Mr. Carl Mumpower claims Asheville progressives’ original dedication to “liberty, progress and humanity,” have been kidnapped [“Asheville Progressives Are Losing Ground,” Aug. 1, Xpress]. I disagree and thank him for his recognition of the causes many are dedicated to. How unfortunate that those three standards appear to have been rejected by Mr. Mumpower and the administration he supports. Rather than trying a dialogue, he prefers to add his own fuel source.
He may call what I stand for whatever he wishes; that is his right. However, it has become quite evident that progressives will never support bankrupting or compromising our country simply to appease the extraordinarily destructive, narcissist vanity of one man as heartily as Mr. Mumpower does. Liberty, progress and humanity are what great nations guarantee their people, no matter what.
— Dinah Williams