In response to Christian Eck's letter in the May 12 Xpress ["Democrats Don't Represent Our Mountain Values"], I would say that he does not speak for all of us living in the mountains, certainly not me and many of my friends. Anyone who supports gun ownership and gun rights is an enemy of all those who have had relatives and friends shot by guns. I wonder how much attention he paid to the Bush/Republican years. They are the ones who got us into the fix we are in now. They got us into a war with lies; they supported only the wealthy big companies, oil, banks, insurance companies who put us into this [economic state]. They don't care about the common man. Obama may not have turned out to be the miracle worker that everyone hoped he would be, but he had no help in Congress from the party of "no."
Eck doesn't like Shuler. But neither do I, because he is a Republican at heart. Tigers don't change their spots and neither do Republicans. They accomplished nothing for the good of this country under Bush and they enlarged the power of the presidency in a way that no administration has ever done. Remember the past, people.
— Lloyd Kay