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JOHN WILLIAMS, San Clemente

Thank you for publishing the writing of Councilman Gene James in your guest opinion.

This column confirms what I believed since his introduction of the divisive and absurd Second Amendment Sanctuary City scam.

His statements regarding the erosion of the rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are all one needs to hear to appropriately consider him an ally of extreme right-wing conspiracy theories and those promulgating such nonsense.

The pandemic is real. The efforts enacted by those of authority to preserve lives, and help stem the flow of this disastrous virus did not deprive anyone of any rights. To find fault with life-saving efforts is as vile as promoting life-threatening actions, such as the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Mr. James’ references to historical figures is clear evidence of his lack of knowledge of the real history of our country.

Even as he tries to feign cohesive efforts, he again promotes division through his own misstatements and lack of knowledge.

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