RICHARD GREEN, San Clemente
I’m a law-abiding progressive, liberal person, and I absolutely share everyone’s outrage at the attack on those young Marines.
I just take issue with Mr. Eggleston’s hope that the “teenagers will get the maximum sentence by non-progressive judges who will not pat them on the head and send them home.” He’s being sarcastic, sure, but is there any truth to that awful concern?
My experience has been that regardless of their conservative or progressive labels, our judges have been people of character and integrity; they have had the temperament to apply the law to the facts.
Either through election or appointment, they have had the appropriate experience and education to become judges. I trust that our judicial system will work.
Taking a poke at “progressives” spoiled what was otherwise a pretty good letter.