To the Editor:
In a recent story on McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio’s suit to try to unmask the Illinois Integrity Fund ("Tirio continues 'integrity fund' probe," page 3, July 26) it is despicable how Natalie Harris compares the political language of the “crooked Joe” flyer to the Federalist Papers.
Is she kidding? The Federalist Papers are a collection of newspaper essays written in defense of the Constitution. The essays defined and defended the merits of the Constitution as a necessary and good replacement for the Articles of Confederation, which had proven insufficient as a means of governance. They were elegantly written, not viciously written with defamatory accusations and lies!
The purpose of the person or people behind the Illinois Integrity Fund mailers was to steal your vote! Here’s something to think about: If one mattress store said something so blatantly false about another mattress store, there would be a price to pay. Certainly the Founders held free speech sacred, but just as certainly, they would not stand silently by as one political faction lied to the citizenry about another faction in order to steal their votes.
I suggest Natalie Harris and the Illinois Integrity Fund take a free online course on the Federalist Papers and the Constitution. All available through Hillsdale College. Maybe this will help them understand the true intent of our Founders.