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No More Practical Conservatives

July 11, 1996

Re "Gale-Force Phyllis" (July 2): What an appalling person. Phyllis Schlafly's choice of a job as a student was testing machine guns. She actually fights against equal rights. Her whole life has been hellbent on deconstruction, attack and the denial of other people's rights.

What a wretched existence, so typical of latter-day right-wingers. Gone are the practical conservatives of yesteryear. Now Republicans are self-righteous destroyers.

Interestingly, the nearest person to the fair-minded conservatives of long ago is the current president.

DAVID BALE

Manhattan Beach

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So Phyllis Schlafly has recently taken up spearheading a literacy campaign and speaking out against homosexuality even though she has an openly gay son. That sounds consistent with her career of attacking women for wanting careers.

JOSEPH TAYLOR

Los Angeles

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