EDITOR: I read Helen Hunter's letter, ("Ashes or sparks?" Wednesday) and wondered why she can only imagine a new movement arising from the sparks of the Occupiers with the five points she mentioned (1. one goal with specific aims to expose the causes of and pressing for solutions to our country's inequality of economic opportunity and rewards; 2. everyone is invited; 3. get permits for meetings and demonstrations; 4. demonstrations provide forums to throw sunlight on proposed policies, legislators, etc; and 5. leave sites cleaner than they found them). She doesn't have to imagine such a movement. It already exists. It's the tea party.
EDWARD E. ENGLE