I found it somewhat amusing that Jeffrey Urbach ("Accounting, not politics", Dec. 14, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010, page 8) has little tolerance for views he claims to be right of center in the "Editor's Desk" column. After admitting he subscribes to multiple left-wing publications, he says there's no room for views that disagree with his own in an accounting publication.

Maybe he should open his mind and consider other points of view for a change.

I look forward to Bill Carlino's column. Sometimes I agree with him, sometimes I don't. But to say a political view shouldn't be expressed in Accounting Today smacks of fascism. As a conservative Christian CPA (a true minority), I am subjected to liberal views all day long. But I am secure enough with my views to not feel threatened by ideas from the other side. In fact, I encourage them.

Besides, aren't progressives supposed to be tolerant of other people's views?


John R. McClung, CPA

I.M. Accounting Services Inc.

Kings Park, N.Y.

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