In response to Stanley G. Buford's letter [Perry's Deception: All that glitters ain't gold, Viewpoints, Aug. 24], the only extremist running is your current president. You "regressives" are so far left, President John F. Kennedy would seem like a right-winger to you today. "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country." Ring a bell? Probably not. They don't teach real history in schools any more, just leftist propaganda. I agree with you — America deserves better. Four more years of this dictator and we'll be lucky to have the economy of Cuba. Wake up, people. It's beyond political parties. At some point, common sense should kick in — even for an Oak Parker.