Republican Fourth Congressional District candidate Burgess Owens apparently thinks people who want to have universal health care are Marxists. This would mean that virtually all of our nation’s allies (Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, every country in the European Union, et al.) are Marxist.

Yes, Owens is fast and loose with his labeling. I for one am not interested in being represented by someone who can’t tell the difference between the governments of the former USSR and the United Kingdom.

Don Shafer, Salt Lake City