I read the "Viewpoints" article by Homer Beauchamp, and the references to Joe McCarthy, who died in 1957 (May 6 guest commentary, "Haven't we had enough of Joe McCarthy?") We must be into our sixties and beyond to understand the negative connotations implied. I soon understood that the message was that Congressman Allen West was somehow resurrecting Joe McCarthy. Representative West stated there were some members of Congress and the Democratic Party who were communists. Nowhere else in the article is Allen West mentioned, nor is his statement contradicted. There is a brief explanation of Marxism, some correct and some not.