A reader writes

A humble reader—he’s not yet passed along permission to have his letter posted here in full—writes to express his concern with this post. He suggests that I owe Doug Finley an apology.

For sure, I sincerely apologize if Mr. Finley takes or took any offense. None was intended. Nor did I mean for there to be any insinuation that Mr. Finley’s Scottish heritage is at all indicative of his commitment to this country. I have no doubt that Mr. Finley loves this country. And I believe wholeheartedly that no citizen should have his or her commitment to this country questioned on the primary basis of time spent living or working abroad.

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