Regarding the Feb. 27 news article “Paul aiming to block surgeon general pick”:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes that the surgeon general should focus on “educating Americans so that they may lead healthier lives” and not advocate for “political” issues such as gun control. Vivek Murthy, President Obama’s pick for surgeon general, simply believes we should be able to go on living rather than getting shot and have no life at all, healthy or otherwise.

Lester Shapiro, Washington