Is this the aggressive policy he refers to? I can think of one Democrat who would oppose these measures - Oh that's right, the Democrats attacked Joe Lieberman and he is now an independent. Any questions?
We're full of the wrong stuff
To the editor:
For some people, there is no higher reality than the belly. Whether fat or thin, they stuff their stomachs and are content, even though the world around them is a garbage dump full of suffering, unhappy people. All their labors have but one purpose - to satisfy their various appetites.
There are other people, however, who feed their bellies but yearn for the higher reality of love. Their bodies call for food, yes, but their real hunger is for light and the love of God. It is these people who will endure privation and populate the earth once the people who love their bellies have destroyed themselves with infinite forms of gluttony and self-love. People of the belly are raping the earth. Our land is sick because we are sick and our bellies are full of the wrong kind of food.
It does not take a rocket scientist to realize that humanity is ruled and oppressed by the god of the belly. The coming days will be difficult, and those who put their faith in a full belly will self-destruct. This Christmas season, as the god of the belly is lifted up and worshiped by those who love and fear death, let us fall on our knees in adoration of the child who endured hunger and death so that we might live.
Put-downs of Bush ought to stop now
To the editor:
Well, now I have been driven to write about George W. Bush, the president of the United States of America. In the Friday, Oct. 26, issue there was a political cartoon of a California firefighter throwing water in the face of the president.
What a slanted, pro-Democrat agenda your paper must have to run that. I realize citizens must filter out half the political news since it is always trying to damage the president, but that was simply a rotten cartoon.
Barbara Boxer, D-California, made a fool of herself flaying President Bush about the fires in California. She made such a fool of herself that Sen. Feinstein, D-Calif., made a speech the same day from the Senate floor praising the president, the National Guard, the firefighters, the governor, etc.
I of course understood the reason for Barbara Boxer's tirade. She does that a lot and is, after all, related to Hillary Clinton by marriage, but common decency at a time of great trial for California might have cautioned her to keep her mouth shut for once. I have been a Democrat most of my life, but no longer.
I am not a blind supporter of the president and try to make reasoned decisions, but I will not be involved with a political party that employs constant and often dishonest vitriol to be elected. The Democrats have come a long way from President Kennedy asking that Americans "ask not what your country can do for you but rather ask what you can do for your country." We should think very carefully before electing the "two-for-the-price-of-one" couple again. The goals of the social-progressive, forwarded by the ACLU will at last achieve the ultimate nanny state. God bless America at this critical time.
Jene L. Meier
(Editor's note: The firefighter in the cartoon referred to by this letter-writer was a donkey, symbol of the Democratic Party. The Herald-Mail apologizes if that cartoon's message wasn't as clear as it should have been.)