In a free society it's important that issues be openly debated.
It appears the letter written from Pequot Lakes has little to offer in the way of facts to substantiate his position so he degenerates to insults, and name-calling, distortion of issues.
First he proves that Bush is no Harry Truman who was willing to take responsibility for his actions. I suggest he subscribe to CNBC, Business Week, and U.S. News and World Report if he wants to broaden his knowledge and learn about the loss of 3 million jobs over seas.
I am sure he is familiar with the 300-word requirement. There were many examples I would have liked to include but I had thought that most people were intelligent enough to realize that two people working 60-hour weeks for 40 hours of pay cause the loss of a job for a third person. Apparently in his case I was mistaken.
Making fun of the lack of high-paying manufacturing jobs in Walker shows how parochial his views are and overlooks the fact that some of us can be concerned about the entire country and where it is headed.
I admit that most of my income comes from stocks and I have done quite well over the past few months. If making money was my sole concern in life I would be a greedy Republican. As it is I get very concerned when I read about people losing their jobs, homes, wives, families, and everything they have worked all their lives for. I am a liberal concerned about others and proud of it.
Throughout history there has never been a great civilization which did not end up collapsing from corruption and greed within and I fear that is what is starting to take place in this country.
Thoughts on the war
Recently I have been thinking about the war on Iraq. I see the U.S. as being stuck in something that President Bush started and we aren't able to get out. The reasons for the war have been pointed out to be false accusations. It seems like the U.S. just went straight into something without really looking for the facts. We have men and women fighting for a cause that isn't just. They are fighting for something that isn't a proven fact. How can we send in troops without having a just cause? The troops are dying for some petty war game that Bush felt like playing. Yes, we are fighting against the war on terror, but have we ourselves become the terrorists? I happen to have friends in the military and I support the troops in every way. However, when I have friends who are going to Iraq, who regret going, then something must be wrong. Some of the troops don't want to join Bush's unfounded war which has killed many innocent people along with our own soldiers. Many wish they could escape Bush's grasps on their lives. These men and women want to come home. They are sick of the games and I agree with them. At least their reasons have a good explanation.
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