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Morality, like patriotism, is not owned by the Christian Republicans. When I hear our unelected president say he is going to spread freedom and democracy throughout the world, I get cold shivers. This sounds just like a Christian mission. Democracy is a choice a nation makes. We need to be examples of the good life, not soldiers of democracy!

In the same way, most of us have no trouble determining right from wrong and acting with high morality. We certainly do not need religion to tell us how to act. So you can imagine my outrage to see a cross on the republican podium! As if they owned it! Jesus, who was a meek and mild man, voluntarily lived without riches, and would denounce all these modern day born-agains as hypocritical and callous!

I can barely maintain my rage at what Bush et al. has done to my country. My daughter who is studying in Europe cannot tell people she is American because they hate us so much now! I know I’ve made several points in one paragraph, but you’ve printed plenty of letters that made no points. So, thanks.



Julie Childs

Nevada City


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