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Hypocrisy by the right

The “Right to Life” folks have me a bit baffled. On the one hand, there are emotional vigils for a brain-dead woman and on the other we have mass complicity in the senseless slaughter of men, women and children in war.

On the one hand, we have the battle cry to limit a woman’s right to honor her body and choices while on the other there’s the blind compulsion for capital punishment that has never deterred crime.

On the one hand, we’re told that stem cell research is wrong on moral grounds and on the other that backing the N.R.A.’s attempt to arm all America is right.

I think I’m more saddened then baffled when I see such self-righteous by elected officials fueled by support of a vast number of my mostly right-wing, conservative evangelical neighbors. Any true religious, compassionate being should be ashamed to be associated with such blatant hypocrisy.

Jacob Wolfe

Nevada City

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