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Dave Arnholt letter: Maybe it's 'the party of death and debt'

Charles Hensley (column, Oct. 19) said this is the most critical election in the past 200 years. Hensley said we need to vote and he's correct. We need to vote in this critical election for reasons quite different from those Hensley noted.

Charles Hensley (column, Oct. 19) said this is the most critical election in the past 200 years. Hensley said we need to vote and he's correct. We need to vote in this critical election for reasons quite different from those Hensley noted.

Hensley said Democrats do not believe in fighting terrorism. I suppose only Republicans have fought and died in Iraq and Afghanistan. If that is the case, I'd suggest the Republicans have a serious talk with the Democrats about how to survive. The Democrats have no more desire to see our country attacked than the Republicans. To say or think otherwise is pure ignorance and arrogance. If the Republicans had finished what they started in Afghanistan instead of "cutting and running" off to Iraq, many thousands of people would be alive today.

Hensley seems to imply that we can sleep better and safer with the Republicans in power. That flies in the face of reality. When this administration took power, North Korea did not have nuclear weapons. North Korea just detonated one nuclear bomb and has hinted it will explode three more. Doesn't that just make you feel warm and toasty all over? Iran is probably running a close second. Gee, thanks, Mr. President! They couldn't have done it without you.

The Republicans, often called the party of family values and virtues (it does sound a bit like the Taliban), likes to keep running out the intern debacle of President Clinton. President Clinton made a bad mistake and has paid for it. However, that does not give the Republicans the excuse to do the same thing, only with underage pages. The Foley scandal points out corruption of power as does "Duke" Cunningham, Tom DeLay, Scooter Libby, Jack Abramoff and Dennis Hastert, who appears to have covered up a lot of the Foley perversion for quite some time.

Of course we won't go into all the lies that President Bush and Vice President Cheney told to take us into a war that we are not winning, costs more than we can afford and has cost many lives. Maybe the Republicans should be known as the "party of debt and death."

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Yes, we must vote, all of us. We need to put integrity and oversight back into our government. Sleep well trusting your safety to a bunch of self-righteous righty Republican rascals who will do or say anything to win an election. Vote Democratic and put democracy back into our government.

Dave Arnholt

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