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George Krenz letter: Work together for a strong America

After living in the ultra-conservative Republican state of North Dakota for the past four months, I've gotten to know many real good people. The people of North Dakota are strong-willed, hard working and dedicated to their personal virtues and va...

After living in the ultra-conservative Republican state of North Dakota for the past four months, I've gotten to know many real good people. The people of North Dakota are strong-willed, hard working and dedicated to their personal virtues and values.

I grew up on a small family farm in southern Minnesota so I understand this way of life. I went to church every Sunday learning the importance of faith, family and friendship. I learned that abortion, gay marriage and stem cell research are morally wrong. Does that mean that I have to vote for George W. Bush?

I've always voted Republican because the Republican Party used to be dedicated to helping rural people like us. The Republican Party used to be based on strong morals and values. Although this may still be true, we Republicans need to start looking at what this administration is really doing to our future. No Child Left Behind is leaving more kids behind. The surplus Bush inherited has turned into a record national debt. We've lost many key allies who feel we have betrayed the world by invading Iraq. I could go on, but that would take the whole page of the Opinion section.

Ed Schultz is not alone here in North Dakota. I'm a former conservative who has put aside my ignorance and apathy to see what's really going on in this country. "Straight Talk from the Heartland" needs to be read by all liberals, conservatives and moderates alike. Even though you may not agree with everything Big Eddie discusses, the book will help you become more aware of partisan politics.

All of us are conservative on some issues and liberal on others. So why do we either have to be on the left or the right? What's wrong with the middle? In the end, Democrats and Republicans are both Americans and we need to work together to make our nation strong again.

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George Krenz

Fargo

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