Union Democrat staff

People's beliefs

To the Editor,

There are those that don't believe the earth and cosmos were formed intentionally. There are those that don't believe that a great disobedience took place some thousands, possibly millions of years ago.

There are those that don't believe in a set of moral laws that were established thousands of years ago. There are those that don't believe there's a hateful, dejected, purposeful, and pure evil entity out there, looking to destroy things that are good and honestly intended.

There are those that don't believe in the horrors of the Holocaust. There are those that don't believe in the original sanctity of marriage, as it was intended.

There are those that don't believe folks have a right to their own respectful and respective opinions, without being attacked.

There are those that believe veterans are just like other folks.

There are those that don't believe in the infallible, and unchanging truths of the Bible.

I just have one thing to say: My momma always told me "Just because you don't believe it, don't mean it ain't true!"

Wally George


Dangerous recommendations

To the Editor,

Two letters in Friday's paper make some interesting and dangerous recommendations.

In one, they propose that the electoral college be abolished, a foundation of our republic and Constitution. The writer must not realize the danger in a direct democracy which would invalidate states rights and protect us all from the tyranny of the majority. If abolished, a handful of states would dictate our governance.

In another, the writer recommends that some kind of intrusion into our personal medical histories should determine the right to bear a legally bought firearm. What the writer ignores, is that if a loose cannon was determined unfit by some measure to own a gun, he could easily find one (or more) on the black market.

And finally, he ignores the fact that guns in and of themselves do "cause" violence, but rather human beings do...and don't need a gun to do so...anything will do.

As Rush so aptly put it: "Do spoons cause obesity?"

CB Maxwell


Out with the old, in with the new

To the Editor,

On August 6, I had the pleasure of attending a town hall meeting put on by congressional candidate, Jack Uppal.

What a breath of fresh air!

At a time when the approval rating for congress is at 12 percent, it was a pleasant surprise to find an intelligent, reasonable, and genuinely nice man interested in representing us.

What a contrast between Mr. Uppal and his opponent, Tom McClintock. To my knowledge Mr. McClintock has never set foot in Tuolumne County, while Mr. Uppal has been here several times.

Uppal: Ph.D. in chemistry, 28 years in management at Intel, first time in politics.

McClintock: B.A. in political science, lifelong politician.

While Mr. Uppal was solving problems and helping create technical advances, Mr. McClintock was throwing rhetorical bombs and causing conflict, confusion, and chaos. We voters in the newly created 4th District have a wonderful opportunity to do our bit to improve congress.

Out with the old, in with the new!

David Munson