Letters to the editor for November 14, 2012

By Union Democrat staff November 14, 2012 08:37 am

Obama is unqualified

To the Editor,

Congratulations Obama, your campaign was based on personal attacks and lies. 

It worked, you are not qualified to be president of the United States of America.

Bob DeCristoferi

Sonora

Stop criticizing the Christian Right

To the Editor,

Democrats should quit criticizing the Tea Party and the Christian Right and praise them for their crucial role in the reelection of the president and ensuring a Democratic majority in the Senate. 

They rolled out extremist senatorial candidates like Sharon Angell, Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdack to lose senate seats that were there for the GOP’s taking. And mostly, they deserve enormous credit for destroying the myth of “White Superiority.”

I was tempted to be more diplomatic and less harsh in writing this letter, then on second thought I decided the heck with it. 

I’m angry and fed up with the right-wing extremists who have taken over the Republican Party of which I was a member for 26 years. 

I am a paraplegic who is appalled by those who oppose embryonic stem-cell research because of the absurd belief that every embryo. a cluster of microscopic cells, has a soul. 

This research could lead to cures of MS, ALS, juvenile diabetes and other diseases and catastrophic injuries like my own. 

Why should I sacrifice my health because of your ignorance and superstition? 

Why do you hang on to myths that prolong the suffering of others? 

We can no longer afford to accept propositions without rational justification. 

I have a friend who is a college biology teacher. She says some students walk out of her class when she teaches evolution. 

The Arctic is melting, glaciers in our national parks are disappearing yet millions of Americans deny man-made global warming. 

Compare the intellects of liberals like the Obamas, both Harvard graduates, and news commentator Rachel Maddow, a Rhodes Scholar, with college dropouts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck. The latter three make millions of dollars doing what they do best: making people with neanderthal attitudes think they’re smart.

Robert Dorroh

Sonora