Moore Hardly A Reliable Source



I was somewhat amused by the letter to the editor encouraging voters to see "Fahrenheit 9/11" before they vote.

I rather doubt that there are a lot of Payson voters so naive or gullible as to let a film by Michael Moore influence them. Moore is well-known for films with some truth, some untruth, and some propaganda.

A somewhat recent example is "Bowling for Columbine" which was a very anti-gun film passed off as a documentary with the main idea being that the public should not have access to guns and ammunition. The cartoon and quote on the opinion page (page 5, Aug. 10 Payson Roundup) says a lot about Michael Moore.

The undecided voter might want to look into the Federal Court decisions in recent years and who appointed these judges. One Appeals Court said it was against the Constitution to have the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Another instance is Congress has passed a bill which was signed by the President to try to stop some of the partial birth abortions (which is just about as evil as anything Hitler did). Some federal judges ruled this law unconstitutional.

I rather doubt that the framers of our Constitution would approve of destroying the unborn at seven, eight or more months gestation. We now have a former ACLU lawyer on our Supreme Court. Whether you agree or disagree with these judges and who appointed them, it might give you another thing to consider in deciding which party will get your vote.

Oh, yes, Michael Moore did receive an award at a film festival for his film "Fahrenheit 9/11." Where was this festival held? Where else, but France.

Dale Thoen, Payson

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