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Editor:

I have read with continued awe at the mindless ramblings of our resident liberal, Jim Kane. His letters to the editor are filled with hate toward the President. Kane continues his attack on the people who might have the audacity to disagree with him.

On Sept. 5 he wrote that the mind of a Bush supporter was an oxymoron. He continued, "I believe the majority of Bush supporters followed the president because they were sure he would save stem cells and stop abortions." He seems to equate the right of a woman to have control over her body with the right to kill a fetus. What about the right of that fetus that loses control over its body because of the decision of a woman to abort/kill that life? Why is a woman's "right to her body" more important and overriding than the right of the live fetus?

On Oct. 20 he writes, "We're almost to the point where those who supported this disaster named George Bush should be ostracized and exiled, like lepers. So, if you know any slow-learning or apocalypse-yearning voters, fight the urge to smack them over the head with a 2-by-4, to knock some long overdue sense into them. They failed in their duty as human beings to stand up to evil. Instead, they helped to prop up that evil. Some might argue, but I'm pretty sure that illegitimate wars are evil."

Well, isn't that nice. He really makes me want to be a liberal and I can just feel the "tolerance" for others' views and the lack of respect for the rights of others to disagree with him. The sad fact is that he represents a large portion of intolerant, politically tyrannical and bigoted liberal thinkers.

I take personally the fact that he says I should be hit over the head with a 2-by-4, that I should be ostracized and exiled like a leper. That he calls me slow learning and that he says I have failed in my duty as a human being to stand against evil makes me want to fight against all that this intolerant man stands for. Fight against evil? Well, I fight against the willful killing of human fetuses, the barbaric and tortuous acts of a killer and dictator like Saddam. That I stand firm in my belief that we must take the fight to those who would bring it to us and if that pisses off the Muslim extremists who have already said they have as a goal the extermination of the "infidels," then so be it.

Don't tell me about the danger of young people who are going and could die in Iraq. I have a son on active duty and should he be called to serve then I and his mother will be thinking of the possible consequences daily.

What you call evil, Mr. Kane, and what I see as evil obviously are diametrically opposed.

Ivan D. McLaws, D.P.M., Payson

Editor's note: This letter was shortened to fit within the 400-word limit for letters to the editor.

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