September 21, 2006
Illegal aliens; Dems and Reps; Shocked, just shocked!
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We have inherited a treasure from the past, and it is our responsibility to pass it on to future generations. The appeasement of the left will lead to the death of all that we hold dear.
Dr. Michael A. Wienir
Shame on me for not writing in response to the first group of ads supporting the Republican Party in recent editions.
I would, however, like to reply to Joel Geiderman and Larry Greenfield of the Republican Jewish Coalition of California. Among all the many issues facing our great nation, they chose to reach out to "moderates" of both parties to review and approach the issues of who is better on national security, economic growth, medical liability and tort reform, welfare and entitlement reform, energy independence and education.
While it is up to each of us to decide the big question of who is better on national security, there is no doubt that the president and the GOP-led Congress initiated, conducted and continue to support a war in Iraq that was based on wrong premises.
Yes, let's please review openly and substantially the issues you have brought up and other issues, too, like the quality of our environment; the quality of public education; freedom to have science move us forward, instead of being held back by the far-right wing of certain versions of Christianity and their interpretation of their version of their Bible; freedom for all people, gay or straight, to live and pursue happiness, and so much more.
I am confident that, overall, Democratic principles will win out over time vs. the divisive and deceitful attempts by you and others of your party to win over Jewish voters.
Congratulations to The Jewish Journal for printing the wonderful Torah portion by Rabbi Karen Deitsch ("Within Us," Sept 15). With her insight, Rabbi Deitsch brings us the ancient words of Deuteronomy and with clarity applies them to the present. Rabbi Deitsch writes with modern-day humor and brings to your readers the knowledge of the Jewish sages of old.
Marina del Rey
I wrote a letter to The Jewish Journal that I thought was too critical (and frankly too caustic) to be printed ("Chamberlain Ad," Letters, Sept 15). The Jewish Journal surprised me -- They printed it word for word in the pole position in the Letters section. The Journal again earns my respect for this display of candor in the face of criticism.
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