Daily Letters

A selection of letters received.


August 02, 2004

A raising and an education

Dear George:

I am a 46-yr. old female who has worked in the medical field for about 25 years. I have two grown children. One of my biggest complaints is watching people abuse programs such as Medicaid. I had 2 children without any medical insurance and I paid for them out of my pocket, working right up until the time I had them and returning to work as soon as possible afterwards. I did not get their immunizations free, their doctors visits free, their formula, their medicine, etc. I had cloth diapers even when disposable ones were available. I was responsible for them, the government was not.

I believe you owe your children 2 things: a raising (which consists of many things along with teaching them about God) and an education. My son is about to start college and it is my responsibility to see that he is properly educated. I have watched many young kids have babies out of wedlock, living off of the social programs and never learning what it is to be responsible for their own actions. Mr. Bush, I support you and your beliefs 100%.

I do tend to get into heated arguments with liberals which I probably shouldn't. My son is at the age of fighting for his country and he recently told me that if he finds that college is not for him, he will sign up for one of the military branches of service. Naturally, I cringe a little at the thought of him going to serve his country and the possibilities of him not returning as every parent would do but my daddy fought in the Korean war and I can remember him telling me that God was always at his side. It was his duty.

I feel that the American people have strayed far away from God and that is one of the main reasons we have so much discontent in America today. I admire your courage to lead our country in the ways that you do, always standing up for the things that are good and right even though you get criticized often. I love your statement about “being responsible for your own actions” but I just wished more people would adhere to it.

Thank you for your stamina, honesty and leadership in times that we need a strong commander. Good luck in the upcoming election. You have my vote!


Age 46
Mineola, Texas


God's will

Dear Mr. President(?),

I live in Colorado Springs, a major conservative hotspot, but I have luckily grown up in a very liberal family. Both my parents are Democrats. I have always thought (on my own, mind you), that you are no president. A president is someone who doesn't put innocent people in the line of fire, for a war that serves no purpose (where are the weapons of mass destruction, Dubya?). A president is someone who respects freedom of rights for EVERYONE ( same-sex marriage, maybe?)

But, what doesn't make sense, Mr. President, is that anyone who is against what you are doing is considered un-patriotic. The Dixie Chicks, Michael Moore, I could go on forever.... Don't get me wrong, I love this country, but the fact that I am against the war in Iraq, that I am in support of same-sex marriage, and that I am really against you, because of you I am considered someone who hates this country. Isn't this my freedom of speech?

Lastly,(and this is worst thing) I am a devout Christian. I may worship in an unorthodox way, and I haven't gone to church in about 5 weeks, but I still have faith in God. You are saying that this war is in the name of God. You are saying that everything you do, most of it is God's will. This is NOT God's will. This war isn't God's will. None of this is. If you want to be more Christ-like, and follow God's way, start by reading one of the ten commandments. I believe the one you're searching for, is oh what is it? “Thou shalt not kill” maybe???

I'll be hoping for Kerry to save this country

Age 15
Colorado Springs, Colorado


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