Bush no dictator
Dear Editor:Bryan Monroe, in his letter, “Don’t twist Hunter’s memory” (Aspen Times, June 22), states: “like running that Nazi prick out of the White House while there are still a few jobs and a little Social Security intact!”I really object to the emotional name-calling he projects. If Bush were a Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein or any of the other dictators who have seized power and ruled by fear and terror, Bryan would summarily be executed for far less of a statement than he made. So would anyone who objected or came to his defense. As far as jobs and Social Security go, the United States has been losing jobs, factories and economic growth to world competition for years because of our insane regulatory and tax system. Bryan would apparently rather bury his head in the sand than look at or support any real solution that would turn around this long-term downward spiral, and I don’t mean close the borders and end international trade or some idiotic idea like that.I am not defending Bush, as he seems to have little respect for the Bill of Rights. The Patriot Act is a disaster and a travesty on civil rights. Police states are always more efficient. I might criticize the president in that fashion rather than calling him a Nazi. Look, we are fighting crazies out there who believe that heaven is 72 prepubescent girls – i.e. 11- to 12-year-old virgins – and that it is OK to kill women and children. They want us dead. What a great religion. Islam cost the lives of 3,000 Americans on our own soil. Wake up!! Because of Bush’s aggressive offensive stand, we have had no more attacks on the continental United States. Give him and our great soldiers credit for that! Mike MasonCedaredge
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