James Merett: Not worth supporting
November 1, 2010
To the editor:
I have always been a registered Republican since I came of age to vote.
I agree with limiting government size, spending, limiting government regulation of businesses, having a strong military and my Second Amendment rights. But voting for a Republican on Tuesday, I can't do.
John Williams brought up the name-calling used by some liberals to describe conservative in his letter to the editor.
Conservatives are bringing it on themselves. I offer the following:
In Texas, Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," was booed for saying the moon reflects the sun's light. Hint: Genesis 1:16 says God made two great lights, the sun and moon.
A few people stormed out, one saying "we believe in God here."
A staggering 64 percent of Americans declared that if science disproved one of their religious beliefs, they'd reject that science in favor of their faith.
A new survey of Americans' knowledge of religion shows atheists and agnostics outperforming Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions.
Polls show that 46 percent of Republicans wrongly think President Barack Obama is a Muslim.
I've been asked to forward many e-mails saying so. I reply to all "of the truth" in these lying e-mails with the help of http://www.snopes.com.
The religious far right is hurting the Republican Party. Creationism, outlawing all abortions even in cases of rape, outlawing birth control, tearing down the wall of separation between church and state, and repealing the health care bill are not what I want.
I can't help but think that's what I'll get if I vote for any Republican candidate this year.
I don't get how a party can be for ending all abortions to save babies, yet support repealing health care. This will ensure a return to allowing insurance companies to make money by telling the parents of a dying child that their medical insurance is canceled.
On Election Day, I will be supporting the Democrats in doing the best they can to move this country forward, not back to more of the same old ways.
In the future, I hope to find a Republican Party I can support.