I wanted to be the first "Republican" to thank you (Vince Adams) for your heartfelt letter; however, I do believe that some issues need to be cleared up. First of all, comparing President Bush to Lyndon Johnson is like comparing apples to oranges. Johnson played a critical role in this nation and what he did has shaped our country today. Johnson pulled our troops out of Vietnam, which caused great disappointment and regret among our troops. The troops who died died for nothing as far as Johnson was concerned. The war in Iraq is similar, but Bush obviously strongly supports our troops and is focused on a better Iraq and bettering the Iraqi people. Sen. John Kerry, on the other hand, would have been another Johnson.
Secondly, scientific breakthroughs such as stem cell research are being done today and huge things are coming from it, and Bush is in full support of it. What he doesn't support is innocent fetuses being aborted for the sole purpose of research. However, abortion is another controversial subject that should be left for another day. And, all I have to say about the "gay community" is Kerry doesn't support it either, and if he did, he would change his mind tomorrow.
Finally, the issue of "God being forced down your throat" never happened. Our country's foundation is based along the sayings of our forefathers: "In God we trust" and "One nation under God." Why should we change what our forefathers wrote and believed when they were fighting for our freedom and for this country?
Bush is a moral, honorable, honest person and if that concerns people, I am not sure what type of president you are looking for.
Bush is not "attacking you and your buddies," Mr. Adams, and I will apologize if other Republicans are. But, the issue isn't Bush; it is that your man, Kerry, didn't win. I think it might help you to get your facts straight before trying to compare your apples with oranges.
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