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posted: 3/23/2013 5:00 AM

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This letter is in response to Ms. Beth Dill's letter published March 14 ("Obama's tactics harming America"). I found the overall tone of her letter to be mean, ranting and, most important, without any basis in fact. She states "Channels 2, 5, 7, 9 and CNN, who are all in the tank of President Obama," but I think those station managers would take issue with that. How does Ms. Gill know this?

Her next untrue statement is "Obama is fundamentally trying to change America by making us all the same." Well the Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ..." so I guess Mr. Obama is doing what the authors of that great document wanted.

Another statement I take issue with is "He is undermining our institutions that instill good character -- marriage, the family, communities, schools and churches." Where is the proof? If Ms. Dill is referring to gay marriage, then I submit this from Wikipedia: "Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in several jurisdictions within the United States. As of January 2013, nine states ... have legalized same-sex marriage." So gay marriage is being approved in places where the president has absolutely no influence or control.

Finally, I take issue with her statement about the Drudge Report website. She states, "Everyone in government reads this website daily." How does Ms. Dill know this? According to Wikipedia, the Drudge Report's viewpoints "are often considered conservative."

I consider myself an independent having voted for both parties in my 40-plus years of voting. I enjoy a spirited discussion as long as it includes facts and not opinions.

Larry Hamsing


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