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Levy-Lewis . . . The Battle of the Rock!
By Tony Gwynn


April 1, 2007

I've enjoyed the Lewis-Levy debate, which was clearly won in a KO by Lewis after Levy's last letter. But I'd like to thank both letter writers for sharing their opinions on Sitnews.

Mr. Levy likes to comment that people need to stand up and get involved in the system . . . . a common theme heard from many people. I'd like to respectfully disagree.

Do we REALLY want people to get involved who are soooo far left or soooo far right that they can't look at situations objectively?

Mr. Levy shows his true colors and lack of grasp on political/world reality when he starts going down the conspiracy road on why GW won the last election and on the War against Terror. His last response to Mr. Lewis is the EXACT reason why more people shouldn't get involved, shouldn't run for school or city boards and hell, I'll say it, shouldn't even vote!!!

I want our political leaders to be people who are 100% objective on every issue. Not people who have already formed die-hard opinions and who always base their vote on whatever political party they are attached with. Same thing with voting. What is the advantage of having people vote that have no clue on who the candidates are and what their views/values are? Or people that are so brainwashed by their politic affiliation, that they can't see things with a clear and objective mind?

While it's entertaining to read about guys who think that all Republicans are spawned from Satan, president Bush is really an alien, any election the republicans won must have been fixed, we went to Iraq for their oil . . . do we really want those people deciding who is our next president??? That's a scary thought.

I won't go into depth about the war in Iraq. Yes, war sucks. Yes, we underestimated the strength and resolve of the terrorists we were trying to take out of power and control. But to say that the war was about oil and not about removing an evil dictator, who ruled his country by torture, rape and murder, who stole money from the UN, who didn't follow numerous UN sanctions is ludicrous. And to say that Saddam never had or intended to use WMD is ridiculous, and an insult to EVERY soldier who has fought valiantly in Iraq.

I don't care if you disagree with the war, but at least protest it for the right reasons.

I vote both ways. Lately I've tended to vote more republican, as over time the general attitudes of the Dems has turned into a whining, complain about everything, sniveling, elitist drab that just gets more annoying every day. OK, we get it. If you are successful, you must be evil and corrupt. All republicans are bad and motived by greed. Yawn!!!.

I know that there are great leaders on both sides and I know that there are corrupt leaders in both parties. Both parties leaders are in bed with special interest groups. I will continue to vote with whatever person I feel has the best interests of the city/state or U.S. at heart - regardless if he is rep or dem.

Haha, and I'll close with the old saying "be careful what you wish for . . . it just may come true" to Mr. Levy and his wish of Hillary becoming president!!!! If the Dems want to retake the presidency, they better start coming up with better candidates than Hillary, Gore and the Kerrys of the world!!!

Tony Gwynn
Ketchikan, AK

Received March 31, 2007 - Published April 01, 2007

About: "Life time Ketchikan resident, father of three and firm believer that both political parties have good and bad people!"



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