Reader Marc Perkel submitted the following letter to the editor this week. Want to submit one yourself? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll publish it.
Eighteen percent of Americans over 65 don't have the required photo ID to vote in Republican controlled states that passed voter ID laws. Republicans are denying seniors the ability to vote in an election where Republicans intend to make severe changes to Medicare and Social Security. Republicans are cheating seniors out of their right to representation.
The way I see it is that when a party has to cheat to win they are admitting through their conduct that they can't win on the merits of their position. I think that it is Un-American to cheat seniors out of the right to vote and that the rest of us who still can vote should stand up for our seniors. After all, we will someday become seniors ourselves and when we take care of our seniors, we are taking care of ourselves and the values that America stands for. We have to show Republicans that dishonesty is not an American value.
Furthermore, Candidate Mitt Romney this week made the world a more dangerous place today when he made stupid comments about the murder of our ambassador in Libya. Romney reminded the world that America is just one bad election away from going back to Bush, or even worse. That undermines the world's confidence in American leadership. Even Bush knows to keep his mouth shut until he at least figures out what's going on.
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