Re: Not Dead Yet, Scene & Herd, by Scott Harrell (Nov. 10-16)
After reading your article, I realized that the reaction among the left is quite constant: You feel that somehow the wrong man won! Even though Bush won with a record-breaking performance, the left still won't examine itself to see why their man didn't win.
I was a part of the left for most of my 48 years. But truthfully, it gets to a point where logic steps in and tells you that it just won't work!
My analogy is this: Suppose you were a father who imposed no order or rules on your children? You let them go to sleep whenever they wished, you let them eat whatever they chose, you got them out of every mess, you took care of every aspect of their life?
Contrast that to a father who was mainly strict and ensured his children were educated, fed well, well rested and able to fend for themselves and handle their own difficulties.
If you were a child, which would you choose? Of course they would choose the first!
But which is the best?
Truth be told, the best would be a proper blend of the two fatherhood ideologies. Lacking this, you would have to logically choose option No. 2. The left needs to readjust its values to a point where it empowers rather than bypasses.
I only voted for Bush because the left platform really sucked. In spite of the Iraq War and all the other stupid things he did, the country still preferred his platform over yours!
Please give us a decent choice. You have four years to get it together, so get your people to stop griping and get them to figure out how they can do some good.
— Martin Sherman
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Re: Voices of the South, by John Sugg (Oct. 27-Nov. 2)
Your "Voices of the South" was absolutely fantastic. What I appreciated most were the voices. The article was one of the best depictions of the South I've come across in a local paper since arriving from up North in 1999. And those voices don't sound any different than mine — at least on paper. Thank you for that great piece.
— Kwadjo Boaitey