TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

GOP represents more than 1 percent

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Letter to the Editor
Monday, April 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

This is in response to the letter “The new Whigs?” (April 18). Contrary to liberal belief, the GOP does not represent only 1 percent of the population. Protecting society, the sanctity of marriage and constitutional rights are things in which more than 1 percent of the population believes.

The party does not say “no” to everything, only the things being taken away that are important to most Americans. Liberals propose restrictions on guns in the name of Newtown. But what will such legislation actually achieve? They limit the number of bullets, but not the number of clips one can carry. And those who don't buy guns legally — will they abide by these new restrictions?

The writer harps on Reagan and the Bushes for economic downturns. But he forgot the ‘70s under Carter — long lines for gas, our “national malaise” — and the inflated growth of the ‘90s with Clinton. The Democrats control the White House and the U.S. Senate and we have high unemployment and a record number of people receiving federal aid.

You can blame Republicans for any number of things. Just don't blame them for wanting a country that supports itself and trying to do everything they can to rebuild that dream most of us have for our kids' future.

Keith Brancato

Lower Burrell

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Catholicism & science
  2. Not one-sided
  3. Outrageous & delusional
  4. Seal the borders
  5. Major issue, no action
  6. USW not cause of ATI woes
  7. States & secession
  8. Inspiring & welcome
  9. ‘Deflategate’ fault NFL’s
  10. Bright lines: Budget battle
  11. Wolf’s budget better