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GOP represents more than 1 percent

| 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

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