Defining the 'American way'


Published: Monday, January 24, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 10:28 p.m.
In a recent letter to The Sun, Phyllis Perry (Jan. 18) suspects that she may have a gross lack of understanding of the American way. I agree, and I feel compelled to try to enlighten her on a few of her points.
To her, only people of wealth can run for president. Does she not remember Nixon, Ford, Carter and Clinton, to name a few? She asks why abortion is taking a human life and the death penalty is not. Abortion is the taking of an innocent life, while the death penalty is the taking of a life that has been convicted by a jury - a person who has committed a crime.
She questions whether sexual preference is genetic. Scientists have yet to discover a homosexual gene. I sympathize with her frustration. I have a few of my own.
Bill Samples, Gainesville

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