Dear BTL, Does anyone else remember George Bush’s campaign promises to be “a uniter, not a divider,” to be a “compassionate conservative” and to support state’s rights?
This country is more divided than ever, we’ve seen little or no compassion in anything Bush does, and now he supports the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would overrule state’s rights and write discrimination into the constitution. This amendment isn’t about protecting the “sanctity of marriage” or “activist judges,” it’s about politics. The timing is a sign of the desperation of his re-election campaign. He has to distract the American public from the problems he has created or made worse: The war in Iraq, jobs and the economy, health care, education, the environment and many others. It’s a desperate attempt to salvage his campaign, by pitting one group of Americans against another.
Alan L. Light
Iowa City, Iowa