Democratic Party too liberal

Published 5:46 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

Election day draws near. Will you raise your hand to God declaring your support of certain issues when you vote? Will you raise your hand to your children, others of the future generation, about issues? I have many I will no longer be part of. I’ll cover a few.

My favorite party/politicians have changed in a bad way. The party increasingly supports later stages of abortion. I began voting in 1972. For years my vote supporting abortion was for what was called “the removal of an unviable piece of tissue,” limited to the first trimester. This is no longer true.

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In New York and Virginia full-term abortion is now allowed. New York politicians gave a standing ovation when they changed the law to include full-term abortion. They stood up and cheered the destruction of a full-term baby. Democratic politicians have failed us. They need to learn this. Only the voting booth can change them to reflect us.

Our governor in Virginia refuses to even answer the letters I have written to him about his comment, “We will be sure to take the baby aside and make it comfortable while we discuss the situation with the mother,” referring to a fully developed live birth. I began writing to him the day before he was shown to have dressed in “black face,” way back before COVID.

I guess he feels he can ignore the choice he made about full term abortion. I will no longer raise my hand to God declaring my support. Will you raise yours to God in support of destroying life?

On Feb. 21 Joe Biden said to gun manufacturers, “I’m coming for you. Period.” He chose Beto O’Rourke, saying, “You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort.” (New York Post, March 3). As candidate O’Rourke, he declared in primaries, “I’m coming for your guns.”

I will not raise my hand to do away with the Second Amendment. Too many bad guys around. Too many riots lately. How about you? Democrat politicians need to learn this. They need to be laid off for a while.

Dorien de Lusignan