Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

January 2, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 01/02/2014

Wrong for the times

 

The Republican Party is just wrong for current times. They are nationalistic and warlike when what we need is more international cooperation to deal with the major threats facing us, all of which are global — invasive species, new deadly drug-resistant diseases, unbalanced economies, global warming and all of its dreadful consequences including rising ocean levels and severe weather events.

They are opposed to government and wish to go back to the Neandertal era of totally independent action, when the challenges facing us require collective action. They support religion and neglect science when what we need is less religious contention and more scientific research. They are opposed to birth control at a time when overpopulation is a serious threat to the planet. They are in favor of regressive taxes (like sales taxes) and against progressive income taxation of the wealthy at a time when income inequality is a major threat to our and the world’s economy.

The Democratic Party takes the right side on all of these issues.

Barbara Abbott

Lake Leelanau

 

 

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