Scrutinize Kerry, and you'll find that he can be dangerous



Scrutinize Kerry, and you'llfind that he can be dangerous
EDITOR:
This political season brings one of the most important decisions that America will need to make on the direction of our country. Having watched John Kerry's "March to Washington" over many years, I question his manipulation of the media and the lack of curiosity within the public at large.
His claim to be the "savior of the Vietnam War" requires some scrutiny. During this war, many thousands of young men died in support of American policy. I honor soldiers who were and are willing to sacrifice their lives for our freedom. Kerry, too, volunteered to serve our country, but why? Did he believe in the cause of the Vietnam War, or was it an opportunity to put medals on a resume? How many soldiers brought a movie camera to document their actions in Vietnam? How often did he show this film to other constituents to impress or plan his future endeavors? Did he re-enact such conflicts in Vietnam to use for the purpose of a later political career?
When John Kerry returned to America, he led the political movement to denigrate the supposed slaughter of countless Vietnamese by American soldiers. When questioned about his involvement in such claims, he dismisses his actions as insignificant. Now, as a liberal Massachusetts senator, he continues to defy the military by supporting legislation to cut the armed forces, military equipment, and funding of the CIA.
Today, the Democratic Party, despite the fact that it detests the military in any form, now accepts a candidate who pretends to embrace the security of America. Can you imagine what John Kerry would do if terrorists explode a nuclear bomb in our country? Would he run to the United Nations for help? Should we rely on other nations to protect our way of life? Now is not the time for indecision. Remember, four years of John Kerry could easily destroy our country forever.
DEBBIE FLYNN
Canfield
Injured cat brings outthe best, worst in people
EDITOR:
I was driving down Glenwood Avenue on Friday, July 30, at about 3 p.m. when I couldn't help but notice an injured cat in the middle of the road. Another lady and I both stopped, knowing we had to do something but not sure exactly what.
Traffic had slowed down, and I asked a man in a van who was passing by what I should do. His response: "Take him to Crago Veterinary Clinic." Tina (the stranger who stopped) and I drove down West Boulevard with tears in our eyes with the injured cat wrapped in a bed sheet on her car's back seat.
I ran into the vet's office and the nurses without hesitation said to bring the cat in, and they rushed him to the back. Within minutes, Dr. Tom (the name he goes by) entered the waiting room to tell us the sad news - massive head trauma and leg injury. His recommendation was to put him to sleep. Tina offered to pay, and I was thinking the same, but Dr. Tom said no. On that tearful ride back to my car, we both tried to console each other, and she convinced me that we had done the right thing.
To whomever hit that cat and ran: You are the worst in man. Tina from Austintown, the man in the van, Crago's nursing staff, Dr. Tom and I are all the best in man.
And out there somewhere, someone is wondering what happened to his or her cat. I hope the owner or someone who knows whose cat it was will read this letter.
If you had a grayish black tabby cat that could have been in the vicinity of Glenwood Avenue near the Newport Glen Apartments north of Overhill, your precious baby has gone to heaven.
JEANNIE KIRCHNER
Boardman

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