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Letters: I stand by what I said

Lyle Slawson claims that my opinion regarding rape joker Al Franken's senate victory was off base. In a follow up letter, Gary Magnuson echoes that view. I stand by what I said. The far left Minnesota Supreme Court "appointed" Franken as senator. He didn't win.

An article in the Wall Street Journal titled, "How To Steal An Election", summed it up very well when it said: "If the GOP hopes to avoid repeats, it should learn from Minnesota that modern elections don't end when voters cast their ballots. They only end after the lawyers count them." The morning after the election, Coleman was leading. I rest my case.

But neither Slawson nor Magnuson answered my burning question: How can you vote for a creature (he's not a man) like Franken who jokes about rape? Do the people who voted for Franken think that rape is a joke? Answer me that.

My opinions are not angry rants Mr. Slawson. I'm an American citizen who has every right to voice my thoughts. And as for Mr. Magnuson; how does he know I'm a Republican? Was he in the voting booth with me? I am very independent. I have voted for Democrats and Republicans.

Mr. Magnuson says with enough rope I'll hang myself. Really? With enough water Mr. Magnuson can probably drown himself. What scares the heck out of me is that this guy is or was a history teacher. Did he teach Democratic history (as many of our teachers are very liberal), or did he teach real history? That's not meant as an insult. It is a fair question.

So far we live in a free country where everyone is allowed to express his or her opinion. But with the socialist trend of the present administration, I wonder if all our freedoms will continue ... as we know them.

Tom Kovach, Nevis