Mary Noble (letters to the editor, Nov. 7) would like to know what the voting public in America were thinking when they went to the polls on Tuesday.
Well, Mary, we were thinking that if someone like John Kerry were elected into the most powerful position in the United States, or the world for that matter, that we would no longer be the United States of America. We would become the United States of Indecision. The call-Kofi-Annan-and-see-what-he-thinks-first country.
You refer to our country's leader as a monkey. I am proud of the job George W. Bush has done for his country and mine. You, I completely discount because you have left our shores and have been an expatriot for at least three years now. You pay no taxes that contribute to the support of our beloved country, yet you feel the need to insult myself and other Christians like me. Please excuse us for having morals and standing up for them.
America was founded by Christians seeking asylum from prosecution for worshipping as they choose. This is the most fundamental element of historical fact. Our money says, "In God We Trust." We are the land of the free and the home of the brave. Two things you do not seem to hold in high regard, unless we follow in your footsteps and take for gospel the foul accusations you lay at our feet. It seems you think that people cannot be Christian and have a mind capable of conscious thought.
Recheck the numbers, Mary. Almost 60 million people voted for George W. Bush. He won almost every county precinct in the country (including in states he lost). The majority of Americans want him as our president and that is how it shall be until he has to leave office in January of 2009, when he will be replaced by another candidate for the presidency chosen by the American people.
Please feel free to stay where you are (Thailand), just please refrain from claiming Juneau as your place of residence, as it is not fact. And as a final thought, I teach as you claim to do, and we teach the children not to use put-downs and that name-calling shows personal ignorance. Perhaps you should show a better example to the youth of my country and the world.