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Thursday, July 31, 2003 02:20 pm

Your Turn . . . 7-31-03

No Tom Tomorrow!

Dear Sir or Madam,
I grow increasingly tired of the liberal fire-fueling cartoons and articles in your paper. I pick up your paper every week in order to get Springfield information and ideas for my upcoming weekend. However, I am appalled at your partisan beliefs. Yes, you have freedom of the press. Yes, you have a right to say what you want. Are there any conservatives on your staff? Does anyone support our president and the cause that we are pursuing in Iraq? If you would open your eyes, you would know the torture, rape, and murder that has been going on in that country for 20 years. I am not in my 50s, and I am not a male. Therefore, I'm not your typical Republican. I am a 26-year-old female who supports the troops and I support my president 100%. His cause is noble and it is justified. Your paper has done nothing to encourage the demonstrating of support for our troops. You have glamorized getting out and walking around with baby killing signs. Your paper is one-sided and it is doing nothing but trying to drum up a lack of support for our men and women overseas. My generation is on its way to treating our Gulf War II veterans the way our fathers were treated when they came back from Vietnam. Get a conservative on your staff if you want a bi-partisan paper that people read outside of the can. People should arrive at their own truths. One's own truth is a decision that comes from a two-sided argument. This Modern World cartoons portraying Bush as provoking attacks on our troops disgust me.

V. Taylor
Springfield


Touched by the trials of Job

Dear editor,
Thank you for printing Job Conger's recollection of his departed dad ["Father's Day," July 24]. As someone who had his own troubled relationship with a strong-willed parent, I found the essay true, eloquent, and touching.

James Weeks
Springfield

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