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ELECTION: It can never be late enough

Letter by Charles V. Pregaldin, Tacoma on Aug. 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm | 155 Comments »
August 27, 2012 2:26 pm

Re: “Romney/Ryan, before it’s too late” (letter, 8-25).

Common decency forbids me to express my opinion of someone who’s actually nostalgic for the days in which people unable to work “lived in wretched conditions, often without adequate food,” water, sanitation or medical care, as the letter writer appears to be.

But he should certainly vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, as should all who similarly contemplate with lip-smacking relish the prospect of seeing their fellow beings suffer from extreme want; if those gentlemen are elected and carry their stated intentions into execution, there will be suffering enough to satisfy all but the most voracious appetites for witnessing it.

For my part, I have seen enough starvation, lack of clean water and sanitation, disease, despair and misery during my travels in Third World countries to sate my own admittedly small appetite, and I have no desire to see those things replicated here.

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