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Candidate’s comments did not demean those in need Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

This is a needed response to John Murphy’s false assertion about Newt Gingrich’s “food stamp president” commentary in the February 9, 2012, Mailbag. First of all, I’ll be voting for another in the Republican primary, so this is not an endorsement of Newt.

Mr. Gingrich’s comments had absolutely nothing to do with demeaning any person from any race or economic situation. His very salient point addresses the fact that the policies of our current president are creating a great wall to prosperity.

Americans of all faiths have demonstrated that because of our freedom, we are the most charitable group of folks in the modern era. This has a greater impact on those in need than any government program and that was his point, period.

Mr. Murphy, you can only yell “fire” in a theater so many times; the race card does not play in this discussion. We as free Catholics and free Americans can be the tide that lifts all ships.  The sin is the erosion of that freedom.

I’d suggest consulting the eighth commandment before your next indictment.

Paul Vitucci, Madison