2000-08-12 / Letters

Dismayed With Weiner

Dear Editor;

In reading your newspaper last week, I was appalled and quite taken in sorrow about Congressman Weiner bragging about his being awarded a 100 per cent rating by the Humane Society. Weiner is for the protection of elephants in circuses and is against cockfighting among other issues. Weiner has also co-sponsored a bill called the "Dog and Cat Protection Act", to prohibit the importation and sale of dog and cat fur in United States. All fine and good, but where is Weiner's moral compass?

Weiner continues voting for the taking of human life of a child at nine months of age. Weiner continues being one of the minority members left in the House of Representatives to continue to vote against the ban on Partial Birth Abortion. Polls show that between 88 to 94 per cent of the American people want a ban on Partial Birth Abortion. The American Medical Association has stated that there is "never" a reason for this procedure to be performed. In fact it is more dangerous for a woman to go
about this three-day procedure then to give birth to the child at this stage.

There is something very wrong when the voters of Queens and Brooklyn continue to leave this man in office as a congressman who votes against the majority views of the people. There is something wrong with a congressman who brags about the importation of dog and cat fur over the lives of nine-month-old human babies.

Fortunately for life, last week as I was leaving church in the Rockaways, I did get to meet and talk with a candidate (Councilman Noach
Dear), who has decided to run in a primary this September against Weiner. Dear's convictions in conversation with me says it all, "Family First". Dear, unlike Weiner, will vote for the ban on Partial Birth Abortion. Dear, unlike Weiner, spoke out against the desecration of the Madonna at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and would vote for school vouchers. Clearly family ideas and values with a moral compass!

JIM KELLY


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