2000-12-16 / Letters

A Never-ending Battle

Dear Editor;

It is now five weeks since the presidential election. The legal battles may be coming to an end, but the arguments will certainly continue for years.

James Conway Sullivan made some statements (Failte), which warrant a response.

Vice President Gore’s attorneys have consistently attempted to have all votes counted accordingly to Florida law. The Florida Legislature and law may be faulted for failure to specifically define rules for judging the intent of the voter. The US Supreme Court has prevented the Florida Supreme Court from giving more precise instructions for determining voters’ intent.

The term liberal is no longer in fashion, but the majority of American voters supported Al Gore. The majority of Americans also support public education and the right of choice.

There are people who are so sure of their moral beliefs that they wish to impose them on all Americans. Unfortunately we will find that we will all suffer loss of government services as tax cuts are given to the wealthiest one percent and our oil prices climb until we actually pump oil from Alaska North Slope or even the Santa Barbara coast of California.

Our Constitution provides for the nomination of Supreme Court members by the President with the consent of the Senate. We have now seen the outrageous spectacle of five Supreme Court Justices selecting a president by making it impossible to count legal votes.

NORMAN SILVERMAN


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