2008-10-17 / Letters

Democrats for Fascism

Dear Editor,

Usually I am quite lengthy in my response to the anti-Republican, partisan attacks written in to The Wave. There are times however, when the writers' comments are so vile and repulsive that they largely speak for themselves and warrant no involved debate.

Such is the case with Daniel Solomon's letter attacking Republican District leader Jane Deacy. First, he starts with an ad hominem attack on Deacy, stating "she is either delusional or an idiot." What a great beginning to this feast of pure reason that Mr. Solomon is about to regale us with. It goes on and on, his polemic of venom, which is remarkable only for it's total lack of introspection or pluralism.

The particularly offensive portion is his statement that, "[Sara] Palin is making an innocent child suffer through the awful existence that is Down's Syndrome." He is speaking of the fact the Vice President candidate Palin decided to see her pregnancy through, knowing that the child would be developmentally disabled. My question is this, is Mr. Solomon really presuming to be the ultimate authority on what constitutes a worthwhile or meaningful existence as opposed to an "awful" existence, as he so flippantly describes a Down's child life. As if they can know no joy or purpose. It seems that Mr. Solomon has not learned the lessons of the last century when ideologies of repression, exclusion and outright intolerance abounded. All to miserable ends. With friends like these, the Democrats surely don't need enemies.

HAROLD PAEZ

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