To the editor:
John Kerry is religious — but he does not let that interfere with his politics. He can do this because ambiguity is his forte.
Kerry trumpets the fact that he is a veteran but refuses to disclose medical facts relevant to his Purple Heart Awards. His commanding officer says that the wound he got was no more serious than a scratch from a rose.
His duplicity allows him to be on both sides of most issues. For example he opposes marriage for same-sex couples but supports same-sex unions. He voted both for and against funding the Iraq conflict. He says he is Catholic but refuses to follow Catholic dogma. His latest act has been to refuse to recognize that when a pregnant mother injures or loses her child, that there is indeed a second life involved. Thus he voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. He is an inveterate obscurantist whose pronouncements are as clear as a London fog.
What we need in a commander-in-chief is decisiveness. With John Kerry you will get four years of waffling, side-stepping, nuancing facts into meaninglessness, spinning the truth into self-aggrandizement at every turn. The people of the United States deserve better.
Jan E. Fredericks