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The Free Lance-Star appreciates the many election letters we've received during the past several weeks. Space limitations prevent our publishing every letter. Today, to allow as many readers as possible to express their views, we are excerpting from letters that have not yet been printed. --Ed.Hear de Tocqueville
It is clearly evident that Barack Obama is a socialist who believes in wealth redistribution. The great political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville clearly understood that democracy and socialism are irreconcilable: "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: While democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
Looming large for our family is the fact that our daughter has a life-threatening, chronic neuromuscular disease for which there is treatment but no cure.
In 2008 Barack Obama pledged that he would work to make sure no one is denied health insurance because of a so-called pre-existing condition. I voted for him the first time because of his promise, and I will vote for him again because he delivered on his promise.
Wanda Sauley Fennell
SpotsylvaniaCook knows terrorism
Voluntarily deploying to Afghanistan in 2011, Maj. Adam Cook served as the officer in charge of investigations and chief legal adviser at a detention facility housing almost 3,000 captured insurgent fighters from the al-Qaida, Taliban, and Haqqani networks, demonstrating leadership skills and patriotism.
Cook has stout leadership and the ability to compromise, and he is a fresh face for the 1st District and the House of Representatives. All these traits are desperately needed to restore our faith in Congress.
Rob Wittman defended veterans and fallen soldiers by holding the leadership of Arlington Cemetery accountable for its mismanagement and mismarked grave sites. Rob helped to ensure the future of those who serve by voting for the G.I. Bill signed into law by the president.
He fought against the increases to Tricare fees and wasteful spending by preventing funding from being used to move an aircraft carrier from Norfolk to Mayport, Fla. He represents us honorably on the Armed Services Committee.
Sen. Bryce Reeves
Sen. Reeves represents