Conservatives' presence is still felt

The Augusta Chronicle clearly and unashamedly has a bias toward conservatives and the Republican Party.

Most items published can be seen as supporting that bias. As a publication, the editors have the right to do that, I guess. I find it very strange, though, that a major gaffe by one of the leading mouthpieces of the conservative media gets absolutely no mention in the pages of The Chronicle .

Rush Limbaugh was heard on the air during his own radio show discussing a college thesis purportedly written by Barack Obama that disparages the Constitution. But when the item was exposed as a hoax, he responded by saying that he believes that it's what President Obama would have written. He believes that it is what Mr. Obama believes. And, so, the story continues being presented as fact, not opinion.

I see a lot in print and hear a lot said about the erosion of this country and the trashing of the Constitution. Is this the Constitution they want protected and preserved? Is this the government for, of and by the people that conservatives and Republicans tout? More importantly, is this the kind of government, country or world that you want your children to grow up in?

It's a world based on lies, innuendo and supposition, not on actual facts. It's a world where you can be declared unfit to exist because you disagree in opinion on any given point. It is certainly the world of Bush/Cheney. No, you can't just get over it and move on. That administration trashed this country inside and outside its borders, and continues to try to do so even after leaving power.

There is a quote that I'll paraphrase: When they came for the Jews, I didn't speak up. When they came for the gypsies, I didn't speak up. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak.

Clyde Howell, Aiken, S.C.

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