Letter: Unrelated thoughts on drones and sequestration

February 25, 2013 

Two items that are unrelated. This week we learned that the administration that considers water boarding torture and therefore wrong, also thinks it is ethical and moral to kill Americans and their family members and friends who are with them, by remote control (i.e. drones) without due process. You can't torture them, but you can kill them and their friends? This is ethical? Torture is bad but murder is OK? I am talking here about family and friends as well as the terrorist.

Second, at the beginning of the year, we had this controversy about raising taxes. Liberals love to raise taxes because they think that they can spend your money better than you can. Now Obama bluffed the conservatives by threatening to raise taxes on everyone. The conservatives didn't want to do that. And Obama won by getting taxes raised on the rich. Now, the shoe is on the other foot. The conservatives love to cut spending. If the so-called sequester happens spending will be cut. According to the Constitution all spending bills must originate in the House. If the House does nothing, the conservatives win. The question is, who will blink first?

LEN SHURE, Pasco

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