Letters to the Editor: Republicans perceived unfairly

By The Beacon | September 21, 2011 9:00pm


Republicans perceived unfairly

I am writing in response to the commentary, "Get involved in politics, make a difference" (Sept. 15).

As an active member of UP College Republicans, I find it very disappointing to see such a negative attitude towards the Republican Party and I feel that Republicans are being perceived unfairly. I am proud to vote as a Republican, and I would never speak so poorly of someone that does not share the same political viewpoints as myself. I would never refer to the Democratic Party as "nefarious." Nor is it fair to blame all of the U.S. domestic problems on the Republican Party and our involvement in the Middle East. I found that article to be very offensive to my political beliefs, and I think it was very unprofessional to bash on a group of people in that manner.

I will be the first to admit that no political belief system will satisfy everyone, which is why I am a strong believer in bipartisanship and ensuring that all viewpoints are represented in our government. That's why it is so important to vote. I do agree that we as educated citizens should do more to make our voice heard in our government by voting and writing letters to our congressmen and senators. Nothing will be accomplished by complaining about all the problems in the world and doing nothing about it. However, my agreement with that commentary ends there. 

-Stephanie Fekete

junior, business marketing and sustainability