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Editor, the Advocate:

In response to the letter of Mr. Frank Torres of 11/07/09:

Several of Mr. Torres’ statements are based on his own assumptions without documentation. I know of no Republican voter who believes President Trump could shoot someone and get away with it. I know of no proof that our president has lied “once or twice a day since he took office’’.

Mr. Torres states that the reversal of legislation passed during President Obama’s term happened because President Obama is black and disliked by President Trump. Perhaps some of the Obama legislation was flawed and needed reversal. President Obama’s phrase “you can keep your doctor” rings in my memory. Sitting administrations often reverse the policies of previous presidents because they disagree with those policies. There is no justification in attributing this to racism.

But my chief point of contention with Mr. Torres is his recommendation that I need exorcism. He seems to feel that he speaks from a moral high ground and admonishes me and other Republicans that “God will follow you to the doors of hell.” I suggest that Mr Torres check his own rear view mirror. If he voted for the Democratic pro-choice ticket he may find the souls of 60 million aborted babies pursuing him.

I am going to pray for Mr. Torres. I hope he will pray for me.


William P. Sage MD, Victoria

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Steve Fiedler

very well thought and stated dr. sage

Glen or Janice Ullman

I do not know what the Republican Party believes but Trump does believe he could shoot someone and have absolute immunity from prosecution. Trump is the one who made the statement. It is unbelievable a President of the United States would utter those words while campaigning for office. No President is above the law. There is no absolute immunity for any President.

Trump does lie to Americans on a regular basis. Here is a link to one of many websites tracking his misinformation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/

I find it strange the only misstatement every quoted on Obama’s eight years in office is “you can keep your doctor”. Being unable to keep your doctor was due to the narrowing of network providers. Consumers would have to choose which network was better for their family. The best network for them might not have their current provider. Networks are the result of the high cost of the US Health care industry. Among other industrialized countries the US has one of the highest health care cost and lower beneficial outcomes. Maybe our country could learn what works from countries with better cost/outcomes.

Janice Ullman

Michael Gomez

Dr. Sage stated, " f he voted for the Democratic pro-choice ticket he may find the souls of 60 million aborted babies pursuing him." Another reason I keep my politics secular. Republicans are a pro-birth ticket because their policies do not help children after they are born.

Every president and Supreme court justice enforce Roe v Wade because it is the law of the land. The idea of placing blame on a political party for the 60 million aborted babies is Ludacris. It's certainly not based on fact.

The decline has occurred despite a growing population in the U.S.

In fact, there are proportionally fewer abortions being performed today than when Roe v. Wade was decided. Abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 fell from 16.3 in 1973 to 14.6 in 2014, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

About 39 percent of the women who had abortions in 2014 were white, 28 percent were black and 25 percent were Hispanic. Proportionally speaking, there were 10 abortions per 1,000 white women, 27.1 per 1,000 black women and 18.1 per 1,000 Hispanic women.

Nearly half of all abortions were for women whose family incomes were below 100 percent of the federal poverty line.


"Some members of a CNN panel of female voters from Pennsylvania on Wednesday would not rule out voting for President Trump, even if he shot someone.

During a Q&A on "New Day," moderator Alisyn Camerota broached Trump's 2016 claim that his supporters would still vote for him if he shot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue in New York City.

“You’d have to know why he shot him," one panelist said.

“Yeah, why did he shoot him?” another panelist asked.

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” Trump joked during a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa on Jan. 24, 2016.....So is the president a liar? That was a rhetoric question; without doubt, Trump is a pathological liar. or so said Ted Cruz.

Donald and MelaniaTrump were birthers right up until the inauguration.

John Price said " Well written Dr. Sage. Mr. Torres appears to be an angry ideologue." Does John Price read his LTTEs? Hello pot meet kettle.

John Price

Well written Dr. Sage. Mr. Torres appears to be a angry ideologue.

Brian Vandale

Very well written.

Bradley Johnston


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