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The problem is politicians

To the editor:

Election Day draws near. Will you raise your hand to God declaring your support of certain issues when you vote? Will you raise your hand to your children, others of the future generation, about issues? I have many I will no longer be part of.

My favorite party and politicians have changed in a bad way. The party increasingly supports later stages of abortion. I began voting in 1972. For years, my vote supporting abortion was for what was called “the removal of an unviable piece of tissue,” limited to the first trimester. This is no longer true.

In New York and Virginia, full term abortion is now allowed. New York politicians gave a standing ovation when they changed the law to include full-term abortion. They stood up and cheered the destruction of a full-term baby. Democrat politicians have failed us. They need to learn this. Only the voting booth can change them to reflect us.

Our governor, here in Virginia, refuses to even answer the letters I have written to him about his comment, “We will be sure to take the baby aside and make it comfortable while we discuss the situation with the mother,” referring to a fully developed live birth. I guess he feels he can ignore the choice he made about full term abortion. I will no longer raise my hand to God declaring my support. Will you raise yours to God in support of destroying life?

Mr. Biden chose for his running mate an admitted socialist, Kamala Harris, on record as voting further to the left than Bernie Sanders. Check this for yourself. Running in the Democrat primary she received such waning support that she dropped out before getting even one vote. Why did he pick her, a socialist? Democrats turned her down.

Biden promised self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders that he will run the Department of Health, also verifiable. Why has Mr. Biden chosen an admitted socialist to be a major member of his candidacy? Why so many socialists, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the team? Because my once-favored politicians have evolved into socialists. If you have wisdom, you know how socialism turns out. Take a look at the history of the world. I will not raise my hand to God, or the generations to come, for this either, will you? I am not a socialist, are you like them?

On Feb. 21, 2020, Biden said to gun manufacturers “I’m coming for you. Period.” He chose Beto O’Rourke, saying, “You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort.” As candidate O’Rourke, he declared in primaries, “I’m coming for your guns.” I will not raise my hand to do away with the Second Amendment. Too many bad guys around. Too many riots lately. How about you? Democrat politicians need to learn this. They need to be laid off for a while.

Dorien de Lusignan

Suffolk