Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Letters

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Letters

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Laura K. Blackburn, Evansville Far right gives party bad name

Given the squabbling going on among factions of the Republican Party, I am really surprised at the unlikely alliance two groups within the far right have formed.

The unlikely pairing defies all logic. I am referring to the pro- lifers and the Molon labers. On the surface, it seems that these two groups should be fighting tooth-and-nail. One group fights to protect all "life" as they define it.

The other wants the unfettered proliferation of the tools designed to take life. Yet these two are sharing rallies and championing each other's causes. One only needs to recognize the fact that a child in the U.S. is 13 times more likely to die of a gunshot that a child born in a similarly developed country to see that there should be problems between the two interest groups. Instead, the love just keeps flowing between them.

Are the pro-life people buying into the pro-gun claim that they are the true defenders of human life against possible intruders or a "tyrannical government"? …

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