Many love to shout, in the wake of seditious violence against our way of life: This is not who we are. If you study American history and politics honestly you really cannot say this. Just study the history of the GOP in the last 100 years, after which what will you say? This is indeed who we are! Since my youth and my youthful interest in our politics I have known that the Republican Party has always, after Lincoln, had close ties to swinish interests and concerns.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.