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I read with interest the article in the Madera Tribune Saturday, Oct. 6, entitled, “Who won the debate?”

The writer wrote she had a problem with the Romney/Ryan ticket because of their religions. She wrote, “The Mormons and the Catholics rejoice in adding to their congregations by making babies. I fear for the future of a woman’s right to choose if these men are elected.”

Wow! I always thought that if a married couple decided to have a family it was by mutual agreement and had nothing to do with religion. I know that was the case with my wife and me. Also, I would recommend the writer look at certain nationalities who are having the babies for what ever reason and not to blame certain religions. Furthermore I don’t recall any religion mandating that women be forced to have babies.

For years we heard the women “libbers” saying it was their body and they had the right to choose (abortion) and to stay out of their bedroom. So how about let’s stay out of the bedrooms of the women who choose to have babies regardless of their religion if any.

I would highly recommend that we start paying more attention to the epidemic we have in this country of kids having babies out of wedlock. I would start by teaching abstinence in our government schools instead of some of the other things they are teaching.

As far as the part about the mess Obama inherited from Bush, I would like to point out that one of the things he inherited was 5.2 percent unemployment.

Romney was absolutely right for criticizing Obamacare, which is nothing more than socialized medicine. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t want the right to choose their insurance carrier or the doctor of their choice. With Obamacare, eventually the good doctors will leave their practices, which is what part of the Obamacare plan is and then you will see government doctors.

I didn’t see Obama stare Romney down during the Obamacare exchange because most of the time he was staring down at the podium or at his feet.

Of course, I have to be a little sympathetic because I think it was Al Gore who pointed out a few days ago that Obama did not have time to get acclimated to the 5,000 foot elevation of the city (Denver) where the debate was held.

Regarding the part about Romney’s arrogance in stating that 47 percent of the people either do not pay taxes or are on some sort of government assistance makes me ask what part of that statement is inaccurate? It was not meant to be disrespectful it was just plain fact. The entitlements, as the politically correct crowd prefer to call welfare now, have doubled since Obama took office.

Voting for Frank Bigelow makes it easy now for the writer because neither candidate for assembly is a Democrat. They are both Republicans. I, by the way, am voting for Rico Oller for State Assembly.

If you haven’t read that article in the Madera Tribune on Saturday, Oct. 6, please find a copy and read it. It makes for very interesting reading.

Sam Pistoresi,


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