Letter to the Editor

Candidates speak about faith

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

To the editor:

I was reassured when I heard John Kerry speak humbly and eloquently about his religious faith during the second presidential debate. Kerry understands that although our leaders should have faith, they cannot legislate religious beliefs.

I already supported John Kerry's messages on health care, children's poverty, middle class initatives, job protection, and education. I was convinced when he addressed his feelings about faith-based, community initatives as well.

Kerry's approach to politics values compromise, makes use of diplomacy, promotes tolerance, and respects others. This approach is the only way to lead a complex democratic country, with diverse ethnic and religious communities, and is also the world's most powerful nation.

Printed information is available online regarding both political candidates.

JOAN PARSON, East Prairie, M0.