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Troop support?

| Tuesday, November 14, 2006 12:00 a.m

John D. Kopylcheck’s letter asking whether, now that Democrats control Congress, we should spit on our troops now or wait until January (” Spit now, or later? ” Nov. 10 and really struck me as odd, considering the fact that when soldiers were spit on following the war in Vietnam, Richard Nixon was in office.

But I won’t hold Republicans responsible for that because, frankly, it’s silly to do things like that. It’s sad, though, rather than silly, that “support the troops” has been turned into an empty slogan. It basically means “agree with me or shut up” these days.

The influx of bumper-sticker patriots has really lowered the level of political discourse. Contrary to what you see on TV or hear on talk radio, making the loudest and most outrageous arguments doesn’t lend any weight to your opinion.

Thomas SmithMurrysville

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