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Letters to the Editor: Moore, Reagan, and Tax Spenders

Michael Moore’s Anti-American Propaganda

Michael Moore should be charged with and tried for some kind of treason. His latest film, Fahrenheit 9/11, is pure anti-American propaganda and is nothing more than a fictitious political assassination piece [Fahrenheit 9/11, So What?”]. This film is intended to be the equivalent of Spain’s 3/11 terrorist attack.

Director Moore has admitted as much on numerous occasions, citing his opposition to the War on Terror and his desire to destroy the Bush presidency. Michael Moore’s film seeks to not only alter the outcome of the 2004 presidential Election, but to also undermine our nation’s war effort. That, in and of itself, fits the very definition of treason.

Were this film to have been produced by Al-Jazeera, it would be dismissed as nothing more than anti-American propaganda. However, since it will be viewed by our enemies around the world as an American product, endorsed and blessed by the liberal establishment in this country, it will be considered as factually correct as most films labeled as documentaries are.

The Arab world will see this film and become further inflamed in their hatred and distrust for our country. During a time of war, the actions of Michael Moore not only hurt our cause, but also provide psychological aid to our enemy. They will become emboldened as he seeks to weaken our resolve.

Merriam-Webster defines treason as “a betrayal of trust” and “the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance” or “to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family.” Michael Moore’s “documentary” fits many of those definitions.

His film is riddled with outright lies and untruths, all well documented, and is designed to utilize those mistruths to influence the minds of the voting public. What’s particularly disconcerting is how the liberal media and the film industry continue to label this film a “documentary” while gushing over this overt act of treason.

A documentary is generally considered to be based on fact and tends to be unbiased. Moore’s film actually fits the definition of propaganda, that being “ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause.”

Free speech in this country is recognized as one of our greatest freedoms. However, with free speech comes great responsibility. A person’s right to free speech is not protected if that speech inflicts harm or damage on others. Michael Moore crosses the line with Fahrenheit 9/11.

The simple fact that this film has earned the endorsement of the terrorist group Hezbollah seems to not faze Moore’s choir on the left. These same people, our fellow citizens, have allowed themselves to become so blinded by their hatred for President Bush that they refuse to acknowledge the blatant untruths in Moore’s propaganda.

Our country has become so concerned with being “politically correct” that the rights and freedoms of suspected terrorists or those of a treasonous movie director supercede our nation’s efforts to protect itself from further harm.

Will we see future footage of a masked terrorist, holding in one hand the severed head of an American captive and in the other a copy of Fahrenheit 9/11? Once again, it’s time for the silent majority in this country to take a stand for right versus wrong. Do not allow the treachery of the left to bring our troops home in shame and dishonor as they did during the Vietnam War. I urge all Americans to contact their elected representatives as well as Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and demand that this treason from the left be met head on. Do not allow the left to betray our country and our troops again.

Shame on Michael Moore–he spits on the country that has given him so much.

–Jon Alvarez
Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Reagan Timeline Omits First Election To Office

The timeline of Ronald Reagan missed a significant accomplishment: his first election to a public office.

In 1961, Reagan was elected as director of the Topanga-Las Virgenes Resource Conservation District (now known as the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains). In other states these are called soil conservation districts. Reagan’s devotion to ranching, land management and horsemanship continued for decades.

I can speak with some pride, having served as a director from 1978 and 1982. In 1982 I resigned in order to come to Washington as a political appointee in the Department of Health and Human Services. The country owes Reagan a debt of gratitude for drawing thousands of Reaganites into public life.

–Carl Olson
Woodland Hills, Calif.

‘Best and Worst’ Tax Spenders

Your article [“Best and Worst Tax-and-Spenders in 2003”] was very informative and accurate. I have received the National Taxpayers Union rating for many years. It is a valuable tool to measure how our U.S. senators and U.S. representatives actually vote in the Congress.

Keep up the good work at HUMAN EVENTS.

–Charles S. Peete, Jr.
Memphis, Tenn.
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