Letters to the Editor: After Bush, voters ready for change

Last week, the strange yet compelling American political system made history.

In the first and usually quite important round of presidential selection processes in Iowa we chose an African-American, a famous ex-first lady and a populist lawyer.

And a very smooth talking ex-preacher and a RICH ex-governor.

A welcome development.

It would not have happened, probably, without the disastrous presidency of George W. Bush, nor within a system that was not reasonably democratic, as most of us claim to desire.

That’s the good part.

The bad part is that as a nation we are now focused on which person will win instead of why which person should win.

Until we somehow institutionalize the why before the who, democracy will be forever troubled.

Kirby Rowan
Portales

Abortion is unfair death sentence
There have been more than 40 million abortions in America since Roe vs. Wade in 1973.

There are some people in America who intend to abolish the death sentence for convicted criminals.

When do we abolish the death sentence for the unborn?

Kenneth Precure
Muleshoe