Pubdate: Sun, 01 Oct 2000
Source: Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News (NY)
Copyright: 2000 St. Lawrence County Newspapers Corp.
Address: P.O. Box 409, Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Author: Lee Monnet, Ogdensburg

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This letter is in response to Mr. Thomas Nichols 09/24/00 letter to the 
Editor "No more Gore Kisses". As far as I am concerned Al Gore and 
George Bush  are equally guilty of avoiding debates and issues. Let's 
talk about debates. Why do the big two fear debating the third party 
candidates? Could it be they do not  want to be drawn into 
controversial issues that have not been addressed in this campaign.  

Issues like the dismal failure of the drug war which is becoming a huge 
burden on taxpayers, is filling our prisons, allowing police around the 
country  to brutalize citizens, and most important it is shredding the 
Bill of  Rights.  

The encroachment of the Second Amendment by gun control laws which will 
eventually disarm law abiding citizens and merely inconvenience 

A much too powerful Government which is consistently taking the freedom 
of  choice away from the people.  

I personally would like to hear what perspectives presidential 
candidates  Harry Browne of the Libertarian Party, and Ralph Nader of 
the Green Party could bring to this lackluster election campaign.    
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