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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Pago 4A New Texas October WORKER THAT DO MV JOB FOR LESS WHO THE MEWS At3OOT THE JAPANESE Washington What does the 30second spot mean to see Washington below Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opinions of its and were happy to publish letters to the While readers opinions on local issues generally are of more interest to other we welcome letters on any topic national or international that the writer chooses to Content will not prevent publication unless the letter is judged to be potentially All letters to the editor should be signed and authorship must be verifiable by Anonymous letters will not be Send your letter to New Braunfels Drawer New Braunfels Letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at HvraldZfitunj Dave Editor and General Manager Susan Managing Editor Andy Rooney Justice is one but lets not go after revenge interviewed about strikp hank at thn terwanthunstateso back criminals so we dont look like weakkneed ten onsm want the United States to They want these international They insist the President get tough patsies to the rest of the world and tf PUUJNGTUtWNGS OFFfcRY K KKWWGtf WNNG OBSCENE THESEK Washington Today Political ads Garbage or Gold Mailbag WASHINGTON AP What is garbage to Terry Dolan is truth to John and caught in the middle of their argument are voters bombarded every two years by 30 second television commercials ranging from the scurrilous to the Dolan and Danforth confronted each other last week at a hearing of the Senate Commerce a Republican senator from is chairman of the and he is pushing legislation that would curb negative political As chairman of the National Conservative Political Action Dolan is the countrys foremost practitioner of what Danforth calls the 30second hit the two men represent the ex tremes of the latest debate on campaign an exercise that shows no sign of producing any early changes in current The Missouri senator has a lot of support on Capitol Hill for his effort to curb negative including backing of such colleagues as Barry who still remembers that little girl plucking petals off a When Goldwater ran for president in 1964 he was the target of an ad in which the daisy plucking scene disappeared into a nuclear The designed to heighten public concern about whether the Arizona senator would be too quick to resort to nuclear weapons in a ran only once but became a classic example of an negative American political campaigns have a long history of A barbarian and savage who can scarcely spell his own name was how John Quincy Adams described Andrew according to even that level of nastiness has been dwarfed by the impact of television on political The 30second said the has created a whole new era of dirty The Danforth bill would require that candidates personally deliver attacks against their Broadcast stations that run negative ads violating that provision would be required to provide free equal time to the Dolan and other opponents of the legislation have attacked the proposal as Bond election vital To the Editor The city bond election to be held is very vital to this com Many items long needed have been postponed for years and now we find ourselves playing catchup on public storm drainage and Many months of study by various citizen groups and committees have gone into the bond program to be voted A great deal of planning and forethought have gone into each Every voter will have the choice of voting on eight separate As former we feel that the entire capital improvements program is needed and we encourage each New Braunfels voter to vote yes on each item Joseph Faust WHAT ABOUT THAT NOTORIOUS MS IN IH TIMS FOZ CHRISTMAS HZ TENPS were proud of the fact that we recently did just that with the cruise ship They want I feel that way Revenge is more satisfying than turning the other The most vengeful Ive felt in my life was toward the Ayatollah Khomeini when he held 52 American hostages in Iran for 444 I still dont know why weve never tried to get back at him to show him he cant do that to Im sure theres a in ternational reason why we havent bombed the Ayatollahs headquar ters but its frustrating to all of us who so dearly love Probably we havent done it because were not sure who we detest Iran or Were turning our rage on all Its strange how attractive the idea of revenge It provides us with such a pleasant sensation its too bad it doesnt have a better Almost no one has anything good to say about the Roman philosopher Juvinal wrote way back about 100 is the delight of a weak and petty Thats old I love a little revenge once in a There are days Id rather get a little revenge than see a good In Poor Richards Ben Franklin Tis more noble to than to revenge The Old Testament doesnt fool around when it comes to Its all in favor of an eye for an a tooth for a The Israelis are observing that old rule today and a lot of Americans admire them for Other parts of the Bible deal dif ferently with is mine I will saith the If thine enemy feed him if he give him drink for in doing so thou shall heap coals of fire on his I dont know whether the Lord really ever saith that or I wonder if he took any pleasure in irritating his enemies by being nice to them Theres something very catching about It has elements of drama to for used the idea of revenge in many of his He knew how entertaining the idea of getting back at someone was to The real reason the United States cant get revenge on its enemies is that we arent sure who they We cant hit what we cant We cant bomb all the innocent people in Lebanon just because a handful of terrorists there killed 264 The second reason revenge is unbecoming to a grownup nation like ours is that it doesnt Justice but revenge never makes anything as satisfying as it may be at the The best evidence we have that its best not to act vengefully is what we did to Germany and Japan after World War which was We treated them in a civilized way and the whole world has ended up better because we There is very little bitterness left between our Instead of we have Its a good thinthat leaders like George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower were smarter people than the rest of Your representatives Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 SenPhil Gramm United States Senate Washington 20510 Lloyd Bentsen United Slates Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711
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