To the Editor:
You say that the "Bush administration uses Republicans' fear of losing their majority to push through ghastly ideas about antiterrorism that will make American troops less safe and do lasting damage to our 217-year-old nation of laws." This is correct, but incomplete.
This administration seeks to strike fear in the hearts of all Americans so it can maintain total control. It uses the issue of security to create insecurity, while Democrats remain silent.
In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt said that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." The contrast is striking with today, when we seem to fear everything and reward the political opportunists who thrive on it.
Fort Lee, N.J., Sept. 28, 2006