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Bush's `Hands Off' Policy

Regarding the Opinion page column "The Anti-Bush Republicans," Sept. 1: The author displays a nostalgia for the GOP that used to be. He says the GOP has a "hands off" policy, meaning little or no government interference. Yet he mentions three or four basic views held presently by the GOP, which definitely are a hands-on policy.

This hands-on policy or government intrusion will affect the lives of all Americans. This hands-on policy is opposed to the basic principles of freedom of religion and the rights of individual conscience. This hands-on policy will destroy the fabric of a democratic society, which has made America great. Let's face it, the present GOP is not like it used to be. Lynn Howard, Greenwich, Conn.

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