Voter Tolerance and Morality

The author offers that voters' "new tolerance" may go too far. He refers to the widespread acceptance of Gov. Bill Clinton, notwithstanding his violation of the Seventh Commandment.

I am also concerned with too much tolerance. The Sixth Commandment states "Thou shalt not kill." There has been an incredible tolerance for President Bush's readiness to rush to war as an answer to problems. Hundreds of people were killed in Panama and great destruction was wrought, with no apparent diminution of the drug problem. In the Persian Gulf, thousands of soldiers, civilians, and children were killed during the war. Given these circumstances, it is hard to think that Mr. Clinton is the immoral c andidate and Mr. Bush the moral one. Robert A. Morgan, Palo Alto, Calif.

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