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I was never taught that believing in life was 'extreme' viewpoint

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To The Daily Sun,

In Saturday's issue of The Daily Sun, Professor Cracraft went to great lengths to paint Joe Kenney as an "extremist". He made that judgment, among other things, based on the fact that Mr. Kenney is pro-life. Now I don't know about you, but I never went to the class that taught believing in life was an "extreme" viewpoint. I was taught that taking someone's life was not a good thing . . . and people who did often went to prison for having done so. Perhaps the professor went to a different class.

He then thought Senator Kenney's opposition on funding for Planned Parenthood also made him an extremist. As I have pointed out previously, the federal government grant to that organization this year was $540 million, which amounts to 45 percent of planned Parenthood's $1.2 billion budget. I think most folks would consider that taxpayer contribution to be "extreme", especially considering that no government funds are legally allowed to be used to fund the 350,000 abortions done each year by that organization. Cracraft also thought it "extreme" that Kenney would vote for parental notification. Evidently, the professor believes that life and death decision is best left to a teacher and not the child's parents. By the way, isn't there a law against statutory rape?

Among the other things the professor labels as "extreme", is Kenney's position that New Hampshire should be a Right to Work state. Evidently if one doesn't believe that the signature on the bottom of their paycheck isn't that of a Union boss, but of the owner or manager of the company, then he is again, extreme. Oy vey!

In a number of other ways, the professor felt comfortable labeling anyone who didn't agree with his positions as "extreme". I guess professorial civility had a vacation day. If the professor is on the hunt for a person with "extreme" positions, he only need check out that image in his mirror.

Bob Meade