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Family values

Regarding the front-page article "Values Will Be a Key Issue in the 90s Election, Conservatives Say," Sept. 22: Alas, in todays's politics, key issues mean the stuff you talk about in order to be elected and go back to the old status quo politics. Today's politicians believe you can fool all of the people all of the time. The function of governament is to lead, not to get elected. Tom Doherty, Cedar, Mich.

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