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Cartoon Doesn't Help Bosnia's Volatile State

Cartoon Doesn't Help Bosnia's Volatile State

Ordinarily I get great enjoyment, not to mention a chuckle or two, from Jeff Danziger's cartoons. But, alas, I must take strong exception to the cartoon that appeared May 24, depicting the Euro-American powers as accomplices to the Serbs. If we've learned nothing else in the past half century, it's the frustration, danger, and humiliation risked by sticking our noses into someone else's conflict, on their territory, where the boundaries are vague. Vietnam, Somalia, and Cuba have taught us that. To call these nations "accomplices" for exercising great caution in such a case is a bit unreasonable.

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Matthew Cushing Greenbrae, Calif.

Traditional values

The editorial "Families in Need," May 31, calls attention to the growing concern over the fate of the traditional family worldwide and then seeks to place some kind of positive spin on trends in the name of women's liberation. Many men (and some religions) still have a long way to go in granting women the respect and opportunity they deserve. But both men and women lose when "liberation" becomes a selfish disregard for the paramount responsibility of bringing up the next generation. The links between the crumbling "traditional" family and many of the ills we face today are too obvious to be naively dismissed. History would tell us their access is most often through the "traditional" family. Without it, we're in big trouble.

Scott Laningham

West Roxbury, Mass.

Vote 'yes' for term limits

The editorial "Term Limits and States," May 24: Those of us who support congressional term limits are naturally disappointed by the recent Supreme Court ruling. One often hears the contention that people have a right to vote for someone as many times as they wish. At the congressional level, this argument doesn't wash. Federal legislators promote agendas and make decisions that affect the lives of all Americans. Yet, in every case, the people of 49 states can't vote them out. This alone is argument enough for federal term limits.

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Jim Hastings Boston

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