- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The overall messages of the conventions by the two major political parties offer voters vastly different visions for America. One party offers a nightmare for the nation, while the other offers a bright future for it.

The onus for voters is to cut through all the hype, anger, fist-shaking, accusations, gutter tactics, deceit, class warfare, race-baiting and downright lies in order to decide which vision to choose in November. Keep in mind that our decision will determine whether our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will suffer or thrive.

We have to decide for ourselves, each in the privacy of the voting booth and in the depths of our hearts, if we want to be part of the nightmare or part of a bright future.

JIMMIE L. HOLLIS

Millville, N.J.