- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I am an older American who has sent small or modest campaign contributions to the Republican Party over the past 30 years. Evidently that party needs the donations that come from modest donors like me, as I have been bombarded with letters this year asking why, although I will probably vote Republican in the 2014 elections, I have stopped all such donations except to the conservative Senate Republicans and the Tea Party.

The reason is that it appears most of our so-called representatives are willing to compromise on basic issues, in particular amnesty for illegals and defunding Obamacare. These same individuals ask our young people to risk their lives in the armed services to defend our country. They are not willing to risk their prestigious positions in order to defend conservative principles they claim to honor. This is not fair.

BURT VICTOR

Abingdon, Md.