- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I am a new reader of The Washington Times. I ordered your newspaper after the disastrous results of the election Nov. 4.

I have enjoyed your refreshing view and commentary and a more objective approach to the news. I particularly took interest, as a Republican, in the articles about Republican National Committee; he is young, energetic, and he gets it.

Sen. Barack Obama - we sadly lost the election. However, when I registered to vote at the age of 18, as a Republican, I did so because I thought the Republican Party stood for the American brand, buying American, the flag, baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and, yes, Chevrolet. Why isn’t there a movement to go back to basics, buy American stuff and perpetuate our brand? This is where the Republican Party should go.

If we ever want to take this country back from the hands of the far-left Marxists, we need to be Americans. I proudly own three Chevrolets. I love them, and I will always buy American vehicles. Friends with their Toyotas and Lexuses criticize us. It’s simple; if Americans would buy American, our businesses would stay alive. It comes down to that. European and Asian cars are no better than ours; they are just more exotic.

I say bring back the American worker, non-union (the unions’ time has passed) - no bailout, just regroup and retool and go back to basics. The only way to fight this is to truly go back to our roots of opportunity for every person. Opportunity cannot exist without jobs and lower taxes, maybe even no tax on productivity. We seem to be lost in the wilderness of greed. It’s time to mobilize and stand up for what we believe in and change the public’s general perception that we are the party of excess. We should be the party of the American brand.

HARRIET GEHER BAVERMAN

Owings Mills

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