Letter: Voting “Present”: The Refuge of Cowards

Dear Letters:

Members of Congress are paid  large six-figure salaries and many thousands of dollars more in perks to make decisions, that is, to vote  Yea or Nay — not to vote “Present.” 

The Iron Dome is a purely defensive system designed to save Jewish lives from thousands of rockets fired into civilian population centers by Hamas, whose charter in Article 7 mandates the murder of every Jew on earth.

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ and Representative Hank Johnson’s failure to vote for Iron Dome funding — voting ‘present’ — means they  are both  comfortable with the Jewish deaths that will result from an underfunded Iron Dome system. Simply put, voting “present” is the refuge of  legislative cowards.

Richard Sherman
Margate, Florida

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