Letter to the editor: High marks for hypocrisy

To the editor:

At the library event with Rep. Tracey Mann I asked him about his support for war-ravaged Ukraine. I reminded him of the murderous, unprovoked invasion by Russia. He stated that he voted for the first package of aid and voted against the subsequent three. His reason? He had questions about “accountability,” a term he did not define nor expand on.

In other words, he failed to support Ukrainian efforts to remain a free and democratic country. Russia’s debilitating dream of empire threatens democracies everywhere, including our own. Thousands of adults and children have been killed and wounded by Russia’s indiscriminate attacks. This loss of the possible incomparable richness of life apparently is less important to Rep. Mann than “accountability.”

Rep. Mann also stated his firm conviction that life starts at conception and in all aspects should be protected in law. That belief is not extended to living Ukrainians. Once born, you are apparently on your own to navigate the calamitous course of history. I do, however, give Rep. Mann high marks for hypocrisy.

Stu Nowlin,



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