The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 18, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN — Writer upset by how word is used

As a third generation 81-year-old Republican woman, I am writing this letter concerning something I either read or hear every day. Why is the word Democrat always called Democratic and not just plain Democrat when taking about a person in an issue?

We are just plain Republican, not the “Grand Old Party” or “Lincoln’s Party” so true. Don’t forget it. They are only calling it that so uninformed voters will think it is the tolerant and caring party. This isn’t true, we are the party that got civil rights to happen.

Martin Luther King Jr was a Republican, a wise and good man. Of course I have voted for a Democrat when he was the better person for the office. When I wrote this and went over it, the TV was on and I heard this word said at least four times. Will someone please change this term?

I had two strokes and don’t want another one. My husband of 60 plus years knows how much this upsets me every time I see or hear it. It has been going on for a long time and it is time to stop it, please. I beg of you to take a stand for me.

Sara Naugle


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