Letters: Oct. 5, 1981

Right with Helms

To the Editors:

I consider myself politically conservative. Nevertheless, people like Jesse Helms [Sept. 14] who try to impose their morals on other citizens through legislation frighten me far more than the Soviets. Gary N. Hamby Montgomery, Ala.

Jesse Helms and his Moral Majority friends say that they want to get Government off our backs. Instead, these people would put federal authority more firmly in our bedrooms, living rooms, schools, stores and theaters.

Anne B. Manning Raleigh

Helms seems willing to trample on the freedom of "sinners" in order to make all men over in his own saintly image. He is...

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