Letters: Pasting Paisley

In writing about the Anglo-Irish Agreement and its effect on Northern Ireland ((LETTERS, May 11)), Ian Paisley Jr. says the agreement "endangers the civil rights of citizens . . . of the United Kingdom ((in)) Northern Ireland." He maintains that democracy there "has ceased to exist." Paisley is wrong on both points. The agreement declares that Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic will never be reunified without Protestant consent. As for democracy, the Anglo-Irish Agreement was specifically designed to foster democracy by granting rights to the large Roman Catholic minority, which until then was powerless and had consistently been denied its...