I turned to the Opinion page of my August 1-3 Fairfax Times this afternoon and was surprised to see only letters from Republican politicians and their supporters. I trust this isn’t a departure from the non-partisan approach of my local news source and that a balanced approach will be evident in future editions of the Times. In any case, in past editions and today, I have read with interest the letters from those supporting the election of Delegate Comstock to replace our current Congressman, Frank Wolf, for the 10th Congressional District seat in the U.S. Congress. Most of the letters have touted Delegate Comstock’s experience and dedication to working for her constituents. I don’t disagree with those points, but it is not enough. I am an independent voter. I have voted for Republican candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates and the State Senate. I have voted for Republicans Frank Wolf and Senator John Warner, but I cannot vote for Ms. Comstock. The Virginia Ultra-Sound Law, of which she was a leading advocate, shows a willingness to use the full police power of the Commonwealth of Virginia to enforce her moral views onto others. It is an extreme and dangerous example of the extension of government power over the lives of law abiding citizens and, in my view, it should not be tolerated in a free society. Ms. Comstock seems like a nice person and I wish her well, but her support of such unbridled government power is too much for me. I shall be voting for her opponent.
Peter M. Storm, Vienna