To The Editor:

Whenever I can, I ask my Republican friends these questions:

Do you really want to live in a place where almost everybody carries a gun on his waist, concealed or in her purse?

Do you really want to change Medicare to a voucher system?

Do you really believe that health care for everyone in this country is a bad idea?

Do you really believe that voter fraud is rampant, and we need tougher voter registration laws and policing at the polls?

Do you believe that a “right to work” state will create more jobs and better pay for workers?

Do you really want the government to force women carrying a terribly deformed fetus to take that pregnancy to term?

Believe me, almost always the answer I get to all these questions is “No.” So my question is, “Well, explain to me, why are you still a Republican?”

The answer I usually get is, “I just don’t like Obama and big government.”

That to me is not a reasonable or adequate answer. Also, I do not know why anyone would vote for representatives in government who promote these ideas.