To the editor:
I’d like to list three reasons why Sen. Joe Manchin cannot, with integrity and in good conscience, endorse President Barack Obama for reelection:
1. President Obama is against coal. To endorse him is to betray our state.
2. President Obama doesn’t secure the blessings of liberty to our prosperity. To endorse him Manchin would violate his oath of office.
3. President Obama supports gay marriage. To endorse him goes against Manchin’s Catholic faith and the laws of nature and of nature’s God.
His decision should be simple, a “no brainer.”
— Bruce Barilla,