Democrat Jim Matheson supports Democrat Barack Obama and will vote for him at the Democratic Convention. Yet as Obama appeals to the public by saying gay marriage "decisions ... need to be made at a state level," he then shows his true intentions by stating that as president he will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (the result would require all states to recognize other states' marriages, e.g., California's gay marriages, even if not between a man and a woman) (Source: ABC News, June 16).

Matheson also voted for and supports Nancy Pelosi. Together they defeat bills to make the U.S. energy-independent, which continues our dependence on foreign oil and results in higher gas pump prices. This hurts us all.

Democrat Matheson does not represent you or me. Join me in voting him out in November.

Paul Harrison

Draper