Your editorial (Feb. 11), "Grand Larceny at the Polls," is "right on."
It is now time for the American public as a whole to express clearly its opposition to any policy that condones the actions of Marcos.
As a Protestant missionary in the Philippines for the best years of my life, I have observed the political process there. Leading Protestants have opposed Marcos, but the Roman Catholic Church, particularly its brave nuns, have been outstanding in opposition. Many have tried to express themselves but have been prevented by fixed elections, threats of violence and loss of jobs, and even actual murder.
But our Administration apparently refuses to remove its support, fearing the loss of our military bases. To whom can Marcos turn should we repudiate him? To Libya? But Marcos has throughout his reign been fighting the Muslims originally supported by Libya. To China? But we, too, support China. To Russia? Even the Philippine army would reject that move. In the end, only the people of the Philippines can continue a wholesome relationship with our government, and our present policy of appeasement is fast losing our appeal with the masses.