I was stimulated by the letter and the column in the October 30 addition which questioned Romney’s qualifications for President of the United States. First let me say I respect anyone who is willing to put their thoughts in print. I have to admit I had considered voting for Mr. Romney prior to reading the letters, but what was I thinking? So what if he was a pastor and missionary? He could have been doing something more interesting like golfing or hanging out with the guys. What kind of a prudent person gives away 4 million dollars to charity in one year? He could have bought a sail boat or something fun with that money, but he gave it away just because he cares about people. What was he thinking? As for his business skills, with his resume he can get a job anywhere. With the job shortage we have, let’s give the President Job to someone who needs a job and would not other wise produce anything.
As far as Romney’s claim of experience running a state and putting the Olympics back in the black, no on said you have to be experienced to run a country. Look at the results we’ve had the last 4 years. We obviously don’t need to apply business theory to running our country; we are getting along just fine. Our grandkids can pay off the national debt; we deserve all we can get free from our government. After all, 17 trillion is not a big deal. Did my math teacher tell me once that was 17 thousand billion? So what! The Chinese have plenty of money to lend us. Pay off the national debt? What are we thinking?
Some are supporting Romney because of his moral values. He gets all hung up on things like traditional marriage and the widespread abortion of innocent babies. Hey, what about funding for Big Bird on PBS? What was he thinking? As for the other moral issues in our culture, if my grandkids don’t want to watch decadence and perversion on TV they can read a book. Ok, I know the Roman Empire failed because of this stuff but we are smarter, right?
In reference to the comments about Romney and his ability to command our military. What about that silly remark Romney made about a stronger military so we could be free and also promote freedom around the world. All we have to do is apologize to everyone we have helped and they will all love us and never harm us. What was he thinking?
The main thing I’m thinking right now is that we ought to vote in a manner that is selfless and consistent with the principles many of us say we have. Most of those principles are in that book I like to read at Church every Sunday, principles that have worked for a long time in this place we call America. In God we trust or, at least we used to.
The best years of your life
As people age they often look back to fondly recall the best years of their lives. Natural timeframes are the college years or that certain age before the daily grind of work and family take over the bulk of the day. Associations are to being carefree with limited responsibilities, a light and airy existence.
Ziemke: My Summer Homework
Even though session has been out for a little more than a month, the General Assembly still has much work to do. I had a brief break where I got to go home and mow the lawn, spend time at my restaurant, the Brau Haus, and attend a few festivals in addition to continuing to work on constituent concerns. The time has come for work on summer study committees to commence and I’m ready to get back at it.
Mauzy: Rush County: The hope and the despair
Moments arise when hope and despair briefly intersect. During these emotional overlaps, it’s a toss-up as to which energy will win even though we desire the best. Two recent high-profile events present the overlapping calamity often noticed in this community.
Asbestos awareness is an important topic
My father, sister and husband all died because of asbestos. Now my brother has asbestosis. I set up my website because of the death of my husband to let people know of the dangers. It was the first website designed by a person on the internet at that time instead of by lawyers. The stories are to honour those effected by asbestos and to make sure they are never forgotten. I had just finished the last sentence when I heard of Janelle’s death.
Proposed parade route
I see room for compromise on the 4th of July parade route. Up Main Street to 5th Street then take 5th Street to Harrison Street to 11th Street.
Barada: Good advice for parents and college students
This week’s column is more for the parents of kids about to head to college than unsolicited advice for students about to go. Why? Because kids going away from home, some for the very first time ever, can be an even more traumatic event for the parents than for their children!
Stop the student loan interest rate hike
The key to a great life is a good education. But paying for a college education is tough. Many families are taking out second mortgages. Some are putting-off deserved vacations. Others are telling their kids they just can’t afford to attend the school of their choice.
Mauzy: Recent graduates are free to explore
Two weeks have now passed since Rush County Schools released new graduates from a state required academic curriculum.
Parade should be on Harrison Street
There was good reason for not moving the parade back onto Main Street after the third lane was rammed through: we learned Harrison Street is a better route for both the participants and the spectators.
Barada: The right people in key places
For the first time in years, this community has exceptionally good people in key places within organizations involved directly with helping make Rush County a better place in which to live!
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