Letters to the editor, June 13, 2012
Nordbye campaign more about style than substance
The letters from David Buoy and Dick McQueen remind me of the series I just watched on the Hatfields and McCoys. I wonder if they're on opposite sides of the river there in Brightwood as well.
I believe that Buoy is right on in pointing out that so far Peter Nordbye's campaign has been more about style than substance. We have no idea what his agenda is other than just another tax-and-spend Democrat.
I'd like to know how Nordbye would have voted differently than Rep. Mark Johnson during the last legislative session, and why.
As for referencing the occupy folks: Why would you not identify them with the Democrat Party? It was the Democrat Party leaders who came out to praise them.
You know darned well the occupiers vote Democrat, just as surely as the tea partiers vote Republican. I don't belong to the tea party, but I'm in perfect agreement with them.
As for Nordbye being a 'leftist,' I have no doubt he is, as are all Democrats. In my opinion there's no such thing as being a conservative Democrat anymore.
I'm perplexed as to why a liberal won't admit to being one. I'm a conservative Republican, a right-winger and proud to say so. If you want to say I belong to the 'far right' that's OK. If you call a Democrat a leftist liberal, they'll get their noses out of joint. They seem to think that because the vast majority of the mainstream media agrees with their point of view they must be middle of the road. They're not; it just means the mainstream media are a bunch of leftists.
In comparing Rep. Johnson and Nordbye, I like the fact that Johnson has made his living in the private sector. That's a good thing. On the other hand, Nordbye has spent his life in the public sector making a living and now retired, all at taxpayers' expense.
I'm sure a career as an educator qualifies a person for many things besides a PERS pension, just not this job. I don't want a person who has owed their livelihood to the taxpayers to be put in charge of controlling the purse strings as a state legislator.
We have a prime example of someone who has never worked in the private sector and has surrounded himself with advisers of the same ilk. How's that working out for you?
Nordbye won't be getting my vote.
Thieves are cowardly people
It takes a real scum to steal something that is used to recognize the brave people who protect this country ("Dishonoring the flag," The Post, June 6).
I put them in the same category as the Westboro Baptist Church people. Sadly, we have among us too many people who have no regard for others. Sneak thieves are cowards and one of the lowest forms of humanity.
As a veteran, I salute those who put themselves in harms way and I salute those who have given their all to protect us.
God bless this country and help us to preserve it.