Letters to editor

Have care at the ballot box

By From page A8 | April 13, 2014

Being conservative, we constantly monitor our favorite charities and investments to see that they are being used wisely and do not believe that those gold and silver ads being thrown at you by celebrity salesman are the way to go.

After all, if they are such a good investment, why would people be selling theirs? It makes no sense to sell a valuable asset that is being held as a hedge against inflation. What are these slick salesmen telling us? I think that the answer is glaringly simple; they are just out to take our money.

I have a belief that I go by. No salesman has my best interests at heart, if he is trying to reach me through the media, the Internet or by phone to sell me something, but these methods must work or they would not attempt the many contacts they make all week. We have seen relatives and other people we know fall hard for what these “phishermen” have to offer and it has that old tune of “something for nothing playing.” Barnum was right, “A sucker is born every minute.”

This is how our politicians continue to get voted into office: “I will give you change you can believe in.” Does that sound remotely familiar? No matter how experienced President Obama was as senator, he sounded and looked good to many people, but most of all he was “cool,” too, and he was also going to be our first black president.

I would only hope that in the future, that we as people, who love our country, are more thoughtful and careful when selecting a candidate to fill such an important position. This can start with the coming election cycle with our local and national candidates.

Rod Keck


Letter to the Editor


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  • mike kirchubelApril 13, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Keck, you seem to forget that we voters had a choice between Obama and McCain in 2008, and Obama and Romney in 2012. Are you seriously suggesting that we should have voted for the them instead? Both times, the intelligent choice was very clear.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 13, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Kirchebel----where's the jobs and booming economy with full employment? When's the war going to be won? I'm referring to the global war on terror and not your favorite people's war in the streets of Fairfield too! When will we control and secure our borders!? When is the government going to have enough tax money to accomplish any mission that they always fail at? When will your rat political party start turning over IRS documents and emails specifically requested? When will your governments of traitors start upholding our rights, instead of continually usurping them? When oh when Komrade Kirchebel? I suppose we need to give your Rat Political Party even more time to accomplish even more economic, security, social and freedom destruction simply to further empower them, not us! Times up Komrade Kirchebel!

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  • mike kirchubelApril 14, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Richie rich, don't you ever tire of being the court jester for the rich? Do you really feel they are supporting your best interests? Are you secretly wealthy and just pretending that you are not?

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  • Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    Unquestionably, in either case, we would have been better off.

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  • Mr. SmithApril 13, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Mike--You're kidding, right? Intelligence had nothing to do with either election result. GMAB!

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  • JagApril 13, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Yes mike we did have a choice (not much of one but we did) they said in 2012 three million republicans sat at home your president did win by five million votes so he still would of won but it would have been a lot closer, I am sure you are aware of the huge infighting going on right now inside the republicans party and you probably think it is the best thing but the fight is between the far right and the French republican right or RINO, come November I do think you are going to see the tea party take even more control of the party as we go after the good old boys, you see I would rather lose with far right candidates then win with rino candidates more good news for you right? But the funny thing is as I am watching is that the far left democrats and the libertarians have a lot in common, now wouldn’t that be something

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  • CD BrooksApril 14, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    Jag, you guys got smoked and it was never going to be "close." The GOP has no viable candidates and nobody they're seriously trying to sell at this point. Mr. Keck doesn't visit this site so responding to him here is a waste of time.

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