Letter to the Editor

Playing chicken?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dear Editor,

Are we playing a game of "chicken" in our 2012 election year?

The media keeps things stirred up for us. They tell us about the monumental spending spree of the Democrats. Then they shift gears and tell us that if Mitt Romney is elected only the wealthy will benefit.

We seem to be involved with a love-hate relationship with the rest of the world. The citizens of the U.S. and the free world are faced with coping with war and violence.

A crisis with Middle Eastern countries and Islamic extremists has placed us in a terrible situation.

Obviously we need to shift gears and come up with solutions to our problems. Lack of jobs and our national debt, which will soon reach $17 trillion, have created a great burden upon all of us.

Banding together and working for the common good of everyone certainly would improve the situations. Trying to live the Golden Rule of "doing unto others as you would have them do unto you" (in Luke 6:31 of the New Testament) is a good example of what we need to do.

I am glad that I live in Nebraska where people tend to express their patriotism and moral values in a positive way. In general, they are not just silent observers. They help each other solve problems and work together on positive solutions.

As the old saying goes, "united we stand, divided we fall."

Helen Ruth Arnold,

Trenton, Nebraska

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  • Ruth Arnold, The sad thing is the republican leadership that most remember is not what we have today. It seems the conservative ideal is making sure those who don't need the help get it, while those who do, Well your on your own.

    Gov. Romney's comment on the 47% should make anyone stand up and take notice of just the shear disinterest in his fellow man. Especially the elderly and those serving this country, as those are the ones he is talking about, He seems to lump so many that have lived a modest life, but don't the wealth he has attended as just bad people. Is being wealthy more important than living a life that cares for his or her fellow man? I think Jesus had a much different view on that.

    I am sure if he was a christian, he might have a different view on his fellow man. At least it might be better than the one he has now.


    -- Posted by Jody P on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 5:59 PM
  • Makers or takers? What will our county become?

    -- Posted by dennis on Sun, Oct 7, 2012, at 7:54 PM
  • People have their own agendas. You think the guy who criticized half the nation and wants to axe big bird is going to win? Or are they going the vote on the guy giving away "free" healthcare and food stamps?

    Doesn't seem like much of a competition to me.

    -- Posted by bberry on Mon, Oct 8, 2012, at 7:26 AM
  • *Take enough from the rich,

    They're not rich any more,

    Then the 'takers' will *****,

    And show the new-poor, the door.

    *With nobody working, or making a dime,

    The lazy will steal, if it comes down to that,

    Those who can't work, truly fall on hard time,

    Till all is gone, and no-one is 'Fat.'

    *The poor need the rich, as the rich need the poor,

    A good symbiosis, without tilting the vat,

    But, when the lazy, want more and more,

    The rich walk away, and that is that.

    *We are killing our way of life, folks; Repent.

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, Oct 8, 2012, at 11:53 AM
  • 'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.' (Alexander Fraser Tytler)

    -- Posted by quick13 on Mon, Oct 8, 2012, at 1:30 PM
  • 47 percent is already there

    -- Posted by dennis on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 6:26 PM
  • 47% is conservitive

    -- Posted by quick13 on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 1:58 PM
  • "47 percent is already there"

    Oh, you must not have heard. Romney retracted the 47% statement. He was merely trying to cater to the rich crowd he was speaking to.

    The funny thing is what are the odds of 47% (this isn't even the real figure) being all democrat? I know it's isn't.

    There's nothing more ironic than a republican on food stamps.

    -- Posted by bberry on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 3:14 PM
  • except perhaps a democrat with a brain...

    -- Posted by quick13 on Mon, Oct 15, 2012, at 11:55 AM
  • "except perhaps a democrat with a brain..."

    It seems to be a two way street, I see no irony there. Just a petty insult.

    -- Posted by bberry on Tue, Oct 16, 2012, at 1:37 PM
  • The irony there is that liberals tend to think emotionally, whereas conservatives tend to think logically. Yes, you are correct that was below the belt. And I do apologize. But please do not insult the intelligence of the people who see that this economy as unsustainable. I do agree with many of the concerns of the liberal left. That does not mean that I want to use my money to fund these concerns.

    -- Posted by quick13 on Wed, Oct 17, 2012, at 11:06 AM
  • I think you are filling in "facts" where you see fit. Though no matter, you are entitled to your opinion. I just happen to disagree.

    Though looking back, I made no insult. You can simply compare ideologies to actions. And believe me I'm in no favor of paying ~50 million people in food stamps.

    I found the fact check article interesting from las nights debate though if you care to take a look.


    -- Posted by bberry on Wed, Oct 17, 2012, at 11:46 AM
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