Letter to the Editor

Election crossroads

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Election crossroads

Dear Editor,

About two years ago, Newt Gingrich said that we are at a crossroad and that there are two distinct paths that our country is destined to take, and the elections in November of 2012 will be the pivot-point determining which way we will go.

Either our country will keep our national identity with freedom and liberty with capitalism as the engine that drives our economy or a place where we are cut down to size in order to fit into a one-world government with Europe and other countries with socialist leanings.

One path is to restore the vitality of capitalism, get people back to work and retain our individuality as the shining star on the hill and the leader of the free world.

The popularity of Americana decor and displays of patriotism are a very visible indicator of how most Americans feel about their country.

The other, lesser known but ominous option, is the progressive liberals and powerful influences around the world, whose idea of strength is socialism, whereby we share what we have with lesser fortunate nations.

One would surmise that we already do that in the form of foreign aid and responding to catastrophes, but some liberals envision fundamental change in how we govern our country and with more and more policies, rules, regulations and world directives that will lead us down the slippery slope to widespread control by a government that is too large to be financially sustainable.

If we check the history books about the rise and fall of civilizations, we can see that socialism has never worked and leads to disaster. Spreading the wealth around the world would be a logistical nightmare if not an impossibility. A one-world government sounds frightening.

Consider the plight of the Native Americans on reservations. They have lost their national identity, but they all get an equal amount in the check they get from the government. There is more apathy, drug and alcohol use, depression and hopelessness in these reservations than anywhere in the USA.

They do not wake up each day thinking about how they can improve their lives but things are fair.

Although some aspects of capitalism are offensive, if it fails, as some want it to, our country would be in dire straits. Our livelihoods, our government and our military strength would have to depend on a bumper crop of the money trees in everyone's back yard and in the national forests all across the nation.

The media is not telling us everything on ABC, CBS and NBC. Globalization is happening as we speak.

This election is about options. You decide.

Janine Hall,

McCook, Nebraska

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  • The main street TV stations lean far left. Fox leans right. CNN is also left leaning. Where can we get the unfiltered news? ABC, NBC, CBS have basically let the Lybia story fall flat when by all accounts there was either a cover-up or gross incompetence.

    -- Posted by dennis on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 2:13 PM
  • Kind of like George Bush on 9 11? That was just gross incompentence, not so much a cover up

    -- Posted by president obama on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 5:16 PM
  • Bigdawg so are ou saying Obama is just incompent?

    -- Posted by dennis on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 9:02 PM
  • He was comparing Lybia but I'm sure you knew that.

    -- Posted by bberry on Tue, Oct 30, 2012, at 10:07 PM
  • Here's the news - The USA is a socialist country now. There - you dont have to worry about getting there , you are already there. That is why you should vote libertarian. Both the main candidates are socialists. Romney and Obama are the same. When Romney says that he could and did work with a legislature that was 80% democrats, you can bet very large that it wasn't because he was hugely influencial or persuasive and therefore could get them to change their perspectives on things. No - it was because he was just like them.

    -- Posted by bob s on Wed, Oct 31, 2012, at 5:01 PM
  • And so it comes to pass..... A further four year decline of a Great Nation. Can the American People endure? Time will tell, but if recent history repeats itself, it doesn't look promising.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 10:32 PM
  • we survived bush, im sure we can survive this

    -- Posted by president obama on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 6:16 AM
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