Email letters, June 22, 2012
Penry’s opinion of Krugman shows lack of civility, maturity
I make it my business each day to read as much of the commentary on the editorial pages as I can, whether or not I agree with the columnists’ political viewpoints. I believe it is up to me to be an informed consumer of information, and I appreciate looking at issues from various angles.
However, I could not bring myself to read Josh Penry’s Friday column when, as I scanned the content, I glanced at this phrase: “Paul Krugman … is a know-it-all jerk.” While it is not necessary that Penry paint Krugman (a Nobel Prize winner, by the way) in a positive light, his own choice of words portrays him as sophomoric and adolescent.
Perhaps Penry would do well to take a page from David Brooks’ playbook and treat his political opponents with respect, thereby promoting civil discourse in our country, something that is sorely needed these days.
Walcher understands limits Constitution gives government
This election I am writing in Woody Walcher for county commissioner because he is the true conservative who has stated clearly that the Constitution grants us God-given rights that limit the reach of government into our lives.
He says that he wants to get government off our backs, cut taxes and spending, roll back job-killing legislation. He is the only candidate talking about our private property righs and the right to defend ourselves and our property.
Woody Walcher not only articulates but understands the limits that the Constitution places on government. As county commissioner, I believe he will weigh his decisions in light of the freedom grated to the citizen within the Constitution.