Printed letters, Nov. 3, 2010

Why is so little being said about the recent Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to be considered persons when it comes to free speech? There is so much money being spent on politics as a result of this decision.

Soon we will have government by corporations instead of government by the people. Since corporations have the money, soon they will have the power. Conservatives aren’t the only ones who should be concerned.

Why is so little being said? Why is there so little coverage on this upcoming attack on individual rights and freedoms?

JOSE U. LUCERO

Grand Junction

Americans don’t want intrusive progressivism

Democratic attack ads in this election were aimed at painting their opponents as radical. While in power, Democrats focused on putting plans in place to end our health care system as we know it.  Jobs and the economy took a backseat, except to provide an excuse to increase the power of government and install European-style entitlements and regulations.

Voters are smarter than Democrats thought. They saw what they were up to. The Democrats bet that once Obamacare and other big government programs are put into place, they couldn’t be reversed. Voters had a different idea. They know it will take years to build the government infrastructure and Congress will have to fund it.

Step one was taking away control of Congress from them. Voters took that step Tuesday.

Is President Barack Obama a radical? He was, literally and figuratively born of radical liberal 1960s “hippies.” He was raised in that counter-culture and nurtured in liberal universities where the ‘60s hippies went to metamorphose into our intellectual elite. He is not the centrist he said he was.

This use of deceit is what scares me. If you want single pay, say so. Don’t lie to us with statements like, “If you like your coverage you can keep it.” To me, the president is a scary radical.

Voters in this election sent elected officials clear messages: We don’t like intrusive progressive solutions. We like American culture pretty much as it is. Government should bug out. We have always helped those truly in need, so don’t use that as an excuse to take away our freedom to make choices. Encouraging self-reliance is not radical.

DAVE KEARSLEY

Mesa

What a relief to learn truth behind the billboard

Man,was I relieved when I read The Daily Sentinel story about Arvid Mosnes.

When I first saw the billboard on the Interstate 70 Business Loopp about President Barack Obama, I wondered about someone’s motivation. I thought maybe the person behind it was a Constitution-hating, Nazi-phobic paranoid.

Man, was I relieved to find it was just another right-thinking patriot.

JOHN A. IJAMS Grand Junction



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