No wonder regulations needed for businesses
Thank you for the articles about the flame retardants and their tobacco connection. I had read some of this on the Internet but didn't expect to see it in the paper. There are way too many things to be outraged about, and it looks like too many Lexingtonians can only summon up the energy it takes to protest when someone says something about their sports teams.
But, surely, this will bring even Fox News watchers to their senses. In the past few days we have learned that lack of regulation resulted once again in investment recklessness, and two huge manufacturers conspired to hoodwink people to the extent that laws have been passed to institutionalize the use of chemicals known to be toxic.
In the not too distant past you couldn't buy children's sleepwear that had not been treated with flame-retardant chemicals. Though told not to use detergent when washing them, mothers probably didn't have time to follow that particular instruction and might have saved their children from serious illness.
Republicans tell us that regulation kills business, but most of us know that lack of regulation kills people. Starve the government to shrink it means stifle regulation so that corporations are free to kill us at will.
All of us agree that our government is a mess. The obvious answer is to rid our government of the influence of money.
Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. We need an amendment to the Constitution that says exactly that.
For the 45th District voters who are intrigued by the good things they've heard about Republican Chris Tyler, I am writing to reinforce those statements.
As a fellow engineer, I have worked with Chris to successfully break down problems using a logical approach and have gleaned much from his example. A rare, natural talent for understanding and communicating with those he comes in contact with sets him apart in the engineering profession. Mix in the caring, servant heart of a father with the solid leadership of a faithful Christ-follower and you'll start to understand the basics of Tyler.
Additionally, Tyler understands the importance of realistic sustainability as a fiscal conservative and stewardship-minded consumer of our natural resources. I firmly believe he is well-equipped and is seeking the office for all the right reasons, and I am proud to voice my support.
I would like to express my support for Lavinia Spirito, a local businesswoman, attorney, community activist, wife and mother who is running for state representative in the 76th District.
Spirito is an exceptionally talented, educated and intelligent woman who stands for strong moral and family values. She would be an outstanding representative because of her unwavering convictions on matters of life, liberty and freedom which have come under increasing attack in our society.
Spirito is no politician — which is why she would be a superb choice for Frankfort. She will not be swayed by lobbyists nor waver on the truth. We need more women with a backbone like Spirito has. She will say what she means and mean what she says while making good on her promises to the people of her district and the state. Vote for this woman with "spirit" and pull the lever for Spirito on Tuesday.
Spirito has expertise
I want to emphasize the credentials and expertise of Lavinia Spirito that make her an excellent choice for state representative of the 76th District. She has dedicated her life to her core beliefs of faith, family and reason. She has been a business owner and worked for the families of Lexington as an attorney for many years. Her focus is to bring about clarity in communication among the elected officials and the public.
I have witnessed her skill in problem solving and leading others in difficult financial, emotional and spiritual situations. I have the utmost confidence that her many gifts will benefit all the constituents of the district.
District needs Sanden
Please vote for Lisa Sanden, who is running in the 2nd District.
I have known Sanden for a number of years while working with various committees on community issues. She is a very hard-working, concerned citizen who has given countless hours of her volunteer time to give input and help to bring about changes to make Lexington a better place.
The 2nd District is a complex area with a very great land-use mix of developed, some undeveloped and redeveloping areas.
The district merits a special person who will represent it and take the initiative to create a better place to live for the residents of the district while also developing and formulating those programs needed to make Lexington a showplace, not only for Kentucky but for the rest of the nation.
That person is Lisa Sanden.
Which way do we go?
After great expense, a team of experts has determined that downtown Lexington will be improved by more two-way streets.
Baby boomers (or older) will remember an earlier team of experts (also at great expense) determined that downtown Lexington would be improved by more one-way streets.
One team of experts must be wrong. If it's the first, how do we get our refund?