Letters to the Editor

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It's all about justices

I am blessed to be the father of a healthy, handsome and intelligent 21-year-old son. But had my wife and I listened to the doctor, he would have never been born.

During the pregnancy, my wife became ill. The doctor advised her to abort the baby. He would have cut my son into pieces, sucked him out of my wife's womb and thrown him into the incinerator so the world would never have seen how perfect he was.

During the 35 years since Roe vs. Wade, 50 million babies have been legally aborted in the United States, about one-sixth of our population. How many of them would have been almost prefect like my son?

The next president could appoint three or four Supreme Court justices. What type of justice will Barack Obama appoint? Those who support cutting up unborn children and sucking them out of their mother's womb.

Dennis Peace


Campaign deception

There are so many critical national issues. Yet the political campaigns use blatantly deceptive statements and advertising that shows incredible contempt for the intelligence of the people.

Gov. Sarah Palin refers to an article to question whether Sen. Barack Obama has terrorist friends. Palin, executing a strategy focused on turning our attention from the causes of the economic meltdown, assumes we won't read past the headline. That article's conclusion: "the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions" of Bill Ayers.

Another example can be found in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Deceptive campaigning aimed at distracting us by playing on our fears deepens the gathering political crisis. This isn't going to change by Nov. 4. But our votes can make them address the issues after the election and perhaps change the future conduct of campaigns.

Mark Carter


A great candidate

I would like to take issue with two recent letters. One writer said he did not want "the same government that has recently given us the loan debacle to be in charge of my health care." Who does he think has been in charge for the last eight years?

Another writer said liberals are bullying people to vote for Barack Obama or they will be branded a racist. Really? I believe people are voting for Obama because of his ideas, his principles and the way he can relate to the working class.

In all due respect, I cannot even begin to tell you the many times I have had my very love for this country questioned just because I am a moderate Democrat.

You want to know what the real issue is? We have a great candidate, and the Republicans know it.

Leanna Ralbusky


Mongiardo's slander

Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo charged that the apparent lack of support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was ultimately due to unfamiliarity, racial discrimination and ignorance by people in rural areas of the state.

This is a obvious attempt to sway votes by means of slander and to instill the fear of being labeled a racist. I think I can speak for the majority of Kentuckians when I say we are far from racist, and the only ignorance we seem to share is the ignorance used when voting Mongiardo into office.

I hope Mongiardo not only offers a public apology but also chooses his words more carefully the next time he sits down at a $28,500-a-couple fund-raiser.

Due to his tacky, tasteless and degrading words, Kentuckians are not thinking about which presidential candidate to vote into office, but instead how soon they can vote Mongiardo out.

Rick Freeman


It's the economy

When the Democrats took over Congress in January 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at an all-time high of 12,400 and a gallon of gasoline was $2.15.

The Republican-led Congress of the previous four years had left a vibrant, strong economy in the hands of the Democrats.

Now, under the Democratic-controlled Congress the Dow Jones has hit record lows, gasoline hovered around $4 a gallon and our banks are failing. All of this took place during a Congress controlled by Democrats and led by Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

The thoughtful voter should consider that fact when going to the polls this November.

Hugh Davis


Hate campaign

According to the twisted terrorist-by-association logic of John McCain and Sarah Palin, the following are also terrorists: Ronald Reagan, Mitch McConnell, Jim Bunning, John McCain and Sarah Palin.

What is truly terrifying in this campaign is the hate-filled comments that resound from the Palin crowds urged on by Palin's lies, distortions and hatemongering.

When her supporters yell out threats of violence against Barack Obama and she does not immediately discredit them, Palin reveals her own lack respect for life, law and our country, which she claims to love and honor.

Danita Hines