Obama was qualified; Trump, Carson not
A recent letter writer took exception to my assertion that electing people like Donald Trump, with no government experience, made no sense. Her argument was that the American people had done that in the last two election cycles.
Lets explore, shall we? Barack Obama served six years in the Illinois house, while still teaching constitutional law at the University of Illinois. But let's assume that having an intimate, in-depth knowledge of the Constitution and six years in state government are not qualifications.
He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004 and served until elected president. Once again, let's ignore the four years in the Senate to make the argument that Obama and Trump are somehow the same. Trump doesn't know how many votes it takes to override a veto and thinks the Constitution lets him order Bowe Bergdahl, "shot on sight."
Since the country is miles ahead of where it was when Obama inherited it, why not go with someone else as unqualified as he was? And whether it's Trump, Ben Carson or some other clown, surely they can't mess up the sweetheart deal they will be left.
Dems are socialists
Based on a recent letter writer's comments, it is now very clear that all Democrats are either socialists or cannot tell the truth.
Such insight has been instigated by the writer's totally ignorant comments regarding Republicans. Perhaps rather than let the Republicans be insulted by stupidity, it would better serve your readers to let such biased, ignorant comments linger in the trash can of your office.
This paper is purchased by people of many different thought processes. Perhaps remembering that would help stop the decrease in circulation of this newspaper and, in short, just might add to job security for you and others in your organization who do not deserve their jobs due to poor judgment.
The letter writer might well advance his thought processes if he studied all candidates and made an informed decision rather than voting for anyone who is not a Republican.
I certainly feel that I owe every American my vote based on the best information available — whether my choice is a Democrat or a Republican. That is called intelligence, not biased ignorance such as the letter exposed.
In the article about the Bluegrass Poll and same-sex marriage, a woman who responded to the poll stated that she pays her 10 percent and is an active church member. I say good for her, but she neglected to say if she is a Bible reader. The Book of Romans, has much insight in this matter.
She also said Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis knew the responsibilities before taking the job. However, when she took her office marriage was defined as being between one man and one woman. This Kentucky law was in tandem with the federal Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by Bill Clinton.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage. In my mind this vote was flawed as two of the members should have recused themselves. They had already performed same-sex marriages and could not possibly have listened to the arguments with open minds. If these two members had not voted, the vote would have been 4-3 in favor of the definition of marriage as one man and one woman.
Kim Davis shameful
I just can't believe that Kim Davis, with her supposedly religious beliefs, along with those quacks supporting her, would stoop so low as to try to bring the head of the Catholic church down to her level by saying that Pope Francis agrees with her.
Kim Davis has shown her true colors as a liar and a hypocrite. The real, honest Christian people of Rowan County need to just get rid of her. The shame she has caused to all the good people of that poor county and our state of Kentucky.
Concealed carry for all
The best gun control for America would be for all qualified citizens to have concealed-carry permits and carry the guns wherever they go.
Had the ex-solider college student in the Oregon massacre been armed, the loss of life and injuries may not have been so great.
Also, contrary to the Obama administration's beliefs, the majority of Americans do favor the National Rifle Association. It is constantly vigilant in protecting our Second Amendment rights.