Letters to the editor

Inspired by story of love and kindness

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for running such a wonderful and inspirational article ("Church offers a cup of joe " and Jesus", Sept. 15). In these days of such uncertainty, it is good to see a story about nothing more than human love and kindness.

Basic love, kindness and generosity is so very scarce these days, which is sad because love is the one thing that can get each of us through our days " and it comes free of charge.


JENNIFER COOPER

Dayton


Palin unprepared for the job

Sarah Palin, John McCain's choice for vice president, showed herself to be unready to be even second in command this week during her interview with Charlie Gibson. When asked if she agreed with the Bush Doctrine that led us into the Iraq war, Palin appeared not to understand what Gibson was talking about. Ultimately, Gibson had to explain the policy to her.

In an earlier speech, Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a link (and lie) that even President Bush no longer repeats. Sarah Palin is at the very least uninformed on the policies and politics that led us into the Iraq War. Her inexperience and lack of knowledge about the general policies of even her own party are appalling and lead one to ask, how can we elect her to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? And how can we respect McCain for his judgment, when he is willing to place our country in jeopardy, just to get elected.


ELIZABETH HULL

Carson City


America doesn't want Obama's change

The lady from Dayton has expressed her own opinion regarding Sarah Palin, which is the American Way - Freedom of Speech. There are no factual comments in her letter but again that is the lady's prerogative.

1. Palin took down big oil companies. Now the residents of Alaska must share the wealth.

2. She has stated all alternatives to energy use must be explored.

3. She cleaned up her administration from corrupt politicians, including Republicans.

4. Folks in Alaska hunt and fish not for only the sport but for the food. How about other states where heads of animals and entire fish adorn walls of dens. Palin opposes abortion but Roe vs Wade allows murdering the unborn. Is that in parity to fishing and hunting?

5. Palin has executive experience as a mayor and currently as Alaska's governor. Obama has zilch. God bless America and please think hard and long about your vote. The celebrated democratic platform "Change" may not be what America needs nor really wants.


WILLIAM LEPORE SR.

Minden


Palin and Obama have something in common

To Mary Ann Bennett: This is in reference to your letter published Sept. 12. In the letter you expressed your belief that if McCain is elected, subsequently dies and Palin becomes president she "will be in a position to lead this country from a Democracy to a Theocracy."

Please check the Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) for Jan. 22, 2008. You will see a published interview between Beliefnet Politics Editor Dan Gilgoff and Barack Obama. Obama is quoted as saying "... and that I am an instrument of God's will. I'm constantly trying to align myself to what I think he calls on me to do." (The entire quote is published at the Web site.) If elected it seems that Obama might also lead this country into a theocracy.

But it won't be from a democracy as you state. Please check the Constitution of the United States of America and you will see that this nation is a constitutional republic. Or perhaps you might recite the Pledge of Allegiance and note that you are pledging allegiance to the republic.

Please feel free to include yourself among those your letter chides.


VERNELL COCANOUR

Carson City

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