Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

No, Hillary wouldn’t do better than Obama

So, Sen. Reid thinks Hillary Clinton “could handle things even better” than Barack Obama. Well, Harry, let’s just see how tough that would be.

First, she would have to put a foreign policy in place that would try to advance the standing of the USA instead of tearing it down. She would have to implement a domestic policy that would focus on fixing the most crucial problems we all face. In other words, Harry, she would have to fight for us — not against us. She would have to take responsibility for her actions. She could not hide behind the victims of gun violence to eliminate the Second Amendment just because she doesn’t like guns. She would have to be there when the country really needs leadership. She would have to work hard for unity of Congress to get the best legislation to help the country regardless of which party the solutions may come. The major news networks would have to be admonished to report failure.

No, Mr. Reid, I don’t think she’s up to it. Her presidential scandals will also be “phoney,” despite the mounting evidence to the contrary. Her main goals would be similar to President Obama’s. It’s all about power without responsibility. I am very concerned about the future of our country, and I don’t throw these predictions out to you lightly. We are in big trouble and more of the same is not going to help.

Mark P. Humboldt


We can’t remain silent about crimes in D.C.

Heads up! We are having a problem with Chicago politics in Washington, D.C. — numerous assaults on our Constitution, Bill of Rights and freedoms.

They are: IRS invasion of privacy and harassment; Benghazi, where four Americans were murdered; Associated Press attacking the Fourth Amendment; Fast and Furious, where Americans are murdered; excess printing of billions of paper money each month; debt approaching $17 trillion, placing USA on the road to insolvency; attacks on the Second Amendment; no USA military personnel were present at the June 6 ceremony at Normandy (due to sequestration) yet we taxpayers spent $100 million for an outing in Africa!

We have had no resolution to the above problems. They have been placed on the back burner and ignored. Thomas Jefferson said, “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple.” “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold in for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Joanne A. Booth

Carson City


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