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Letters to the editor Sept. 3

Angle had all the right answers for this voter

My grandson and I went to a political rally to hear Sharron Angle speak Aug.13. We both had some concerns regarding some of her statements, but realizing her opponent’s reptilian style of doing business, including political campaigning, our concerns would be addressed.

Angle arrived with a big smile, modestly attired and eager to talk to all who wanted to meet her. Her smile never left her face, and she patiently answered each question:

Are you a Scientologist?

“I am not a Scientologist. I have been a member of the Southern Baptist Church for 35 years.”

Are you a prohibitionist?

“No. I was talking about how we deal with alcoholism, and I think that’s the same way we deal with the drug epidemic instead of legislation.”

Why do you want to eliminate the Department of Education?

“As a former teacher and grandmother of 10, nobody is more committed than I am. I simply don’t believe that is best accomplished via unfounded mandates from bureaucrats in Washington”.

Do you want to wipe-out Social Security?

“No, I believe we must keep Social Security by securing the money in the Social Security fund and put it in a lockbox that the federal government cannot raid, as Harry Reid has.”

I’m impressed with Sharron Angle. Reid has really screwed up. He needs to go in November. Give Angle a chance; if she messes up, give her the pink slip in the next election.

 William Lepore

Minden

Don’t knock project until all facts are known

Upon catching up on past newspapers, I was very disappointed in the rhetoric of Guy Farmer’s Aug. 15 column, “The Nugget Project by any other name.” Calling the proposed City Center Project the “Nugget Bailout Project” is the kind of political invective one might expect from Glenn Beck, not Mr. Farmer.

Bailout has become a politically overused and abused label resorted to as a cop-out to avoid rational discussion. I suspect that Mr. Farmer would agree that our community would benefit from a new library. Also from development of a central focus and theme in our rather lackluster city center.

Certainly a final assessment of the pros and cons of the developing City Center plan awaits factual information as to costs, funding sources and potential revenues. So, why the premature negativity on a potentially attractive development before specifics are developed?

The “$40 million of public funds” – where does this number come from? As for Mr. Joiner’s quote: “one of the poorest designs for an urban project I’ve ever seen,” this seems another premature and ill-founded comment as yet there is no specific design, just some preliminary concepts.

Why all the negative propaganda before the facts are out for an honest evaluation? I can see how the community could potentially benefit from the proposed project. I must wonder, who benefits from prematurely killing it?

Jon Nowlin

Carson City

Campaign sign thieves trample on rights

This letter is not directed to any political candidate. Rather, it is directed to the person or persons in and around Carson City who seem to think that it is OK to trespass on my private property and deny me of my right to free speech.

Signs in support of my preferred candidates have been knocked down twice, and, most recently, removed from my property.

Apparently, you do not care for the same candidates as I do. That is your right. I, then, would likely not care for your candidates. That is my right.

What is not your right is to enter my private property to take down or destroy or remove anything. I would not dream of trespassing on your property for any reason.

Trust me, if I catch you on my property, I will call the Sheriff’s department and exercise my right of citizen’s arrest.

Phil Patton

Carson City