Letters to the editor for Saturday, May 24, 2014 | NevadaAppeal.com

Letters to the editor for Saturday, May 24, 2014

Choose candidates who can be trusted

Being an American is a gift and a duty when almost 1.4 million troops have given their lives to found and keep America free. Selecting leaders with integrity and respect for our principles is a duty of being an American.

In Nevada politics, I have seen the wizards behind the curtains pulling the strings. Many candidates do not respect their party’s platform, the principles developed by the people of their party.

Some “Republican” candidates refuse to sign the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” telling us their negotiating position would be weakened. They must think we are stupid. If an elected official signs the pledge, his opponents know he will not support wasteful taxes. Their opponents are forced to negotiate wiser use of our hard-earned tax dollars. That is a strengthened negotiating position!

Elected officials that ignore our principles exhibit a lack of integrity. Did you raise your children to ignore the rules? Would you marry a person that tells you one thing but always seems to do another? How can candidates that don’t respect our principles be trusted to represent us? Look behind the curtain, and choose the candidates that can be trusted to respect our values.

Shawn Meehan

Minden