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RINO SUICIDE

Editor:

Ryan’s RINO Suicide: In the 2012 election some 3 or 4 million so-called Republicans stayed home because Romney was a Mormon. That stupidity gave us four more years of Obama’s American Tragedy.

If Trump loses this election, and I’m afraid he will, it will have been the fault of the Republican establishment. Paul Ryan and his minions have been running away from Trump to attempt to save their own skins. The Democrats would rally around Hitler. They just want to win.

What Ryan better think about,is if the Trump voters stay home out of spite in 2018, the Republicans will lose the house and the senate. At that point you can say goodbye to the First and Second amendments!! The country will quickly slip into Socialism, and no one can do a thing about it.

Norv Azevedo

Fallon

QUESTION 2 BAD FOR NEVADA

Editor:

Question 2 before Nevada voters asks whether marijuana should be fully legal and widely available for recreational commercial sale. Our state has already decriminalized the drug for small quantity possession and marijuana is now legally available for medical use.

Question 2 is a 13-page initiative written by the commercial marijuana industry. It’s an “insiders business plan” to benefit Big Marijuana “potpreneurs”. Passage would create a state government-run marijuana program, transforming the Department of Taxation into a large, expensive bureaucracy. It will give monopoly powers to existing medical marijuana retailers and liquor wholesalers, while criminalizing Nevada citizens growing marijuana within 25 miles of proponents’ pot shops.

Unlike medical marijuana, local jurisdictions will not be able to opt out of recreational marijuana. Promised marijuana tax revenues would be unlikely to cover the full public and and social costs (including regulation, enforcement, public health and safety, and substance abuse treatment).

The initiative fails to include any provisions for the regulation of edible marijuana products. It fails to place any limits on marijuana pot potency. It fails to establish restrictions on advertising .

Question 2 is opposed by law enforcement (Sheriffs’and Chiefs; D.A.’s Associations) and the Nevada State Medical Association. The gaming industry is opposed (Nevada Resort Association) as well as business organizations and important faith leaders. Opposition is bi-partisan—both US Senate candidates, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Dr. Joe Heck, are “No on 2”. Governor Brian Sandoval is “categorically opposed “, joining the state’s two largest newspapers, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Reno Gazette Journal, as “No on 2”.

Jim Hartman

President Nevadans for Responsible Drug Policy

NONE OF THE ABOVE: vote for trump

Editor:

Voting for a third party candidate, none of the above, or not voting at all, in the presidential election will be a vote for Trump. That will be an incredible disaster for this country.

So if you are thinking this is the way to protest I urge you to reconsider.

The road to change is long, arduous, and requires that you stay the course. There is no quick fix. Like it or not, change only comes in small increments and it takes time. Our work starts at the grassroots level with getting and staying involved. It means putting in countless hours to change the attitudes at the local level and get new progressives elected there. It starts now in Churchill County with electing George Dini for State Assembly District 38, Chip Evans for Congressional District 2, Catherine Cortes Masto for the Senate and Hillary Clinton for President.

After this election it means bringing a permanent Grassroots Organization into being in each county, based at the precinct level. We need to begin to recruit and support local Democrats for local offices. We need to become a presence in NV not only in Washoe and Clark Counties but in the Rural Counties as well.

We are here and we need to come out of the closet and make our presence known. We must be visible and fight the fear, anger, bigotry, and injustice that has taken over this County, State, and Nation. This is not who we are as Americans!

Sharon Hedges-Hiller

Fallon