Letters to the Editor, Feb. 2, 2012

Only Paul speaks of Constitutional limits

Dear Editor,
I would have to agree with John Connot, that there is a slim chance that Ron Paul will get the nomination for president from the Republican Party. He is still the elephant in the room that no one wants to acknowledge, and this comes mostly from neo-cons who were talking about the need to return to the Constitution only a few months ago. But it seems now that Ron Paul’s main topic is the Constitution and the answers it offers, there is an absence of support from that quarter of the party.
Supporting underdogs in a contest that is so crucial for the future of this nation comes easy for me. After listening to the State of the Union speech last week I came to the conclusion that all Obama was demanding was a little more power and a lot more money, if he just had those two things he could fix our troubles, and it is at this point that Ron Paul differs from the Santorum, Obama, Gingrich, and Romney gang. None of these guys speak of the limit the Constitution places on government, so with the election of any one of those we can expect more of the top down government we have now. Ron Paul wants to free us from this totalitarian attitude that has over taken our government.
Holding our noses as we vote is going to take on a whole new meaning for the supporters of the
Obama regime and people may need help with their consciences in this area, which I’m sure there is some technological application for that problem.
But then again if he can’t stop producing fraudulent birth records he may be looking at another line of work come November… maybe breaking rocks under the supervision of men with guns.
Steve Lorz

Thanks for help

Dear Editor,
We have a mailbox by the laundromat and a couple weeks ago someone plowed it, we would like to give a big thanks to whoever did it, thanks so much!
Very thankful,
Scott & Sarah Nelson

Editor’s Note: The headline on this letter as published in this week’s newspaper was inappropriate as I thought the writers were being sarcastic about what had happened. I misinterpreted what they meant by “plowed their mailbox” thinking it had been run over, when in fact it had been plowed out so mail could be delivered and picked up. The letter came in at the last minute, after deadline and we rushed to get it into this week’s issue. I should have sought a clarification from the Nelsons. The Gazette-Tribune regrets the misunderstanding.

Economics and Wisdom

Dear Editor,
Today a majority of economists and politicians say that the Great Recession officially ended in 2009. However, we are now starting to feel the negative aspects of trillions of dollars in budget cuts at the national, state and local levels that affect most of the middle class and poor citizens of this nation. The number of long-term unemployed Americans, partly defined as those who have been out of work so long that they have simply stopped looking for employment, is still expanding. There are many others examples, but to summarize, the Great Recession did not end in 2009, but rather is still ongoing today, and with improvement hard to visualize.
What is not being said, perhaps intentionally, is that the positive and long-term health of our economy is directly connected to any meaningful social or political advancement that has or has not been initiated and embraced by the general populace of our great country.
As a society it can almost be said that the various levels of our federal and state governments have fallen into the dark ages, something not seen since the Great Plague in Europe many centuries ago. The apparent absence of visible leaders in the three civilian branches (Judicial, Legislative and Executive) of government compound this descent.
Regardless, each of us must try to find an internal source of inspiration while being receptive to the possibility of an individual that is well-versed in Wisdom (as Abraham Lincoln was) will some day appear and rise above the petty dysfunctions of governmental entities and emphasize the visionary character traits of inspiration, common sense, high moral standards and a lifetime of intellectual learning.
Ray Gattavara
Auburn, Wash.