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Letters to the editor, October 26

Remember the words

Please vote, and when you do, remember the words of John Adams, 1826: There are two ways to enslave a nation — one is by sword — the other is by debt.

Mildred Bryant,




Lack of choice

The Monday editorial in the Denton Record-Chronicle describes how easy it is to vote. The writer remarks how easy the process has become and recommends setting an example for future generations.

If only there was somebody to vote for. It seems the same efficiency that has been brought into making the voting process easier has also resulted in an inability to find favorable candidates.

I, for one, would like to see this election declared invalid due to lack of choice and demand that both parties start over.

Dallas Eshelman,




Election Day indicator

It could be an indicator who is going to be elected by keeping tabs on the stock market just prior to Election Day. It’s no secret there’s plenty of money being kept in check by companies in this country waiting for the outcome on Nov. 6.

In anticipation of Soetoro winning, I’d look to see major institutions begin to “short” their stocks anticipating a serious drop in the stock values, but there are other “black clouds” on the horizon too.

The period from Election Day until the end of this year will be a very difficult one for this country. Be they lame ducks or re-elected, it’s up to the Congress, which has painted themselves (and the country) into a corner, to make some difficult decisions, before year’s end, but if it degenerates into a game of “chicken,” look out.

Assuming Romney wins, and the GOP retains control of the House and hopefully gains the Senate, those to be sworn in on Jan. 21 won’t be able to effect much about this train wreck until then. If the country observes there’s real sincerity to fix things, then do so by swearing everyone in, cancel all the inaugural balls, and get to work immediately.

It’s taken some time to get into this mess, complicated by political gridlock, meaning industrial-strength remedies will be necessary.

If Soetoro wins, well, it was a mostly good run for 236 years, but the ending will be relatively brief.

Roger T. Horrell,




Vital vote

We are rapidly approaching Election Day, Nov. 6. In Texas, early voting began Monday.

This is the most important election of our lifetimes. It will determine whether we will follow the leadership of Roger Baldwin, instigator of the radical communist group, the ACLU.

A quote attributed to Baldwin: “I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for the abolishing of the state itself ... . I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.” This seems to be the path that Barak Obama has endeavored to take our nation down.

The Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ticket leads us in the direction of religious liberty, freedom of speech, the right to keep and bear arms to protect our families, our homes, our nation and our businesses, protect and uphold our Constitution, protect the sovereignty of our nation and adhere to strong marital relationships and traditional marriages and homes with two parents in the home.

Obama has been very divisive. He uses race against race, gender against gender, rich against poor and any other tool he can use to divide us and conquer us. The Bible states, “... Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” Matthew 10:25.

Contact 10 others and get them to vote in this election. It is vital.

Pet Looney,




Marred debate

The vice presidential debate was marred by Biden’s juvenile behavior. His laughing and sneering, along with his interrupting, was a sign of immaturity and violated the spirit of debate.

The moderator should have warned him that such demeanor downgraded any positive comments he made, and there were a few.

Norman W. May,




In praise of Obama

Obama’s achievements in his first term have been formidable: the nearly total destruction of al-Qaida, badly needed re-regulation of Wall Street after the 2008 crash, stimulus investments in clean energy and infrastructure, a record level of independence from foreign oil, and health care reform (far more people will have health insurance coverage and no one will be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions). He has ended the Iraq war on schedule, prevented a second great depression, presided over much better private-sector job growth than we had with George W. Bush, saved the American automobile industry and ended torture. He accomplished this after coming into office in the midst of the worst financial collapse since 1929.

There is no doubt in my mind that, if re-elected, Obama will achieve bipartisan tax reform that brings deficit reduction, immigration reform, peace with Iran without starting a major war and the end of the war in Afghanistan. He has my vote.

Bob Michaelsen,




Keep the U.S. strong

Middle Class, prepare yourself to join the bottom of the list and become one that will fully depend on government handouts if Obama is re-elected. This Affordable Care is one of the many items that will cut into your growth ability.

Missionaries in a foreign country for years have consistently paid $300 a month for their family health care. Affordable Care will now increase their cost by $450, taking away their income and boosting their insurance to $750 a month. This is what you will get in many areas if you should vote for, and help re-elect Obama for another four years.

Are you going to join the welfare line or elect a president that will work to save our nation? It is time to save America as a strong nation.

Ray Roberts,




Their business

Paul Ryan said that he would not leave issues of women’s health up to unelected judges, but would rather put them in the hands of Congress. I think all issues of women’s health should be left to the women themselves, and to the people who the women choose to have advise them; especially their doctors.

The judges, congress and the male-dominated leadership of the Catholic Church should butt out when it comes to women’s bodies and their health; it is their business and no one else’s.

T. Jervis Underwood,

Oak Point