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Save America; get us out of war

Updated: November 29, 2012 6:27AM



Save America; get us out of war

War is the most important issue Americans should be concerned with in this 2012 election.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost America at least $3 trillion (with a “T”), more than 7,000 of our sons’ and daughters’ lives, and ruined our economy. Some economists, such as economic Nobel Prize recipient Joseph Stiglitz, have put the cost at trillions higher.

Now, Mitt Romney’s foreign policy advisers — the same Bush advisers who lied us into the Iraq war — want us to “bomb, bomb Iran” at a cost of a few more trillion and God knows how many more lives.

Ending the wars we are in and not jumping irrationally into another — and, as President Obama has stated, “doing some nation building at home” — is what Americans should be focused on in this election if we want to create jobs and save our economy, our educational system and our middle class.

Ivan Sizemore

Bartlett

Walters a firm and fair judge

John Walters is clearly the best man for the job of Kane County 16th Judicial Circuit judge. The Supreme Court unanimously appointed Walters, and he is the only candidate recommended for this position by the Kane County Bar Association. Walters’ 22 years serving on the Elgin City Council are just one example of his dedication to public service. His 34 years of practicing law in Elgin give him the legal experience in Kane County involving the types of cases that will go before him on the bench. He is an honest and ethical man who will continue to be a firm and fair judge. I urge you to join me in voting for Walters.

Dan Peterson

West Dundee

5 Reasons to vote Obama, DNC

I’m so grateful that Mr. Minnerick (Letters, Oct. 25) gave us such an insightful list of reasons to vote for Romney.

In fact his letter was so helpful, I wanted to offer some like-minded reasons to vote for Barack Hussein Obama: 1.) If you’re rich and like to righteously force others to pay more taxes while you conveniently avoid paying yours, 2.) If you run a business, avoided paying any tax at all, and have sent jobs off-shore while also serving on a “jobs council,” 3.) If you’re a bigot and will vote for someone only because they’re (half) black instead of thoughtfully comparing their record to past presidents, 4.) If you’re an anti-religion zealot but still want to impose your quasi-religious views on global warming, lightbulbs and soda sizes, 5.) If you enjoy having a president lie about the current quagmire in the Middle East while welcoming terrorist organizations into the White House.

Jeff Neufeld

Elgin

Support Walters for Kane judge

We would like to encourage your vote for John Walters to continue in the position of Kane County circuit judge. John is the only candidate recommended for this position by Kane County Bar Association and appointed by the Supreme Court. John has been involved in the Elgin community for many years. He has the legal experience to fairly deal with the kinds of cases facing the people of Kane County. He has been doing a fine job in this position, and we encourage you all to vote for John to continue this fine work. Thank you, John, for wanting to serve our community!

Keith and Dawn Brill

Elgin

Third parties denied coverage

Even though her name will be on the voting ballot in most states, Jill Stein — presidential candidate with the Green Party — was denied entrance to the second presidential debate. She was arrested and handcuffed to a chair for eight hours.

“Police arrested Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, after they tried to enter the site of the debate at Hofstra University.” This reportage from Washington, D.C., is only 4 minutes long, the last 2 minutes being the most striking: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZJwcDbIkXw.

I am not telling you who to vote for. All I’m saying is that the media is being controlled. This should’ve been on the news! What happened to the First Amendment?

I thought when I emigrated from Canada that this was a free country!

I can’t believe that there also was a debate in Chicago that no one knows about, because the media is being controlled.

The entire 2012 Third Party Presidential Debate was complete with participants including Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. 

The debate was moderated by Larry King and hosted by the Free And Equal Elections Foundation at the Hilton Chicago. Topics discussed included the war on drugs, legalization of marijuana, foreign policy, civil liberties, economy, education reform, domestic policy and global warming: www.ora.tv/ora2012/thirdparty.

Watch real news, watch RT TV or go online. You have a right to be informed.

Solange Sior

Elgin



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