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October 13, 2012

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For Oct. 13-14


Reader reminds voters there is another choice



It is strange how just a little bit of time and an open mind can change a person’s perception of reality.

This time last year, I was figuring out how to become a delegate to the State of Indiana’s Republican Party. Determined to get rid of Barrack Obama, I am still determined to rid myself of the policy failures of the Obama administration, but the stark reality is nothing ever changes, if nothing ever changes.  

For the past 30 years that I have been eligible to vote, we have ping-ponged back and forth between Republicans and Democrats. Now we sit on the verge of a total economic collapse, while during the recent presidential debate, Obama and Romney fought back and forth who will be spending the most money on what? Excuse me, we are broke.  

I found myself driving to Indianapolis to listen to an alternative to doing the same thing over again, expecting different results. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is the Libertarian candidate for president, though you rarely hear about him. He was not allowed in the debates because the debate commission is owned by the Republican and Democratic parties. I found that the time and the money I had spent doing this gave me great hopes that this country can be healed, but it will not come from the likes of Romney or Obama.

Johnson was a successful two-term governor from New Mexico. He took office with a deficit and left with a surplus. Not only has he climbed Mount Everest, he did it with a broken leg.

Johnson wants our America back. He is the only legitimate choice on the ballots in November that will allow this country to recover, prosper and grow. You owe it to yourself to become informed of all the choices available to us, especially when the one-party system that pretends to be two does not want you to know that choice exists.  

— Kathy Heil, Elizabeth

Please choose wisely Nov. 6

In a few weeks, we will be voting for what kind of world we wish to live in. We will be voting for what resonates in each of us. We will be voting for what we truly believe.

Our beliefs., whether popular or not, are our own. But our relationship, our connection to one another, belongs to each and every one of us, as we are all in this together. So when you choose, choose wisely. Your choice will effect more people than are in your inner circle.

— Kim Poore, Jeffersonville