Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Carson, Fiorina not lifetime politicians

The comment “conservatives like to use scare tactics” is so funny considering Obama wants to delay Social Security checks just so he can screw the Republicans on the budget debate. We once had a government where the people ruled the government and served in temporary service to run the government. That was overtaken by greed in both parties and an electorate that sat on its collective butt as government turned into the system we currently have. You can elect the same old politicians who will tell you what you want to hear to get elected. Then watch them do what they want to do instead of what they said they would do (just like Obama did, in case you weren’t paying attention).

The alternative is to elect people who care about this country more than they do about living off the people, with a lifetime politics job. No Democrat who is running for president or is thinking about running for president fits that description. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina do. The utopian ideas of government have long since passed by the chance of ever happening.

There is a physics axiom about the Law of Inertia — “Things in motion tend to stay in motion.” It applies to our current world and in particular our country. The only real solution is to elect ordinary citizens who don’t have political ambitions to further their own agendas and are willing to serve for a limited time and then go back to private life.

David Knighton

Carson City


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