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Letters

  • How to make a change

    This nation was won with blood, sweat and tears and designed with the wisdom of good God-fearing men and women who were bound together with love of country. Their goal was God and country.

    Today, we seem to be divided in every way. The people do not trust our elected officials, either state or federal. I was just watching five preachers on KET and one of them almost called the other one a liar right on television. This is terrible and something is terribly wrong.

  • Amazed at columnist's opinion

    I was amazed at the comment in Calen McKinney's opinion column in the Monday, Oct. 13 issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal. To quote Ms. McKinney, "I certainly hope the jail is successful and stays full."

    Stays full? What level have we sunk to when we hope a jail stays full so we can pay for it? It is my hope that the jails and prisons in this country will eventually go out of business — that there will cease to be a need for them.

  • Military experience is valuable

    Senator McCain has a deep understanding of world affairs and defense strategies. The last president to have significant military experience was George H.W. Bush (the Sr.), and every president before him since Harry Truman served in our military. Our most recent presidents: Bill Clinton, who decimated our military and did not serve in our armed forces; and George W. Bush only served part time in the Texas Air National Guard.

  • Experience counts when choosing our next president

    John McCain has been Senator for 22 years.

    Mr. Obama has never been in the military and has been a Senator for four years. In terms of service to his country, he ranks second among those receiving donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac among all members of Congress since 1989 (according to the Center for Responsive Politics). Obama ranks second among those receiving donations from Lehman Brothers among all members of Congress since 1989 (according to the Center for Responsive Politics).

  • We do need to choose wisely

    I just had to respond to a letter in your editorial section titled "Choose Wisely." I agree with the author, we do need to choose wisely.

    When you look at the resumes of the two candidates running for president, you see stark contrasts. One candidate, John McCain, served his country heroically in the military during wartime and has served more than 22 years in the Senate, where even the Democrats admire his integrity.

  • Choose wisely

    Ever since the 2008 Kentucky Primary, I have tried my best to convince the many Hillary Clinton supporters that they should vote for Barack Obama in the General Election. Many cite the fact that his age of 47 years is too young, to which I usually counter with the fact that Sen. John F. Kennedy was 43 years old and Gov. Bill Clinton was 46 years old when they became president.

  • No bailout for me

    No one is bailing out my credit cards, my truck loan or my mortgage. When I mess up, I pay for it or I lose what I have.

    They messed up, they made money and lots of it. Now it's time for them to pay, not the people.

    No bailout for them. It's time to get back to basics.

    Larry Spelts

    Liberty

  • No more rubber stamps, please

    Please do not rubber stamp another piece of legislation for this administration. Especially not a corporate bailout that does nothing to prevent this from happening in the future and nothing to help the average American.

    We do not wish to be saddled with this debt in the future. We need our legislators to investigate this system failure and draft legislation to protect us from this type of failure in the future.

    Our President wants the Congress and the Senate to allow him to be the decider, but the people do not wish to support that way of thinking any longer.

  • Agree with Holmes' recognition

    I totally agree with LaVada McClain's Letter in the Sept. 25 issue of the CKNJ that we need to have a J.B. Holmes Day.

    I also think that there should be a street named after Holmes. We have a lot of streets named after other people from our community who have done some great things and J.B. should be no different. He totally conducted himself with dignity and showed great sportsmanship as he helped lead the USA team to victory in the Ryder Cup.

  • Elderly deserve our attention

    Aren't old people grand? They are wonderful people to be around and have lived through much of history being made. They have seen a lot through the years and have given of themselves over the same.

    The elderly should not be pushed to the wayside as if an inconvenience and insignificant by the young. I've seen some cases of this going on and it is sad. The elderly deserve the best of love and care in their advancing years. There is also so much we can learn from their experiences in life.