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Sunday, October 13, 2013
Health care law will cost too much
I have no doubt that those representing us are honorable people, but I am concerned that they have lost sight of the reason they were sent to Washington. It seems they have become involved in the pack mentality of politics and cannot speak for the people.
The Constitution indicates that we elect representatives “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Please get back to representing the people, even if it goes against the grain.
The American people are looking for leadership, and are getting none. Do not be afraid to step out on your own to say and vote your conscience. This health care law is going to cost so much more than regular citizens can afford, and the nation is going to become a workforce of part-time employees. This will affect tax revenues, defense, Social Security and any other program that depends on the average taxpayer.
This great nation is being brought to its knees because of debt.
Politics should not be a career. You all had good careers and investments before you went to Washington. Representing the people should be an honor, not a privilege.
Remember who sent you to Washington: the common person.
Don’t give gruesome details in stories
Re: “Man guilty in 2010 killing,” Oct. 1 news story:
I have no problem with you telling the facts when that is what should be presented. But I take exception to the gore that you put in this article about this poor young lady.
Her friends and relatives have gone through enough. Having to sit in a courtroom and listen to the details is bad enough, but putting the details of something being shoved into the young lady’s body was uncalled for.
Saying she was beaten was bad enough, but the rest could have been left off.
RICHARD K. HANKINS
What, no Horizon? How disappointing
I was disappointed to not find a Horizon section in the Oct. 6 Roanoke Times. That’s always the part of the Sunday paper I read after The Burgs. I eventually found the opinions relegated to two pages in the Virginia section. Sad.
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