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Letters to the Editor

August 09, 2008

Fed up? Try the Libertarians



To the editor:

Are you as fed up with what's going on in Washington as I am?

I've become increasingly concerned about the current direction of our country. I'm concerned about what that direction means for us as individuals, and for the future of our families and our communities.

It seems that no matter which party is in power, government keeps getting bigger, more powerful, more expensive and more meddlesome. Sometimes, I think that the only difference between the Democrats and Republicans in Congress is which special interest groups they're most beholden to. Frankly, neither party seems to care about the future of our country - they only care about staying in power.

I've had enough, and I've decided to do something about it. I've decided to join forces with the Libertarian Party, the only serious alternative to the Democrats and Republicans.

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Perhaps you've heard about the Libertarian party - the only political party that is truly committed to America's heritage of freedom. Like most Americans, Libertarians believe that government has become too large, too powerful, too expensive and meddles too much in our personal lives. They promote individual liberty, personal responsibility and limiting the size, power, expense and intrusiveness of government.

I'd like to see those ideas as part of the political debate. If you agree, then please visit the Libertarian Party's Web site at www.LP.org. I think you'll like what you see - I know I did.

When you visit, I encourage you to sign up to receive the LP's free e-mail updates, and to request a free information package. And, if you decide the Libertarian party is standing up for what you believe in, I encourage you to take action and join.

As a personal favor to me, I hope you'll take a few minutes and visit our Web site, www.hoover4congress08.com. We'd really like to have you on our team.

Together we can change the country.

Gary W. Hoover Sr.
Libertarian Candidate
US Congress 6th District




Affirmative action has got to go



To the editor:

Sen. John McCain should be applauded and not condemned for taking a firm stand against affirmative action, which has long been overlooked, ignored or supressed by the mainsteam liberal media. McCain was asked by ABC's George Stephanopoulos whether he supported the referendum to ban affirmative action in the state of Arizona, and he said he supported that and he has always been against racial quotas.

This is a milestone because finally we know who supports affirmative action, Barak Obama, and who is against it, John McCain.

I can tell you first hand how affirmative action has ruined my life. When I returned from Kuwait after serving my country overseas, I applied for jobs that I qualified for, only to have employers ask me about my race and sex - and then when I report the violation to the EEOC or the Department of Labor, which is what you're supposed to do, they don't act or do anything about it.

Maryland should join other states in banning affirmative action, because it makes race and sex more important than a person's qualifications. The University of Maryland annually holds a multi-ethnic job fair in which employers are there to hire people, not based on their qualifications, but just to fill a racial quota which is supposedly illegal. And frankly, I don't believe that, since employers still ask me what my race and sex is. Again, I applaud politicians who actually take a stand on this issue, like McCain.

Chrisotpher Krieg
Hagerstown




We've seen this direction before



To the editor:

Few Americans grasp the ramifications of a piece of legislation entitled "Directive 51," which is very similar to the National Emergency Powers Act that Germany's fledgling democracy adopted after World War I.

This piece of legislation was later used by Adolf Hitler to seize total control over all branches of the government, and establish his brutal Nazi regime.

We think it's safe to assume the Bush baddies will simulate a national emergency by staging yet another Terrorist Hoax to cancel the elections this November. Once again, the United Fascist Union cautions you, watch out for this man, Bush, he is replicating the worst aspects of tyrants from the past.

J. Grimes
Presidential Candidate of the United Fascist Union

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