Letters to the editor for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Republican Party is getting worse

Have Americans become deaf, dumb and blind or have they been brainwashed by Republican and Tea Party lies over the past six years? A nationwide USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows the biggest advantage for Republicans in two decades. How can that be?

President Obama and the Democrats have spent the last six years cleaning up the economic and financial mess they inherited from the Republicans in 2008. Have the American people already forgotten the Republican recession of 2007-2008?

The economy is getting better by leaps and bounds. Why would anyone want to give power back to the “do-nothing” Republicans and their flawed trickle-down economics policy? The Republicans haven’t changed; in fact, they’ve gotten worse since linking up with the Tea Party. What idiocy!

Ron Lowe

Nevada City, Calif.

Complacency is enemy to freedom

I often hear older folks saying how the younger generation is destroying our country. Truth be told it is the generation born after World War II that has hurt our country the most.

Their complacency has allowed the government to violate the Social Security Act. This act, which is still law, says we are not to use our Social Security numbers as identification, but we do because they did nothing to stop it. Yes, a few would say this is not right, but they did it anyway.

The Constitution says that the regulating of the vote is up to the states. So the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was unconstitutional — they did nothing to stop it. Yes, the South was screwed up and something needed to be done, but do it under the Constitution. This means that if we want to check identification at the polls, we can do it.

This generation was the one that passed the Patriot Act which violates our rights on numerous levels. After it was passed, a transformer blew up on the Vegas Strip; two electricians were nearby so the FBI arrested them with no warrant, denied them access to a lawyer and never gave them a hearing.

The government is to our rights as a gold digging woman is to a man’s money. It counts on complacency, and if necessary, will break the law to take your rights.

Rob Cobb Jr.

Carson City


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