Letters to the editor for Thursday, March 9, 2016

Protesters have good reason to be upset with representatives

I found the articles about the protesters in the Soups On meeting interesting. While two wrongs don’t make a right as far as rude behavior, have Sen. Heller and Rep. Amodei not been watching the president behave in the same manner?

Senator and congressman might want to consider the reason some of the folks were behaving the way they were.

It is possible they are experiencing fear about their future healthcare, and that if the ACA is repealed, they will find themselves, once again, uninsured. They might be experiencing fear about our nations’ leader leading us into a world conflict. They might be disgusted about the lack of representation they are feeling.

In regards to Heller’s comment that “every president has a right to put their cabinet in place,” if that is the case, what are Senate hearings for? Isn’t it the responsibility of the Senate to ensure the person being nominated for a cabinet seat is qualified? Isn’t it also the Senate’s responsibility that the person holding that cabinet seat has the best interests of the country at heart?

The head of the EPA should not be in the pockets of the oil companies. The head of the Department of Education should have some concept of what public education is about.

And, heaven forbid, if we wanted a leader of this country who could actually speak in complete sentences!

I find no fault with the folks who stood up to be counted. They exercised freedom of speech and should be proud of themselves even if their messages were ignored.

Hope A. Tingle

Carson City


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