Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I live in North Carolina in the winter months. I feel good in good old Maine, which has been my home since 1961. It is a gem in God's crown.
Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer. Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Hana Strnad, right, election clerk at the Boys and Girls Club voting place in South Portland hands a ballot to the person at the head of the line while fellow election clerk, Linden Sthigpen, left, verifies the voter's right to vote where the warden reported a healthy turnout.
I constantly wonder what we should do to retain the crown's glitter. What tarnishes it, what makes it a special crown?
Our glorious state fostered the notion that all of us living in Maine are connected to each other. We worry about the poor, the homeless and have many food banks providing daily substance for our fellow citizens.
I know this to be true, I was involved. I have never given up the belief that we Mainers accept, appreciate and foster the well-being of our citizens.
I grieve when I see in newspapers, on TV, all kinds of buzz centers. Many spokesmen for the buzz economies sharpen their knives and cut the budgets of the most vulnerable.
We are here to help, not to hoard. We are helpers caring for the old, the rich, the poor and those who are trying to climb the ladder. Keep these social concerns uppermost in your minds while you are trying to choose the political leaders for the next few years.
I have known Angus King for many years, I know he shares my philosophy, I have seen him do it. I am sure when he ends up in the U.S. Senate as our senator, he will bring his innovating self and use it in good stead. Remember the great idea of laptops for students and the windmills in northern Maine that make us less dependent on foreign fuel.
In all honesty, one can't help but praise him for all he is and what he will be.
Rabbi Harry Sky
Remember "swiftboated"? Looks like the Paul Ryan plan for Medicare and Social Security will leave seniors "life-rafted."
When the Founding Fathers added freedom of the press to the First Amendment of our Constitution, they bestowed an awesome responsibility on reporters. This paper and most other news outlets in our country are shirking that responsibility.
It is impossible to read an article in this paper that does not give the writer's opinion. The Sept. 19 edition has a top-of-the-fold, front-page Washington Post piece ("Romney's stumbles spur need to refocus") that starts by saying, "As Mitt Romney struggles to put a cascade of missteps behind him."
That is the writer's opinion and should be reserved for the op-ed page. Just tell us what he said. We can make up our own minds.
America fell for the promises of Barack Obama four years ago. None of those promises has been fulfilled.
We have seen for ourselves the policies of Obama and know what four more years will be like. It doesn't bear thinking about.
Let's vote for Mitt Romney and give America a chance to survive and to recover.
Regarding Gov. Romney's speech to his rich donors, we should all, rich and poor alike, be appalled at his blatant contempt for lower-income people.
How much clearer can it be that he and his cronies are a bunch of wealthy snobs who look down on the Americans who clean houses, mow lawns, wait tables, wash dishes, pick up garbage, repair cars, etc.?
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