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Election letters
•Letters relating to the Nov. 6 election will be accepted through noon Oct. 22.

Letters

Dozen reasons to oppose Romney

Ask yourself, would you really vote for someone who:

1. Exploited thousands of people to make millions for himself?

2. Supports laws to keep people from voting, maybe you?

3. Wanted the entire auto industry to go bankrupt?

4. Belongs to a cult?

5. Supports the interests of the wealthiest 2 percent of the population above any other group?

6. Refuses to reveal how much money he’s been hiding?

7. Will not even care to represent 47 percent of Americans?

8. Supports all of the same failed policies of George W. Bush?

9. Wants to destroy Medicare and aid to students?

10. Was a failed governor of a state which was only too willing to reject him the second time around?

11. Insults our allies in Britain and elsewhere, showing his lack of diplomatic experience?

12. Didn’t think it was worth the trouble to get Osama bin Laden?

If you are in the bottom 98 percent in income level, you have no good reason to vote for Mitt Romney or any other Republican because they really only care about serving the rich, not you.

DAVID SOWARDS Fort Wayne

Vote to restore our greatness

We have a Constitution that tells how we are to select our government officials, yet we find an ever-increasing number of unelected – politically selected – people in important control positions in our government. Why?

As we create class envy, racial divisions and wealth redistribution, it seems we are somehow in need of more entitlement programs and more taxes. We should learn pretty soon that after spending trillions, we have an increase in the number of poor with more people on entitlement programs. How are we going to pay for these programs?

Oh sure, tax the rich and tax businesses. Did anyone ever think of our future when the rich are broke and we have no businesses to tax or provide jobs?

We must remember what made the U.S. the greatest nation in the world. We enjoyed freedom of religion, of speech, of employment, to start a business and individual ownership of property. We all assumed the developed culture that set the standard to make our nation great. That cultural development must continue if we are to survive.

Redistribution of wealth, more entitlements, more regulations on business and the ever-increasing elimination of our freedoms will not solve our problems. Our history and culture can tell us what to do, so we must act, live and vote accordingly. Let’s not vote based on what I can receive but what we as a nation can again become. Elect people who will return our country to believe in our Constitution, our culture and our freedoms.

RICHARD C. RICE Decatur

There are still birds to be seen

I was a bit perplexed at Frank Gray’s Sept. 30 column about the birds abandoning his area. I have to wonder not only where he lives but where the Audubon Society has been looking.

A spokesman stated: “Robins abandoned the area six weeks ago.” I see them on most any walk through the woods up here by IPFW. We put up a fresh seed bell and a second feeder, and a new pair of nuthatches have been steady customers ever since.

Just recently, I noticed a new colony of blue jays at the edge of the woods by the Hefner soccer fields. Now, the pair of cardinals that had been regular guests haven’t been around, but I think they just got tired of fighting the downy woodpecker that has made as much of a pig of himself as Mr. Chipmunk.

So, if Gray wants to see some birds, have him stop by our back yard any morning from about 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN Fort Wayne

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