A May 12 letter writer rails against the "crooks and liars" in the political party she despises. She says, "a person is a lying, pandering hypocrite" when that person "voices a political stand on an issue and then, when his position becomes unpopular or controversial, takes a different viewpoint in order to accommodate public sentiment."
Considering the timing of the letter, she must be referring to the national leader who flip-flopped on the issue of gay marriage. In 2008, he solidly supported traditional marriage, which the majority of voters favored then. Four years later, public opinion polls are reportedly showing that more than 50 percent of Americans accept gay marriage as being fair and so he publicly changes his position.
Regardless of whom that letter was directed at, demonizing the opposing candidate is uncalled for. Incendiary name-calling and character assassination muddy the waters and prevent discussion and debate on the crucial issues facing voters.
In order to lead our country out of this prolonged recession, do we want a candidate with business experience and knowledge of economics or do we want four more years of economic stagnation?
Should we re-embrace the principles of our Founding Fathers that made our nation great - individual liberty, limited government and free enterprise - or should we continue our three-and-a-half year journey down the slippery slope of socialism, living beyond our means and eventually ending up like Greece or the former Soviet Union?
Ben K. Azman