This is in reference to a recent letter to the editor from Roger Tschappat. I am a 67-year-old veteran who is registered as a non-affiliated voter, and have never voted a straight ticket in my life.
I must agree that all "legal" (my word) citizens should exercise their right to vote. It isn't only a right, but a duty. It is a duty that apathy is seriously eroding. I am also a proponent of the First Amendment. All should have freedom of speech, even though we may disagree with the ideas expressed.
I disagree with the financial conclusions Mr. Tschappatt has set forth. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is willing to spend up to $50 million of his personal wealth to deprive Americans of the Second Amendment rights. He enjoys the support of Texas billionaire Warren Buffet. George Soros has contributed billions to left wing groups, some of which are very radical. None of the three could even remotely be considered right wing or even moderate. They and their dollars are hardcore left wing. Mt. Tschappatt touts the virtues of MSNBC. There are numerous good news program available, of which MSNBC is not one. It is no more than a mouthpiece for the left.
Voters, I would urge you all to cast your ballots, giving serious thought to individual candidates, not political rhetoric from either side of the aisle. Don't be like the sheep of George Orwell's "Animal Farm." You have a God-given mind of your own and I urge you to use it.
I shall close with an exact quote from Abraham Lincoln: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." This, no doubt, applies to all of us on occasions. Mr. Tschappatt has removed all doubt.