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8/26/2014 11:15:00 AM
Letters: Grateful for factual information from Gary LaMaster

Editor:

In the recent exchange between Gary LaMaster and Mark Gettles, the truth of the matters under discussion can be found in the factual remarks of Mr. LaMaster rather than in the opinions of Mr. Gettles.

While opinion is a valid form of expression, it does not become truth if not backed up by facts. Believing something does not make it true.

There was nothing for Gettles to find amusing in LaMaster's original letter. What could possibly be amusing about any of this? If Mr. La Master is influenced by CNN and MSNBC, then surely Mr. Gettles must be getting all of his "information " from Fox News. President Obama has sometimes been forced to sign executive orders because there have been situations that require action and Congress has failed to perform its duties.

And their failure to act has little to do with Mr. Reid acting as "chief obstructionist." The obstructionist wing of the Republican party known as the Tea party is responsible for this being a do-nothing Congress.

They alone bear responsibility for the lack of progress over the last six years.

I am old enough to remember well the days when Democrats and Republicans knew how to work together in a spirit of compromise to move the country forward and get things done for the American people.

We are all brought down by the belligerent, uncooperative attitude and childish behavior of the Republican House members. We are all raised up when an atmosphere of civility, productivity and generous spirit prevail.

Any so-called Draconian measures are those proposed by Republicans like Paul Ryan and Rand Paul who would not lift a finger or spend a dollar of public money to help those among us who are less fortunate and struggling.

Most of the long list of possible abuses yet to come that will supposedly be wrought by President Obama are so ridiculous that it is hard to imagine people who would believe any of it (unless of course they only listen to Fox News).

My suggestion to those of you who do actually believe all of this is to do some serious and objective research and fact checking.

I do thank Gary LaMaster for presenting carefully researched factual information.

My hope would be that we could all just stop being Democrats and Republicans putting party first and become Americans putting our country first. Government for the benefit of each and every one of us, not the wealthy few.

Betsy Maestro

Cornville


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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014
Article comment by: uncommon sense uncommon sence

Until Liberals realize that throwing our money
at unsubstainable issues we are done.


Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Article comment by: gary chamberlain

Dear Betsy,

As you stated, wouldn't it be nice if the following could happen:

"My hope would be that we could all just stop being Democrats and Republicans putting party first and become Americans putting our country first."

As long as we as people allow politicians in both parties to act like children and pit us against one another, the results will be the same and only the politicians will benefit.

This is why I love all of our politicians the same, if you get my drift.

Citizens and residents of this country have far more power, influence and effectiveness in reviving this country if we rely on the facts and leave our emotions out of the formula.

Gary Chamberlain
Cornville AZ


Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Article comment by: You Go Rosey!

Right on Rosey! Well said and on point!
Thank you!


Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Article comment by: Rosey B

Wow, it amazes me how so many people continue to play the "blame game." It's not an issue of the Democrats and Republicans being right or wrong any longer. This is about our country, and being Americans and taking care of our country. We haven't put America first since Obama took office and decided he wanted to change EVERYTHING that is great about the USA. I don't care that he's a Democrat, I care that he is not doing what is right for our country. Even Clinton took care of the USA, and he didn't try to change who and what we stand for. Obama has NEVER been the CHANGE that our country needs, and I would hope that most Americans know that. For the others, I'm not sure what you see, I can only hope you will take a trip back in time and see how it once was, before the Obama Rule. My hope is that we can one day make America the great country it once was, and that the next President we elect will care MORE about America and the people in it, then becoming a Ruler over a nation. May God Bless Our country and it's people.

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Article comment by: From Fox News?

Mr Gettles may have gotten his information about EO 13603 from the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-garrison/martial-law-under-another_b_1370819.html


Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Article comment by: Believe As I Do Because I am Right, er Left that is!

"My hope would be that we could all just stop being Democrats and Republicans putting party first and become Americans putting our country first." Seriously, that's funny, albeit dishonest to the core! After reading the first part of your letter where you state everything wrong is the fault of the nasty tea (taxed enough already) party and the Republicans and everything that is good is from the POTUS and Senator Reid, it is obvious that you are intolerant of any view points that don't coincide with your own. Classic definition of a bigot!



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