The government would have the power to force us all to be healthier, as they would be able to dictate the food that is available in those restaurants. They could mandate larger vegetable servings, they could even make Al Gore and PETA very happy, by turning us all into vegetarians.
Forget that Al does not plan to become a vegetarian, he still thinks we should be because animal flatulence is a major cause of global warming.
Think about this for a minute. How dare those evil greedy restaurants charge us $30 for a steak that they only paid $5 for? How dare they charge $6 for a glass of wine that only costs them $1? Those greedy restaurants deserve to be taken over.
Equal distribution of food for all, I say. How else can we guarantee that every man, woman, and child eats well? The government would surely be so much more efficient at distribution of food. The government could even save us from our own gluttonous ways, while saving money.
Next, the government should do a takeover of the textile industry. Think about. Some people get to wear pricey designer duds, while others wear the cheapest no name brands.
Some people shop Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and yard sales for their clothes. Then there are those who have to rely upon charity.
Surely in a nation as rich as ours this is a sin. I mean clothing is a basic need, you cannot go to school or work without clothes. We need to make sure there is equal distribution of clothing.
What about cars, cash itself? Heck, government should just take over everything and hold all the power, you know, for the good of the people.
Lisa Tyler, Winchester
Like father, like son: Pauls are delusional
To the editor:
I have witnessed the transformation of Kentucky politics from cigar smoke-filled courthouse back rooms, filled with hip flask-toting politicians currying favors, to an Internet-based Rand Paul/Ron Paul schizophrenic Senate campaign of amazing distortions.
One need only visit the Rand Paul/Ron Paul blogs at www.LibertyTree.com and the Lexington Rand Paul/Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty Group on www.Meetup.com to see what I mean.
The Rand Paul/Ron Paul campaign consists of disassociated campaign issues, disenfranchised supporters, and political zoophytes who eschew (sic) counter-culture delusions unchallenged by Rand Paul/Ron Paul officials.
Do these anti-government sycophants speak for Rand Paul/Ron Paul? Will he denounce their obscenity laced diatribes espoused under his banner as campaign volunteers or supporters.
Either Rand Paul/Ron Paul is constructing the shared delusions of his campaign supporters or his delusional supporters are constructing his candidacy in their own multiple images.
Frankly, what Rand Paul/Ron Paul says, publishes, and represents is frequently riddled with contradictions.
One AP columnist's assessment is pointed. Rand Paul/Ron Paul stands the chance to self-destruct.
My observations of Rand Paul/Ron Paul's symptoms of physical stress and emotional liability, combined with the uncontrolled on-line rages and rants of Rand Paul/Ron Paul fanatics, suggests pending campaign destruction from within.
Under increasing stress, all schizophrenic campaigns melt down. Some insidiously, some precipitously.
Rand Paul/Ron Paul lacks substantive character, integrity, and experience to follow Kentucky's great Senator and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, the Hon. Jim Bunning, in representing Kentucky in the United States Senate.
I endorse former decorated Navy nuclear engineer and international energy businessman Bill Johnson in the May 18 Republican Senate primary race.
Upon studying his campaign platform at www.kentuckybill.com and hearing him speak, I think you will concur.
Character, honor, integrity, a steady hand, and focused determination — Johnson is exactly who should next represent the commonwealth in the U.S. Senate during these perilous times.
David M. Duncan, Lexington