I did my civic duty on election day and voted. But, I must confess that I held my nose and did so. It has nearly gotten to the point that it is not worth casting a vote anymore. Democrats disappoint me with their spine of Jell-O. Republicans scare me with their extreme radicalism. There is no other choice. Still, I perform my duty as a citizen and vote.
I cannot deny that I’m dismayed that the people of Kentucky elected Rand Paul to the U.S. Senate. I have this to say: Rand Paul is an ultra extreme radical. He has the political mentality of the perfect storm trooper. This is a radical who supports a 23 percent sales tax on everything — even food and medicine. Both cost way too much as it is.
Rand Paul would abolish Social Security and the minimum wage. He would destroy Medicare. If you are not very rich, Rand Paul has absolutely zero compassion for you. Yet, the people of Kentucky voted this extreme radical into office. Disgusting.
In the years ahead, we will see just how much Rand Paul “loves” Kentucky, and the nation.
In my opinion, Mr. Paul loves two things — power and money. Typical for his type.
Our country seems to go from bad to worse politically. And our country will never be as it once was. Our politics have become much too radical. There is little sanity left.
We are too willing to embrace all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons. No matter the party in power, the results are the same.
Perhaps we should just abolish political parties in this country and have people to run for office as people, not a party. I don’t know what the answer is, or even if there is one. But I do know that we cannot progress as a nation if we continue on the radical path we’re on. Not to progress, is to regress.
Roger D. Bowman