March 17, 2008
Dear Editor, Robert Timberg - himself a decorated Marine veteran of Vietnam, wrote a Book entitled "The Nightingale Song" in which he details the military, professional and political careers of five contemporary Naval Academy graduates, John McCain being one. Timberg relates that a nightingale that has never heard another nightingale is not able to produce the melodious sounds common to the bird. It is only when the nightingale hears another nightingale sing that the bird breaks into the beautiful songbird melodies.
October 26, 2008
Dear Editor, The list is long, but I will only list my top three reasons I would never vote for McCain/Palin. First, being a veteran of USAF, I do not support the war in Iraq. I was, however, in favor of going into Iraq and checking for weapons of mass destruction, which we never found, but in our efforts stumbled upon and eliminated Iraq's cruel and inhumane leader Saddam Hussein. John McCain feels we should continue a war that has no meaning, yet is costing us not only lots of money, but innocent lives, and most of all precious time - time fit for our troops to move in on those responsible for attacking us on our own soil and take away any efforts for them to do it again.
July 17, 2008
Dear Editor, I like Barack Obama and consider him a strong man, but I'll vote for John McCain for president. My supporters will make their own choice. In the race for Danville City Commission, I'll vote for Bob Griffin, Jamey Gay and Kevin Caudill in November. Remember that I'm only about freedom of choice. I think this is a time for choosing. Let's grow Danville now. Have a nice summer, and God Bless America. William WeymanDanville
September 24, 2008
Dear Editor, How racist can someone be when they say to vote for Barack Obama just because he is black? We need to vote for the person who we think is going to do the best job as president. To me, Barack Obama just doesn't seem to fit the position. His campaign continues to criticize John McCain because of his age. Look at Ronald Reagan. He was the oldest president to ever be elected and has gone down as one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. John McCain almost sacrificed his life in Vietnam, just so we can have the freedom that we have today.
October 20, 2008
Dear Editor, In a recent letter to the editor titled "Durham should get facts straight," we all know John McCain was in Vietnam when the original Roe vs. Wade was passed. He has waved that flag for months. What I was talking about was the number of times it has been before a Republican Congress and president and they did nothing to change it when they absolutely had total control. Now they are waving the same old abortion flag again - guess why. It's election time again.
October 21, 2008
Dear Editor, There is no disputing this country is hurting. Most of us are worried about paying bills, whether we will have a job next year, keeping a roof over our heads and what's going to take us through old age. That's why it makes no sense that anyone could support John McCain and his continued belief in "trickle down economics. " That theory brought us to the situation we are in today. We must stop subsidizing big corporations and give those benefits to the middle class.
February 28, 2008
There's an old Kenny Rogers song that says, "You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em," and it's time for Hillary Clinton to fold. Unless she enjoys massive and unexpected victories in the March 4 Ohio and Texas primaries that might indicate some radical change in the national mood, Ms. Clinton should drop out of the running and put her unqualified endorsement behind Barack Obama, for the simple and obvious that she can't beat John McCain,...
September 22, 2008
QUOTE ME ON THIS features area high school students and their interest in the presidential election. Each week, The Advocate will feature students and their answers to selected questions. Name: Holly Hurt Age/Class: 17/Senior School: Boyle County High School Republican/Democrat/Huh?!: Republican Who are you supporting in the upcoming Presidential Election? Why? John McCain. He seems like a more-experienced politician.
October 7, 2008
Dear Editor, In a recent letter, the writer says, "John McCain's voting record has been consistently pro life. " Not so. He voted for Roe vs. Wade. George W. Bush plays the same old song, saying he was always opposed to abortion. Yet in 1978 in the Lubbock Journal, Bush said he opposed the pro-life amendment and favors leaving up to a woman and her doctor the abortion question. These were his exact words. I write this not as a Democrat or Republican, as I am an Independent.
October 3, 2008
Dear Editor, Worldwide, there were approximately 126,000 abortions a day. In the U.S. in 2000 alone, there were almost 4,000 a day. "To put this in perspective, that is more deaths than all the wars put together have produced. And this is just since abortions were legalized in 1973. " (Love for Christ Ministry) Barack Obama has voted at all times for pro-death. He even voted for partial birth abortion and permitting minors to have abortions without informing their parents.