Press-Republican

October 5, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 5, 2012


Press-Republican

---- — Protecting the Earth

TO THE EDITOR: It is time for every one of us to consider whether or not we love the Earth.

If an American man, woman or child feels the love of the Earth in her/his heart, then there is great work ahead. These are the days of degradation of life on Earth. Global climate change is dangerously out of control. Cancer rates are soaring. There is much suffering from environmental diseases. If we do not stop the bad corporate people from further harming the Earth, they will totally ruin our home.

If you love the Earth, do you have the courage to protect her? You must ask yourself this. Do you have the courage that it takes to stand up in the streets and say down with the corporate overlords? You can find that courage. It’s inside you. Now is your time to take a stand and not back down. These are the days of great change coming.

All of us rising up together will be enough to bring an end to the old, corrupt ways.

There are factories that are heavy polluters. Hoosier Magnetics Inc. must be shut down. It is the responsibility of the good, strong people to shut Hoosier down. All across the United States, oil and gas companies are fracking for oil and gas. It is the responsibility of the good, strong American people to stop the fracking corporations.

We can stop the corporations from harming the Earth by gathering in the streets. Once we start gathering in the streets, our numbers will grow.

We will bring the economy to a standstill. We will succeed in bringing about the downfall of the corrupt government. We will create a new government.

We will succeed because we must succeed.

DONALD HASSIG

Canton

 

Romney finances

TO THE EDITOR: Why should we care about Mitt Romney’s financial secrets?

Consider this as a very possible scenario: A crisis arises where the United States is considering sanctions or even military action against some entity in Southeast Asia or the Middle East. Or anywhere. Maybe Central or South America. We do that a lot. Or some country’s banking system is in collapse, and they ask us for a trillion-dollar “loan,” and we know the middle-class American taxpayer will get stuck with the bill.

And the president of the United States, who has the final decision on economic and foreign policy and is the commander in chief of the armed forces, knows something you don’t know. He knows he has a hundred or more million dollars of his own money invested in factories, railroads and energy sources in that city or country.

Will his first loyalty be to the United States or to his investments?

Will that knowledge affect his decisions or his actions, even for a moment?

“The love of money is the root of all evil.”

Mitt Romney loves his money. And much of that money is hidden.

But he says: “You don’t need to know. Just trust me.”

We need to see those tax documents he is still hiding. Now!

HAROLD BROHINSKY

Plattsburgh