Informed choice |

Informed choice

We, the people of the United States, must exercise our best judgment on Nov. 2 ” not our most passionate feelings or strongest prejudices. We must think for ourselves ” not let national media, our church group, co-workers or drinking buddies form our opinions for us. Our choices are much too important to be based on any kind of unthinking, habitual allegiance. Too much has changed in the last four years; too much is at stake.

Someone recently wrote that he liked certain of George W. Bush’s personal qualities, so he would vote for him. We are not electing a new friend or neighbor! The incumbent is plainly likable; many people like him. But he is also plainly ignorant of, and completely out of touch with, everyday American reality.

Our middle class is sinking into poverty; the number of desperately poor and homeless is soaring; our national educational system is in shambles; medical costs skyrocket; our nation’s wealth and beauty are rapaciously plundered and destroyed. These developments all proceed directly from this administration’s policies and legislation, not from Republican ideals. These people didn’t keep the promises they’re making the last time they made them! Look at the facts. Make an informed choice.

Kim L. King

Nevada City

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