Johnson offers a refreshing new voice
To The Telegram: I find it somewhat amusing that there seems to be a great controversy over Mary Tripp's political party views. They are well-documented on her Web site. I personally can't find anything "Republican" about her. When I ran for asse...
To The Telegram:
I find it somewhat amusing that there seems to be a great controversy over Mary Tripp's political party views. They are well-documented on her Web site. I personally can't find anything "Republican" about her.
When I ran for assembly, it was funny no one from the Republican Party made a stink over my having been a former Democrat. I was a delegate to the 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York City. In fact, I had always considered myself a Democrat and was very involved in my union, serving as recording secretary, union steward, and helped organize Barko Hydraulics back in the 1970s and 1980s.
I did not leave the Democrat party. It left me. Think back. Do the Democrats of the past have any resemblance to the party of today? Catholics used to be proud to be Democrat, now they have to violate their very faith to vote for one. The working man or woman used to be a Democrat but now has to wonder if the excessive government spending will deplete their paycheck to a fraction of what they actually earn. The hunter and sportsman are made to wonder if their right to own a gun will be protected any longer under the constitution. Taxes on our houses are beyond what most of us can imagine paying for the privilege of living in our own home. Poverty was alleviated by a job and charity came from our generous hearts, not tax dollars. Remember when soldiers were heroes protecting us from evil not the monsters they are portrayed. Businessmen were proud to provide good jobs for hard work and a good day's pay.
I remember when I had pride in being a Democrat, but the Democrat support of excessive taxation, homosexual distortion, aborting babies, euthanizing seniors, infanticide, protecting criminals, blaming guns instead of people, schools promoting sex, perversion, permissiveness, and hatred of Christian ethics has all made that pride turn to disappointment and embarrassment.
All the promises and programs that politicians make cost money. Whose money do you think they are going to use to fund their promises? Who will pay for that health care program? I know that they promise it will be the rich. Don't kid yourself; you can't make programs like that work without taking money from everyone. Playing class warfare with the American public is insulting and not truthful.
I implore the voters to research the candidates, find out their stand on issues. All of the candidates have Web sites. It is ludicrous that people are accusing Mary Tripp of being a Republican because her stand on the issues is as liberal as the Democrat Party is today.
The 73rd District and Douglas County for the most part, have been under the absolute rule of the Democrat Party for some 50 years. You ask why there is no Republican running. The reason is simple. We have more educating to do before people of the 73rd District will go to the voting booth knowing and understanding their candidate and his or her issues instead of like sheep led to slaughter just to mark "Democrat" at the top of a ballot. In a Presidential election year, it would have been impossible to induce the voters of the 73rd District to vote for a Republican assemblyman. That is why no Republican is running in this election and I'm pretty sure that is the way Mr. Boyle planned it.
I do a fair amount of business travel around the country and it is my opinion that we are far behind the rest of the country in growth and development. But as long as the majority of the electorate continues to vote for the "D" at the top of the ballot we will continue to muddle along and taxes will continue to increase, families will suffer, babies will die, perversion and crime will increase, and we will be helpless to protect ourselves from any of it.
My vote is for Vern Johnson because he is the only Democrat that has stepped outside the wacky liberal box and seems like a refreshing new (old?) voice of the Democrat party I remember.
-- Darryl M. Helenius,