Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

October 11, 2012

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND — Paul’s wise idea rejected by Senate

Late last month Sen. Rand Paul forced a vote in the U.S. Senate on his legislation to stop foreign aid to the belligerent countries of Egypt, Pakistan and Libya. The final vote was 81-10 to defeat Senator Paul’s effort and to keep the hard-earned American tax dollars flowing to these countries.

What is wrong with these 81 U.S. senators? The countries in question are openly hostile to America and even tortured and killed our ambassador to Libya. The perpetrators drag Americans through their streets and kill them and the United States Senate rewards these countries with more and more foreign aid?

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s no vote is especially despicable and will not be forgotten.

Nick Bell, Covington

Will T. Scott is honorable leader

I’m worried about the state of our nation. I’m fearful for my children’s future. Every day “pop culture” mocks our country’s history and the values America was founded on.

We do have some honorable leaders in our commonwealth. One is Justice Will T. Scott of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

 Justice Scott is a decorated combat veteran of Vietnam. He is a man of honor, courage and commitment. He is a man who takes his oath seriously and has shown he will stand strong while under fire. He maintains that warrior spirit as he continues to serve our country and our commonwealth.

We need more public servants like him. We need to pray for them and encourage them. We also need to vote. Not voting is an insult to those who paid the price for our right to vote.

Angie Ballou

Williamsburg

 

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