Letters to the EditorCongresswoman has favorable record To the Editor: I feel “Easterners” should stay out of South Dakota politics. This time it may not work! Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has a favorable record in politics. What does Kristi Noem have? Kenneth E. Baldwin Sr., Mitchell
Congresswoman has favorable record
To the Editor:
I feel “Easterners” should stay out of South Dakota politics. This time it may not work!
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has a favorable record in politics. What does Kristi Noem have?
Kenneth E. Baldwin Sr., Mitchell
Noem’s disregard for law is apparent
To the Editor:
In recent weeks, there has been much discussion about Kristi Noem’s numerous speeding tickets including one at nearly 100 mph. As a prosecutor of 15 years I have other concerns as well.
What concerns me more are the multiple failures to appear in court. A failure to appear in court reflects disregard for law enforcement and the judicial system, one of our three branches of government. Warrants for failure to appear cost taxpayers money as well. The prosecutor, court reporter, clerk, judge and deputy who goes to serve the warrant are all paid salaries by taxpayers.
A failure to appear increases the workload in the judicial system and wastes already scarce court docket time and resources,
It appears that this is not important to Kristi Noem —her time is much more valuable.
I urge the voters of South Dakota to support Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.
Victor B. Fischbach, Spink County state’s attorney, Mellette
Act now to improve U.S. financial future
To the Editor:
There has been much coverage on South Dakota’s state budget. What has not been discussed is the portion that is federally funded. That amount has doubled since Gov. Rounds has taken office as governor. What was once less than a billion dollars a year is nearly $2 billion and growing very fast. It has just recently jumped by about a half a billion dollars and is now more than 40 percent financed with debt.
I have added a graph that displays that problem to a brochure that I am handing out, along with a free copy of the Patriot Post’s Essential Liberty guide. This is part of my District 20 “Sibby for Senate to Serve” campaign. This is all paid for by me as I am refusing all campaign contributions. One who is committed to being a public servant should be financially independent from special interests that send lobbyists to Pierre to fight for budget monies.
Thomas Jefferson clearly stated that passing on national debt to future generations was a violation of their liberty and not moral. Patrick Henry said,
“Give me liberty or give me death.”
I ask the voters of District 20, and all South Dakotans: What do you want to pass on to future generations? Do you want to give them liberty or give them debt?
The time has not come where that question needs serious consideration. The consequences of not acting soon may be financially devastating to America’s future.
Steve “Sibby” Sibson, Mitchell
Don’t elect a leader who follows blindly
I recently read a story in the Mitchell Daily Republic in which GOP candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Kristi Noem, said she had read “most” of Tim Johnson’s wilderness designation bill.
This bill, which Noem publicly announced that she would oppose, is but seven pages long. In the state House, Noem also voted for the now-infamous one-page resolution encouraging teachers to tell our young people that astrological forces were impacting climate change.
If Noem doesn’t read legislation that’s shorter than a Dr. Seuss book, what will she do when she is presented with bills hundreds of pages long? She obviously takes the position her party tells her to take without putting any effort into understanding it herself or evaluating the proposal with South Dakota’s interests in mind.
We don’t need another politician like Kristi Noem who blindly follows her partisan leaders, regardless of the issue. We need someone who thinks critically and asks tough questions before reaching a conclusion on legislation.
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has proven that she thoroughly vets each piece of legislation and votes with South Dakota’s interests in mind. That’s why I’ll be voting for her on Nov. 2.
Bill Muller, Mitchell
Rejection of only true God is disastrous
To the Editor:
At first, Muhammad was empathic to Jews and Christians, calling them the people of the book and affirming their God as the true God. When they rejected Allah as the true god and Muhammad as his prophet, he became angry and his instructions in the Koran changed to hatred, then to satanic anti-Semitism.
Centuries before Muhammad’s birth, Allah was the official god of his ancestral tribe. From the start, conquest and bloodshed characterized Arabian culture. Muhammad’s first “revelations” came during such frightful circumstances that he feared being demon possessed.
Muhammad wanted Mecca to approve Allah as the only god. They refused. Attacking and plundering rich caravans, he grew stronger and again attacked Mecca, this time successfully destroying 359 of 360 idols, leaving the moon god, Allah, their only god. With increasing revelations Muhammad decided Allah was telling him to start a new religion, Islam.
Islam was founded on murder, rape, plunder and slavery of innocent people. History is littered with Arabian betrayal, carnage. Muhammad himself was murdered by a fellow Muslim. Their mosques are little more than terrorist planning centers. Islam is Satan’s latest ploy to control the world!
Author Dave Hunt says, “There have been more revolutions, assassinations and terrorist acts in Muslim countries, Muslim against Muslim, than in all the rest of the world combined.” Islam’s peace has never been able to unite them nor to stop the vicious fighting among Muslims themselves, much less the world.
During the 1,300 years of Islam’s existence, history confirms, millions have been brutally slaughtered, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Forced worldwide submission to Allah is deadly serious/satanic. But rejection of the only true God is eternally disastrous! Why do western governments literally ignore Islamic butchery? He who doesn’t learn from history is destined to repeat it!
Sandie Rice, Mitchell