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Letters to the editor on Obama air attack, preaching politics, abortion, voter fraud, Sauceda, paying for Treece, midwifery

  • Published Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.

Letters to the Editor

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Obama is harming general aviation

I used to think that the sky was the limit. But having listened to President Obama during Wednesday’s debate, I can see that if he is re-elected, the “dream” will disappear.

Here in Wichita, individuals, their families and thousands of dedicated and trained workers have built the finest aircraft-manufacturing companies in the world. But today we have a president who doesn’t seem to believe individuals and corporate leaders should be flying around in private airplanes. He sees them as part of the “rich.” Does he want to destroy those companies? He tried really hard a few years ago, when he blasted the leaders of the automotive companies for using private jets to fly into Washington, D.C., for a meeting. Now he makes it sound like we should be embarrassed if we fly in a private jet. Maybe he should stop using his.

After Wednesday’s debate, I hope people will see Obama’s true colors, his narrow and warped vision, and feel good that an honest, well-spoken Mitt Romney should be our next president.

JERRY MARCUS

Wichita

Don’t preach politics

On Sunday my local priest spoke from the pulpit about protecting religious freedom. To me, a cradle Catholic, that appeared political.

It’s national politics to rail against one small part of the giant health care reform package, the Affordable Care Act. I believe it is wrong to preach politics.

JANE BYRNES

Wichita

Abortion’s effects

“Life at conception?” (Sept. 29 Letters to the Editor) discussed abortion statistics but failed to acknowledge the long-term devastating effects that abortion has on women, both physical and emotional. A post-abortion study by David Reardon of the Elliot Institute for Social Sciences Research found that 28 percent of women who had abortions later attempted suicide, 98 percent regretted having had an abortion, and more than 60 percent said their abortion had made their life worse.

On the letter writer’s assertion that a former priest considers God could be the largest “abortionist”: The reality that most women I know have had at least one miscarriage signifies to me that life is truly one of God’s greatest miracles and should not to be taken for granted or terminated by our own hands.

LIZ ANDERSON

Wichita

Fraud a problem

Voter fraud really is and has been more of a problem than many want to admit. It may not be serious in this state at this time, but Judicial Watch has verified that in a recent election in Indiana the number of registered people was greater than the total voting-age population of several counties. Nationwide, about 24 million voter registrations are flawed or no longer valid, or 1 in 8. This includes duplicate records, people registered in two or more states, and almost 2 million people who are deceased.

MARY C. FRAZIER

Wichita

Choose Sauceda

In this election, there is a clear choice at both the national and local levels. Do we accept a “fundamentally transformed” America in which the central government has the power to direct what we do with our personal property and decide when, and to what extent, it should be redistributed? Or do we embrace a renewed commitment to our founding principles, limited government and individual liberty?

In the race for Sedgwick County Commission in District 2, Ben Sauceda is the champion of the Constitution. He is dedicated to preserving individual liberty and restraining the rampant growth of government. His opponent, Tim Norton, has a voting record in favor of expanded government power (including his vote to bring a “sustainable development” plan inspired by the United Nations to our local community).

On Nov. 6, the choice is clear. Choose to renew America’s founding principles at the local level. Vote Ben Sauceda for County Commission.

FAITH A.J. MAUGHAN

Wichita

Picking up tab

Thanks to The Eagle for the Sept. 28 article on the end of Treece, but I wish there had been more information on who made the profits on the mining that left a poisoned town. I bet the people who got rich off those mines are doing all they can to avoid paying for the cleanup. Which means we, the taxpayers, are paying for what they did.

LAURA TILLEM

Wichita

Midwifery week

National Midwifery Week, Sunday through Oct. 13, is a chance for midwives and the women they serve to reflect on their experiences and midwifery’s contributions to women’s health care, including attending births and providing well-woman care. To learn about midwifery or find a midwife in your area, visit www.midwife.org. Local Wichita midwives are meeting to watch and discuss a video from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweet Cheeks, 722 W. Douglas.

SHARON FOSTER

Augusta

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