Levy-Lewis . . . The Battle
of the Rock!
By Tony Gwynn
April 1, 2007
I've enjoyed the Lewis-Levy debate, which was clearly won in
a KO by Lewis after Levy's last letter. But I'd like to thank
both letter writers for sharing their opinions on Sitnews.
Mr. Levy likes to comment that people need to stand up and get
involved in the system . . . . a common theme heard from many
people. I'd like to respectfully disagree.
Do we REALLY want people to get involved who are soooo far left
or soooo far right that they can't look at situations objectively?
Mr. Levy shows his true colors and lack of grasp on political/world
reality when he starts going down the conspiracy road on why
GW won the last election and on the War against Terror. His last
response to Mr. Lewis is the EXACT reason why more people shouldn't
get involved, shouldn't run for school or city boards and hell,
I'll say it, shouldn't even vote!!!
I want our political leaders to be people who are 100% objective
on every issue. Not people who have already formed die-hard opinions
and who always base their vote on whatever political party they
are attached with. Same thing with voting. What is the advantage
of having people vote that have no clue on who the candidates
are and what their views/values are? Or people that are so brainwashed
by their politic affiliation, that they can't see things with
a clear and objective mind?
While it's entertaining to read about guys who think that all
Republicans are spawned from Satan, president Bush is really
an alien, any election the republicans won must have been fixed,
we went to Iraq for their oil . . . do we really want those people
deciding who is our next president??? That's a scary thought.
I won't go into depth about the war in Iraq. Yes, war sucks.
Yes, we underestimated the strength and resolve of the terrorists
we were trying to take out of power and control. But to say that
the war was about oil and not about removing an evil dictator,
who ruled his country by torture, rape and murder, who stole
money from the UN, who didn't follow numerous UN sanctions is
ludicrous. And to say that Saddam never had or intended to use
WMD is ridiculous, and an insult to EVERY soldier who has fought
valiantly in Iraq.
I don't care if you disagree with the war, but at least protest
it for the right reasons.
I vote both ways. Lately I've tended to vote more republican,
as over time the general attitudes of the Dems has turned into
a whining, complain about everything, sniveling, elitist drab
that just gets more annoying every day. OK, we get it. If you
are successful, you must be evil and corrupt. All republicans
are bad and motived by greed. Yawn!!!.
I know that there are great leaders on both sides and I know
that there are corrupt leaders in both parties. Both parties
leaders are in bed with special interest groups. I will continue
to vote with whatever person I feel has the best interests of
the city/state or U.S. at heart - regardless if he is rep or
Haha, and I'll close with the old saying "be careful what
you wish for . . . it just may come true" to Mr. Levy and
his wish of Hillary becoming president!!!! If the Dems want to
retake the presidency, they better start coming up with better
candidates than Hillary, Gore and the Kerrys of the world!!!
Received March 31, 2007 - Published April 01, 2007
About: "Life time Ketchikan
resident, father of three and firm believer that both political
parties have good and bad people!"
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