Letters to the Editor
I look forward to David Green's letters. I think of them as a guilty pleasure, kind of like listening to Taylor Swift.
This time Green dragoons the late Julian L. Simon into a fantasy about a secret society of reactionaries that wields behind-the-scenes power at the University of Illinois. Well.
Now is the time to see "red." The media refer to Illinois as a "blue state" (Democratic). Let us make it a "red state" by voting out the incumbents in the Nov. 4 election.
When you vote, please do not vote for any incumbent. Complete change is required. This is not my political vendetta.
The Sunday, Oct. 19, guest commentary, on page B-1, by Champaign County League of Women Voters President Barb Wysocki stated that "only (County Board) District 6 candidates Pattsi Petrie and Dan Jackson were willing to meet in a public, televised forum."
I ask that you vote for Judge Karen Wall to serve as circuit court judge of the Fifth Circuit. In 2010, I and the other circuit court Judges selected Karen, from more than 20 applicants, to serve as an associate judge for Vermilion County.
Americans, Illinoisans, we have a responsibility that goes along with our right, as registered citizens, to vote.
You can vote for the people, and partisans, whose varying ineptness, cronyism, self-investment, or verified lying put us or will keep us spiraling down the drain. Since I have been a registered voter, we have gone from the three best to 49th of the 50 states.
With The November election for governor coming up soon, I had to write this missive because I cannot withstand Gov. Pat Quinn's leadership anymore. He promised to make Illinois better financially and help with creating jobs.
Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten has the audacity to seek re-election.
In two recent primaries, some votes were not accurately included even after a recount; other votes multiplied. (One precinct had two eligible voters, Hulten counted 44 ballots).