Letters to the Editor
On Oct. 3, a candidates' forum was held at Bremer Center on the Danville Area Community College campus. Vermilion County auditor candidates Linda Lucas Anstey and Bill Wright spoke as well as candidates for other offices. Each was given a five-minute opening, presumably to introduce themselves and state their qualifications for office.
Will Rogers was an actor, humorist and commentator. He was born in 1879 and killed in a plane crash in 1935.
I found the following quotation from him that has relevance for the 2016 presidential election.
"I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father.'"
SARA B. HISER
I am sure by now, people have their minds set on their presidential vote or they are more confused than ever.
After watching and hearing both sides, I have come to one conclusion. If Hillary Clinton becomes president, the people and businesses of the United States will go into a major mental and psychological depression in six months or less.
The transportation amendment to the state Constitution would require that all money collected for transportation-related purposes be spent only for that purpose. There are good arguments both for and against.
I believe a "no" vote is needed for several reasons:
The Oct. 21 editorial, "Don't need gag rules," mischaracterized the scope and rationale of a proposal to bar appointed state agency directors from campaigning in their official capacity — something the federal government and at least 43 other states prohibit.
Cubs win, "Gran" wins. My Gran has been gone a very long time, but I think about her more often because she was a loyal Cubs fan, and she made me one as well.
I remember sitting on the floor next to her chair, watching Ernie Banks hit it out of the park on black-and-white TV, and hearing her and Jack Brickhouse yelling "Hey, hey!"