Openline: Protesters should go to D.C.
January 16, 2012 5:54PM
Updated: February 18, 2012 8:03AM
Go to Washington. We’ve had some war protesters over at the VFW Hall on Horseshoe Drive in Joliet protesting the war while it was rented out by a mother and her son, who came back from Afghanistan missing an arm and a leg. Those people don’t need to be there. They need to go Washington instead of being lowlifes and overtaking a VFW hall when the son is supposed to come back from serving overseas fighting for our freedom.
GOP pushing further right
Will Rogers once said he didn’t belong to an organized political party because he was a Democrat. The party has always had a large number of factions. Some are liberals, populists, conservatives, wealthy, poor and many other viewpoints. The popular word is big tent. And leading such a diverse group is like pushing wet spaghetti or herding cats. Republicans, on the other hand, have always been disciplined and controlled by a few people. It’s interesting today to watch another Goldwater-style rebellion play out. The further right they go, the fewer normal people can stay with them.
Voice your opinion to officials
In response to OpenLine by Carole Schneider, at least I voice my opinion and also voice my opinion to my elected officials, both federal and state. When was the last time you contacted your federal or state officials? I assume you do vote and are satisfied with the way our nation’s going.
What do the guidelines mean?
In the Dec. 28 OpenLine, you have the rules and guidelines. It says that calls containing obscenities, personal attacks, libel or slander will not be published. Next to that, there’s an accusation of Marxism, Barack Obama is not a true American, he’s a socialist Marxist. To me, that’s slander and an attack on a person who happens to be president of the United States of America. So I’m kind of confused by your guidelines. Why do you publish that?