Base political positions on facts

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By The Staff

Sam Slack’s letter, “Libertarianism will add to our nation’s problems,” was some leap of faith to ask readers to take in going from a textbook discussion of libertarianism to accusing two Republican candidates of actually endorsing, without any supporting facts, such proposals as these.

We are all entitled to our own opinions, but when we state such opinions in public, we should ensure that readers know our background and motivation. I am the president of the Republican Club in Sun City.

My political philosophy leans conservative, but I am proud of the fact that I always evaluate the candidate and vote for whom I believe can do the best job, Republican or not.

I even voted for a Democrat or two in the last election.

So Mr. Slack, when you accuse, without supporting facts, candidates of either party of endorsing such irrational proposals as these, the readers need to know your background and what motivates you.

You could have mentioned that you are a dedicated Democrat and former president of the Democratic Club in Sun City, who may have some bias against Republican candidates as witnessed by these baseless accusations.

I believe our political system works best when everyone involved – from the top to the bottom, even down to little people such as you and I – state our positions and back them with facts and logic.

We tend to turn off the American voter when we make unfounded accusations and outlandish statements. The American voter is a very savvy individual who can evaluate the information presented, make up his or her own mind and vote accordingly. Politicians must be careful of what they say and how they say it. After all, the American voter also knows that not all fairytales start with once upon a time.

Roger Summey

Indian Land