Letters

October 5, 2012 

Dear Editor:

Shame on Vicky Hartzler for supporting Todd Akin. I am appalled that she would endorse a man who so strongly voiced such appalling opinions regarding the health and well-being of women!

Keep in mind, Ms. Hartzler originally verbalized her disdain for Akin’s comments, asking him to withdraw from the race. Now, her views have changed. She blatantly has admitted that now that he is definitely the Republican candidate, she supports him. How shallow and thoughtless. Apparently, she is admitting that she would support anyone, as long that candidate was a Republican, regardless of his/her beliefs or intellectual capacity.

Why would anyone (and especially a woman) want a man elected to represent the people who appears so profoundly uneducated and misinformed regarding women, rape, and the results thereof? His comments were no mistake but simply a blatant display of this man’s ignorance.

Regardless of what political party you tend to support, please keep in mind the lack of integrity and profound weakness demonstrated by both of these candidates: Akin, by publicly insulting the dignity of women; Hartzler, by overlooking the man’s stupidity and supporting him based on his political affiliation alone. In my opinion, neither one of these candidates deserve our votes.

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Ellen Hermance

Harrisonville

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Dear Editor:

As a past candidate for Public Administrator I am endorsing Michelle Cornforth for Public Administrator. It’s not whether she is Republican or Democrat but that Michelle Cornforth upholds the same ethical values to be a competent, professional and qualified Public Administrator. I ran for the office knowing there were policies that needed to change. Michelle believes as I do in giving the wards respect, helping those in need by addressing their social problems, and finally giving inherent dignity and worth of each ward under the care of the guardian.

Michelle has worked effectively as a Social Worker with the disabled in the department of mental health and health and senior services. She brings excellent credentials to this position, with many years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. In all she does, Michelle exemplifies honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. Michelle will use those qualities to create a better balance between those under her care in the court system and within the community. I encourage everyone to vote for the best candidate Michelle Cornforth.

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Mary Hargrave

Raymore

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Dear Editor:

As a taxpayer in Cass County and in light of the new information of the outside audit of the county, I feel compelled to speak out about the Public Administrator’s office and the continued increase in the budget. In 2009 the Public Administrator’s budget was $116,786.85 as of today the approved working budget is $179,809.24. This is an increase of 35% since 2009; this does not seem justified since the office case load does not appear as large as actually reported. When Ms. Folsom ran for Public Administrator she ran on the platform that she was going to “decrease the excess spending” of the office, this does not appear to be the case. It appears to me that she was using this platform to entice the voting citizens to vote for her.

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Sandy Gregory

Belton

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Dear Editor:

Power is its own reward. And likewise its punishment.

“Power tends to corrupt,” said Lord Acton, the 19th-century British historian; “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

In a recent study, though, it was found that power doesn’t corrupt; it merely heightens pre-existing ethical tendencies, either to do good or to do evil.

Which brings to mind another worthwhile maxim, from none other Abraham Lincoln, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

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Walter Cook

Harrisonville

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