Sunday, June 10, 2012
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Re: "FairTax is only true tax reform," June 3 letter:
Donald Koop faces great odds in his dream of tax reform, and he knows it, but Koop is a patriot. He continues to devote serious time and energy pursuing legislation for the FairTax.
His opponents are legion: most members of Congress, who do not want to surrender their power to raise re-election funds with legislative favors to big contributors; liberals who refuse to consider the FairTax because it is deemed a conservative initiative; most of the mainstream media (why?); and the rest of the voting population who don't want to be bothered. None gives a valid objection.
Seventy-seven members of Congress have signed on to the House bill (H.R. 25) and Senate bill (S. 13) - honest legislators who believe they were elected to represent the people. The House bill could not get out of committee. The Senate bill could not get into committee.
The tax code contains more than 67,000 pages. The Internal Revenue Service's projected budget for 2012 is $12.6billion.
Why do we allow this deplorable state of affairs to continue?
Here's a tip of the hat to Koop. He keeps on keeping on. He stands up for America.
Complain about unfair gas charge
There are no adequate words to describe how unfair it is for Roanoke Gas Co. to charge its customers for gas that they did not use because we had a mild winter. My required gift to the gas company is $50.22.
Never, since I became a Roanoke Gas Co. customer in 1960, has it ever given me a $50.22 credit because we had a harsh winter.
All Roanoke Gas Co. customers should voice their objection to both the gas company (540-777-4427) and to the State Corporation Commission (800-552-7945) for being charged for gas that we did not use.
JOYCE W. FORE
Non-spiritual can't get God's teachings
Morton Nadler's "Gay marriage foes await day of reckoning" (May16 letter) is yet another cheerleading effort for the redefinition of marriage.
God's monogamous design of marriage is as old as dirt and first revealed in the marriage of Adam and Eve.
The biblical verdict on homosexuality is consistent. From the Pentateuch to the Book of Revelation, from Jesus to Paul, Scripture with one voice affirms that homosexuality is a sin and a moral offense to God.
I still have my "bejeebers" in me and am deeply concerned with those of Nadler's ilk whom the Bible identifies as natural or non-spiritual, who are incapable of recognizing and understanding the teachings and revelations of God.
Time for a change in the 6th District
We in Virginia's 6th Congressional District need a representative who will vote for our best interest.That person is Karen Kwiatkowski.
A 20-year Air Force veteran and a wife, mother, farmer and teacher, she understands the area and the Constitution. Kwiatkowski will work for a more constitutional and cost-effective defense and foreign policy. She will shrink government and protect individual rights while working to reduce unnecessary taxation, regulations and mandates.
Kwiatkowski will work to get rid of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which Bob Goodlatte supports. This bill undermines the rights of every citizen, and we deserve a representative who will uphold these basic American freedoms.
In her Memorial Day message, she states: "Let us remember the ideals of a free and noble nation, and know that these ideals are worth fighting for."
Do you really want a career politician? It is time for Kwiatkowski to be our representative.
Please vote for her in the Republican Party primary on June 12.
Goodlatte seeks sensible visa program
Today, the United States is plagued by an illness of careless and haphazard immigration spread by the federal government.
The U.S. visa lottery program is symptomatic of a serious ailment. This outrageous program randomly grants 55,000 green cards to foreign individuals. The random nature of the program seriously weakens America's immune system by allowing the potential for dangerous terrorists and spies to enter the country and receive green cards should they be randomly selected for a visa.
How is it possible that we may be unconsciously aiding and abetting these international criminals by allowing them to freely enter the U.S. under this visa lottery guise?
Rep. Bob Goodlatte has developed a vaccine that will help cure America. He has introduced H.R.704, a bill to eliminate the visa lottery program.
Not only will this help keep out spies and terrorists who would harm our nation, it will also affirm lawful immigrants who are receiving their green cards through normal procedures.
Goodlatte is a voice of reason in Washington.
Vote Goodlatte on June 12.