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September 25, 2012

Letters to the editor - Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Media ignores true grassroots activism

Abject disappointment. That is the only way I can explain the majority of media reports about the first year anniversary of the Occupy movement.

News outlets such as Reuters reported on Sept. 17 about a few demonstrations that “failed to produce the turnout or fervor that first propelled the movement into the national conversation.” There were about 150 arrests made in New York City.

Reuters concluded its article by noting that “Occupy Wall Street briefly buoyed a spirit of U.S. social activism, and drew attention to economic injustice. But as weeks and months passed, donations to the flagship New York chapter have slowed to a trickle, polls show public support waning and media attention dropping precipitously.”

While professional journalists across the nation wallow in misery about the lack of Occupy movement anniversary news, they miss the real news that progressively unfolds before them every day. In true grassroots form, the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party movement continues to conduct meetings and rallies across the nation.

Devoid of Occupier anarchists, TEA party participants quietly but firmly express and spread common sense solutions that will put an end to expanding government tyranny, restore America’s constitutional republic, and rekindle the global hope found in American exceptionalism.

If you are looking for a family-friendly and respectful organization that has the capacity to positively renew the American landscape, then the TEA party is for you.

Charles A. Layne, Bunker Hill

Newspapers should publish vote record

With the big election this November just 41 days away, it is interesting to note the quality(?) of the campaign commercials. Candidate A accuses Candidate B, who returns the favor by accusing Candidate A. And the beat goes on.

So try this on for size: Require all legislative candidates to publish, in their local newspaper and any newspaper of the area they represent, their voting record. This would give each voter a clear and accurate picture of exactly how each candidate voted during his/her term in office.

This information would not be provided by each candidate but taken directly from congressional voting records.

Kenneth Crockett, Kokomo

An additional note to Blacklidge letter

In order to gain the votes of Latinos, President Obama allows all these young illegals to stay in the country, 800,000 and counting.

How does the government know when they crossed our borders, since they are undocumented?

Margo Geiger, Kokomo

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