Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


November 2, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 2, 2012


Kokomo —

Vote your values in this election

We have a clear choice in the upcoming election: Vote for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” or vote to fundamentally change our society.

The Democratic platform “supports a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion regardless of ability to pay [and] opposes any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.” Our taxes shouldn’t pay for abortions, which end a life we should protect. Who will speak for the unborn unless we do? When the Indiana Legislature voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood, a federal court ordered the continued funding of the abortion provider.

Democrats support “equal treatment under law for same-sex couples” and “support the full repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.” The Obama administration refuses to support DOMA, which is law! Thirty-two states have put same-sex marriage to a popular vote, and all have overwhelmingly supported a ban on same-sex marriages and in some cases civil unions and domestic partnerships, usually by large margins.

Obama’s failed “green energy” policies have given almost $35 billion in loans and guarantees. Abound Solar borrowed $70 million, went bankrupt, and put 125 in Colorado out of work without bringing any jobs to Tipton County as promised. Solyndra is another failure, closing its doors after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee, just a part of the $787 billion stimulus package.

We have the opportunity to stop the downward spiral of the last four years. No candidate is perfect; no person is. But the Republican Party at least has the courage to stand up for its moral values.

Susie Cox, Greentown

Write in Stockdell for Taylor board

It is our honor to ask you to write in the name of Otis Stockdell for Taylor School Board on Nov. 6th, Election Day.

He is an educator with 30 years of classroom dedication; a father of two honor students, one graduated and one attending Taylor; and has been invested in education his entire career. He would be a voice for education, educators and maintaining excellence in the Taylor Community Schools.

Debbie, Seth and Shannon Stockdell, Kokomo

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