Traverse City Record-Eagle

Election 2010

October 10, 2010

Letters at Issue: Elections: 10/10/2010

Why we should care

A jury awards $50 million against a coal company. Why should we care? After the verdict the CEO of the coal company gives $3 million in campaign contributions to a Supreme Court candidate. He wins. He casts the deciding vote in overturning the verdict. The case goes to the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of whether the judge should have taken himself off of the case.

Justice Robert Young of the Michigan Supreme Court formally supported the position of the coal company in the U.S. Supreme Court case. Young is running for re-election. That is why we should care.

Bob Garvey


Radicalized Republicans?

Why didn't Ms. Osborne simplify her comments in her Sept. 30 letter by stating tea party members are just radicalized Republicans (state sovereignty, Second Amendment remedies, etc.)?

She then proceeds to quote Jefferson to suggest a "dissolution" movement against a democratically elected government might be in order. I am sure she agrees with Sharon Angle, the tea party candidate for the Nevada senate seat, that Second Amendment remedies might be an answer to the present government.

Another treasonous rebellion in mind? We experienced that terrible conflict once before. You lost.

Bruce Tobin

Traverse City

Strong sense of justice

We are writing this letter to encourage all residents of Leelanau County to cast their vote Nov. 2 for Larry J. Nelson. Larry will serve our county well. He is very interested in the well being of all our families. Larry has a very strong sense of justice and is completely fair and unbiased. He has lived in Leelanau county almost his entire life and is very active in the community. We believe he will be a tremendous asset to our judicial system.

Again, please vote for Larry Nov. 2.

Tracy and Paul Scott


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