The Editor: I would like to thank all the participating businesses for the wonderful gifts that I received in the Match the Santa with the Business contest, sponsored by the Blaine and Birch Bay chambers of commerce and The Northern Light. The gifts were tremendous and very much appreciated and I had fun playing the contest. Kerry Mace Blaine
The Editor: Democrats want to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also hasn’t read it, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that’s nearly bankrupt. What possibly could go wrong? It is all about big government and not about better healthcare. Gordon Bennett Custer
The Editor: The Nebraska senator that took the bribe to vote with Obama is immoral and dishonest. But in perspective, $100 million would be hard for anybody to turn down, right? The real immoral, dishonest party is Obama because he didn’t even have the courtesy of using his own money for the bribe, he used mine (and yours)! The mafia does that and ends up in prison, so why not Obama? So, on top of being a cheapskate, what Obama did is criminal and there should be a stiff penalty for it. But where are our police, courts and FBI these days? If this bribe had taken place secretly behind closed doors and then been uncovered by some reporter or investigator, the crap would have hit the fan. But Obama, Reid, Pelosi, the senators, and the press, openly flaunt these bribes and nobody does anything. Obama should be impeached for many things, but now surely for this shameless, open bribery coming from the White House. In addition, Obama (who once taught Constitutional Law!) bribed senators with exemptions for their support for the healthcare bill, but it’s unconstitutional for any federal law to not apply equally to all the states. But consider this: The other 59 senators who voted for the healthcare bill (many of whom are also lawyers) also knew of the bribe. And in the bill they voted for, they also knew of the exemption for Nebraska. And they voted for it anyway. In my book that makes everyone who voted for the bill guilty of fraud, coercion and bribery. Think about it. After all the debate, after all the news broadcasts of the bribe and the urgency to get this passed in the dark of night at 1 a.m., they knowingly voted for a bill that they knew contained elements that were unconstitutional. The attorneys general of many states are pressing the legal issues of this, but they should also initiate litigation on every senator who voted yes, including Washington’s Murray and Cantwell. If this isn’t now the time for impeachment (and term limits) it never will be. Martin Conyac Blaine
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