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Letters to the editor - 11.4

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By The Staff

Politicians to blame for nation’s ills

To the editor:

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code. Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does. (This scheme was hatched by Woodrow Wilson at Jekyll Island. GA, in 1913.)

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, nine Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of 300 million - are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I exclude all of the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. No matter what the lobbyist or special interests promise, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Don’t you see now the con game that is played on the people by the politicians? Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted - by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility.

I can’t think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.

When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise complete power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red. If the Marines and the Army are in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s because they want them there.

There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish or to the regulators.

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist mystical forces like the economy, inflation or politics that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses — provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.

Throw the bums out!

Rick Conaway

Lawrenceburg

Animal rescue, EMS thanked for efforts

To the editor:

My wife Michelle and I want to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the members of the Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response Team (KLAER) and Anderson County EMS.

On Oct. 13, I came home to find our 35-year-old mare down between our barn and a paddock with her back legs under the fence with only an area of about 4 feet with which to work.

Michelle immediately called KLAER at 800-255-2587 from her office and, before I got back to the barn, the rescue team was on its way along with the first responders of our local EMS team in Lawrenceburg.

With our veterinarian Lindsay Layman from the Woodford Equine Hospital at her side, the team, using a plastic “slide,” successfully moved her into the aisle of the barn where we all repeatedly tried to get her up for what seemed like hours.

Sadly, we lost our beloved “Dance Time” that day, but the care and compassion of those who came to her rescue remains unsurpassed and will never be forgotten.

We are so fortunate to have people like this in our community.

We are forever thankful.

Rich and Michelle Hale

Lawrenceburg

Degrees, titles don’t make the coroner

To the editor:

It is obvious, by the contents of last week’s Anderson News, that the campaigning for the 2010 elections has begun.

Although the timing seems a little premature to me, I would nevertheless like to address the position of Anderson County coroner.

I have been Anderson County’s deputy coroner for 6 1/2 years. In all of Kentucky’s 120 counties, coroners and their appointed deputy coroners are professionally trained by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training and are required to participate in at least 40 hours of continuing education each year.

In addition to this training, when investigating a death, we have the authority to access the medical records of the deceased and review the record of the deceased’s prescribed medications in order to assist in diagnosing the cause and manner of death.

Most importantly, we have the full cooperation, assistance and expertise of the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Lawrenceburg Police Department, the Kentucky State Police and the decedent’s primary care physician.

The medical examiner’s staff of medical doctors provides crucial information and assistance on death investigations whether autopsies are ordered or not.

Incidentally, unless a full and complete autopsy is performed on a decedent’s remains, no person, medical doctor or coroner, can 100 percent accurately determine the cause and manner of death.

Despite this fact, autopsies are not always required or necessary. In addition, there have been times when an autopsy was performed by a medical doctor and a cause or manner of death was still not determined.

A coroner or deputy coroner is more than a person designated to determine cause and manner of death. These trained professionals are death scene investigators who are on call every minute of every day to serve the people of Anderson County. Through thorough and accurate death scene investigating and proper use of the resources available, an accurate manner and cause of death can be determined.

Every person that has ever held the office of coroner or deputy coroner in Anderson County has had the best interest of the county’s citizens in mind while performing their job responsibilities.

We have continually served the people of Anderson County based on our training and experience while caring for and empathizing with the families involved in each and every case worked. We do not serve based on the degrees we have or may not have.

I would respectfully ask every person in Anderson County to vote for the person best capable of performing the responsibilities of the elected position for which they are running. Do not vote based on the position a candidate holds in society or the title they may have after their name. 

David Walden

Lawrenceburg