LETTER TO THE EDITOR
October 12, 2015
So many people complain about the government…from city to national. We get the government for which we vote. Some vote a party. Some vote a friend of a friend. Some vote longevity. Some vote single issues. We must look at the heart and soul of the candidates. We must attempt to know about their honesty, integrity, character, world view. Who or what controls their life.
I invite you to look at the candidates for Kentucky’s next governor, Jack Conway and Matt Bevin. Mr. Conway has been a participant in politics all of his life. The American Founders warned us about having professional controllers rather than citizen representatives to conduct the business of our state and country. Mr. Conway upon taking his present office swore to uphold the Constitution of Kentucky. However, he failed or refused to protect our state’s constitution. Instead he stood with five of the Supreme Court Judges to undo the marriage law of our state which was affirmed by nearly 75% of Kentucky’s citizens. Your own homework will reveal other questionable decisions by Mr. Conway.
Matt Bevin has lived life similar to that of most Kentucky citizens. He is a husband, a father, a practicing Christian, a United States veteran, a successful businessman. He knows the ins and outs of making a living and supporting a family. He has created jobs for all educational levels. He chooses not to participate in the “mud slinging” saying that he was raised to behave better than that. Mr. Bevin wants to improve the business climate with “right to work,” with tax and regulatory reform. He pledges to resolve our pension crisis and lead government to be more responsive, efficient and accountable to the citizens. He wants to improve healthcare for all citizens, move the system control back into the hands of the citizens, and costing less money. He vows to stand up to the encroachment of the federal government upon our state’s sovereignty.
You and I must vote our principles and values. We may differ from time to time on an issue, but I don’t believe our basic desires for our government can be that far apart. I want freedom and liberty. I want a three branched government with the checks and balances set up in the Constitution. I want a society that lives by laws not the whims of man. I want a society where we can express the rights given us within the Bill of Rights without infringement. I want equality not special rights for
this or that.
I want a society not inhibited by governmental slavery…equal opportunities for all. I want one nation under God with liberty and justice for all. I believe Matt Bevin is the man who will serve our best interest as citizens of Kentucky.
Please vote wisely!
PHYLLIS M. VINCENT, PH.D.
P.O. Box 4624
Frankfort, KY 40604