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Forbes endorsed for re-election in November

Published 9:33am Wednesday, October 17, 2012

To the Editor:

The maintenance of a strong national defense is absolutely critical to the well-being and strength of our nation.

Recent moves toward sequestration and the impending manifestation of them looming on the fiscal horizon gives us great pause at such a critical juncture in our national history.

As has been demonstrated by our history as a nation, a strong defense is critical as a deterrent to our enemies and a safeguard to our cherished freedoms. It is not even purely a matter of economics, but a matter of national security.

At a time like this, it is critical to keep in mind leaders who have demonstrated a consistent posture and commitment to strong national defense. Congressman Randy Forbes is such an individual, and we would do well to keep this in mind as we head to the polls in November.

Timothy Bradshaw

  • employee2

    Randy Forbes is a fine “Statesman” and we are fortunate to have him at our service.

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  • Makalani

    RE: “When a fair amount of that posture is unconstitutional, it needs to change.”

    Are you talking about Congressman Forbes’ posture/war on women’s right to a law-of-the-land — Constitutionally protected medical procedure — abortion?

    if you are — “it is critical to keep in mind” that “extremism in pursuit of virtue” trumps the Constitution!lol

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  • Sinoptik

    “-it is critical to keep in mind leaders who have demonstrated a consistent posture”

    When a fair amount of that posture is unconstitutional, it needs to change.

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  • Makalani

    10,000% agreement with the letter-writer’s Congressman Forbes endorsement.

    RE: “…the last four years how our enemies respond to weakness.”

    However — no amount of military spending — no matter how many Marines are assigned to embassies or no matter who is in the Oval Office — US embassies and consulates and their officials will never be safe from terrorists attacks. What defense is there against fanatics willing to blow themselves up to kill Americans?

    What about attacks in countries that are our friends and allies? Exhibits:
    A. – On Aug. 24, 2012 — two U.S. Embassy officials – both security experts – and a Mexican marine were shot and wounded by Federal Police officers while traveling in an armored SUV with diplomatic plates on a road in the central state of Morelos, Mexico. (

    B. – A drug-gang shooting in 2010 in the border city of Ciudad Juárez killed a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and another man.

    Has Mexico suddenly become our enemy and is responding to our weaknesses?
    If so — the Commander-In-Chief — President Obama should send in some drones and blow some Mexicans terrorists to smithereens with Hellfire missiles.

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  • handkusp45

    I agree with Mr. Bradshaw. We have seen the last four years how our enemies respond to weakness. They kill our ambassador and set fires to our embassies. A stong national defense is the best deterrent to those who would harm us. That is the one thing the Constitution requires of the government, protecting US citizens.

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