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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Reject sales tax renewal; taxes don’t help; they hurt

    To the Editor: A couple weeks ago the Mercury editorial was headlined “Sales tax renewal important for job creation,” the premise being that we need more taxes to create jobs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lower taxes attract business and spending and create

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Carlin can help thwart ‘tyranny of the majority’

    To the Editor: In recent letters to the editor, the writers stated that it would be in the best interests of Manhattan-area residents to elect a Republican to represent Manhattan in the Kansas Legislature. The reason was that because the majority Republican Party will determine

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Carlin’s support of autism patients’ insurance is vital

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin’s support of a bill requiring insurance companies to pay for behavioral and occupational therapies for children with autism wins my support. Manhattan needs Carlin

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Modesitt has superb character, innovative ideas

    To t he Editor: Lee Modesitt — a young man with great leadership qualities and superb character and integrity. He’s politically savvy, intelligent and a great communicator with innovative ideas for our state’s concerns. It’s simple: Vote for Lee, House 66.

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Harms was involved long before he was a candidate

    To the Editor: It is amazing how much Rod Harms was already involved in matters important to Riley County before he was asked to run for commissioner. He attended all the steering committee meetings and the KDOT local consult workshop in Topeka planning for the

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    If Brownback’s direction disturbs you, vote for Hawk

    To the Editor: Sam Brownback wants to amend the Kansas Constitution to eliminate merit selection of Supreme Court justices and allow him the power to appoint them. If this direction for Kansas disturbs you, support Tom Hawk, a moderate, practical voice for Kansas and the 22

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Harms takes time to help develop young leaders

    To the Editor: Manhattan and Riley County are fortunate in this election year to have Rod Harms as a candidate for Riley County Commission. You may be familiar with Rod as a business owner, entrepreneur or community developer, as many recent letters to the editor

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Carlin is an essential local voice in the Legislature

    To the Editor: During her ears in the Kansas House of Representatives, Sydney Carlin has worked with her colleagues to promote the interests of all Kansans. Legislators with differing viewpoints took the most workable of their ideas to pass legislation that would best meet the

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Hawk has sound judgment, bases decisions on facts

    To the Editor: With the recent redistricting, we in the 22nd Senate District have an opportunity to vote for an outstanding senator, Tom Hawk. He has many years of exemplary service in public education and six years of prior experience as a representative.

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Those who know Carlin will re-elect her

    To the Editor: Integrity seems to be in short supply n today’s political climate. When you find it, hold on to it. Voters knew they had a person of integrity in Sydney Carlin when they elected her to the Kansas House of Representatives for


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