Letters to the Editor

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Tag: political ads


ROMNEY: Church’s ads aren’t an endorsement

Re: “Pro-Mormon ads have political aim” (letter, 2-23).

This letter writer is very much misinformed. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), I can assure readers that our church does not fund any political candidate for office, nor does our leadership endorse any candidate, period.

And yes, we are great and normal people.


ELECTION: Educating our youth

My 6 years old grand-daughter was setting in front of the TV watching back to back political ads for the senate. She looked up at me and said, ” I would not believe any of them”.

What are our politicians teaching our younger generation about government?


ELECTION: Ads are sleazy because they sell

Lately there have been letters to the editor decrying the negative tone of most campaign ads. There is a simple explanation for this: They work.

Think about what catches your eye when in line at the supermarket. Most likely it’s the National Enquirer, the Star, or some similar publication – as opposed to the Reader’s Digest or Good Housekeeping.

Human nature being what it is, I’m afraid we’re stuck with the sleazy negativity as long as it continues to be successful.


POLITICS: Ban TV campaign ads

Televised political ads cannot be relied upon as a source of accurate information and they add a huge cost to campaigns. It is time to consider banning televised political ads.

Instead, the TV stations should provide debate time for congressional candidates as a public service. Spread among the stations, there would be time for multiple debates. The electorate could be better informed and maybe our legislators would be more interested in what is good for America than what is good for the special interest groups funding their campaigns.