Obama campaign damaging to America
I am a proud American. I believe in God, family and country. Our country was founded on these principles and provided us with freedom and the liberty to choose the path we desire to follow.
Here in our area we have wonderful people who love and care for each other and share many conservative views and values regardless of the political party with which they are affiliated.
This election has me deeply concerned about possibly losing these freedoms. We are in a quandary about who may be the right candidate for the presidency.
The news media, Hollywood, the secular progressives and those politicians hungry for power have already decided they want a totalitarian government, which would rule and dominate the executive, legislative and judicial branches of our government. They would have absolute control of our lives with no one to counter their decisions.
Many share the blame in the economic breakdown and there are those who blame the present administration, but fail to recognize that some liberal leaders refused to have more oversight over controlling loans made in housing. These same politicians pressured banks to make these loans.
We are a product of our upbringing and some feel a deep loyalty to the party espoused by their parents. But through the years these parties are not the party they were in our parents’ day.
The Obama campaign is like a tornado sweeping through the country. We will not see the damage until it has passed. What will happen then? The senator has many questionable ties to radical persons and groups suck as ACORN.
Please cast your vote for the McCain/Palin ticket.
McCain will get U.S. back on its feet
As we come into the final week before what may well be the most critical election for this century, there must be one and only one criterion of choice: the voting record. And on this, the choice is clear.
If you want a government that will be ultra-Leftist and dedicate to big statist government and globalist appeasement then you must vote for Obama and Biden. But if you want to see our Judeo-Christian, Democratic Republic continue as a sovereign state of the people, by the people, for the people of this country, then you must vote for McCain and Palin.
And no, voting for McCain and Palin will not make everything hunky dory and peachy keeno, but it will give our Judeo-Christian, Democratic Republic a chance to get back on its feet and catch its second wind.
Obama big spender at our expense
While thousands of American home owners are put out on the street, and tent cities are popping up around our country again, one presidential candidate reportedly spent a huge sum of money for an election night venue in Chicago.
While taxpayers’ money bails out everything but Main Street, one presidential candidate reneged on his agreement to accept public funding. As a result, he has nearly endless funds to spend basking in his projected win.
While the job market shrinks, financial markets freeze, property values plummet, and the country sinks into a recession, one presidential candidate plans a high dollar get-together to celebrate his projected win.
While everyday people are choosing between gas and food, gas and medicine, and with the arrival of winter, between gas and heat, one candidate seems oblivious, as he plans a grandiose event in honor of his projected win.
I suspect I’m not alone in saying to Sen. Obama: Shame.
I’m certain that others who cling to their guns and their faith during these troubled times echo my sentiment. Most presidential candidates wait for results in a hotel room with family and trusted friends. Supporters wait in a nearby ballroom for news, not at some rock concert venue. But then I guess some things have already changed.
Judith A. Dukes
Alexander best choice for board
I would first like to thank citizens of Roosevelt County for the support I’ve received since I was elected to the first hospital board in 1999. Building a new hospital became a reality even though some people said it couldn’t be done and we would not make it. The Roosevelt General Hospital family has worked hard to get us where we are today.
I chose not to run for election this time only after discussing the need with members of our medical staff and after getting a commitment from Dr. Lonnie Alexander. My thought was that we need someone to represent the medical needs of our county who does not have a conflict of interest that would impact employee issues, and someone to make sound independent decisions on operational problems.
I have been asked several questions concerning the current board member race. Let me answer a few of the questions:
ER closure: Our emergency room went on diversion one time since we’ve been opened and only for an eight-hour period because the scheduled doctor was ill and a replacement couldn’t be found for the shift.
OB issue: As reported at January’s board meeting, obstetric service at RGH would create at least a $1 million loss per year.
Clovis clinic status: The Clovis clinic was opened to increase our market share and in the last year we have billed over $3.7 million to Curry County residents.
Future health care will become more complex and expensive and we need a person who understands these problems, who can contribute to the continued success of RGH. It is for this reason that I ask each of you to vote for Dr. Lonnie Alexander.
Alexander has proven dedication
Just a few thoughts before the Roosevelt General Hospital board election on Tuesday.
Dr. Lonnie Alexander has been working in health care in Portales since he was a student at Eastern New Mexico University in the early 1970s. Since that time, Dr. Alexander has delivered most of our babies and then our grandbabies. He has patched our minor injuries, doctored our colds and flu, pampered our children, comforted our parents and grandparents. When we’ve heard the words we cannot bear to hear whether in loss or diagnosis, Dr. Alexander is the one we call for advice, for referrals for treatment, and just because he cares.
For decades, Dr. Alexander has recruited new physicians to practice at the hospital in Portales. He worked tirelessly to help plan and build the new hospital. He has worked long hours for the families in eastern New Mexico. He has given free physicals to our high school and university athletic teams and mentored numerous young people from our communities who were aspiring medical students.
If we are looking for an individual who has the best interest of the residents of Portales and Roosevelt County to serve on the Roosevelt General Hospital Board for the betterment of our health care, cast your vote for Dr. Lonnie Alexander. He has more than proven his dedication to our hospital and our community.
Jim and De Anna Davis