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Comments made by Thomas

Can We Be Civil, Please? Restoring Civility To Public Dialogue

What should we expect from politics? Better. Much better.

April 6, 2012 at 12:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fletcher's Shun Of GOP: Does Party Matter In SD Race?

I'm afraid that Mr. Kogan's remarks about independent voters being such because they don't care, are grossly mistaken. I am an independent voter, and while I state that here, it is not a badge that I wear on my sleeve. There are policies that I agree with from both the Republican and Democratic parties. And there are many from each that I disagree with. My non-partisan stance does not stem from any political apathy, it stems from a well-read, educated and independent mind.

I applaud Mr. Fletcher's decision to run as an independent, even if it merely serves to draw attention to the sad state of our political parties today. I make no pretenses in saying that I believe there are quite a few individuals like myself, in this county and in this nation, who recognize that Democrats and Republicans are largely the same beast, just in different clothing. It's not that the party candidates are bad men, either (another thing I despise is the demonizing of political foes - you want my vote, you better act like a gentleman); but inevitably party candidates find themselves more loyal to their party than to their constituents.

April 3, 2012 at 11:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )