Letters to the Editor

BY DI READERS | OCTOBER 29, 2012 6:30 AM

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Romney will outperform Obama

This election is basically a philosophical choice. Do you want bigger government, more staggering spending, and continued outrageous debt?  Both political parties have not restrained their spending causing a “runaway train” of future indebtedness.

Big government has become a monstrosity, which is too big, too bureaucratic and too sluggish to be effective. Can you name the things that government does both effectively and efficiently? The government cannot and should not be all things to all people, and should not be the country’s problem solver of all issues. If you are a voter who bases your political affiliation strictly on social issues, those will not be relevant if our country implodes.

If we want a country that is strong and vibrant economically, we must look beyond our own self-interest by stepping back, and thinking of what is good for the stability of our country.

Gov. Mitt Romney will outperform President Barack Obama on all the things, which will bring back our country.

Naomi Swanson

Police blotter letter ‘dumbfounding’

Your recent letter (“Take down the blotter,”DI, Oct. 24) about removing the police blotter was truly dumbfounding.  

The ability to retrieve past offenses should be seen as a discouragement not to become one of the logged names. Let’s make a deal — after one year, let’s clear sex offenders’ records of offenses and stop making university expenditures public.  

On top of that, your “Dear Abby” style post weakens your whole argument; you see, I’ve got this friend with this problem — right.  

Why don’t we all just learn to take responsibilities for our own actions? Oh, and sharing our toys, that’s another important one.

Shon J Thim

Don’t become dependent

I urge women concerned about the federal government’s role in reproductive rights to make direct contributions to organizations of their choice rather then expecting the federal government to fund and manage these private issues on our behalf with tax revenue.

You may or may not like the policies of the current administration, and I believe Romney will be moderate on reproductive issues, but policies can change with future administrations and it is a slippery slope to become dependent on the government for such important, personal issues.

Judy West

Sandusky costumes shameful

The University of Iowa must be so proud of the students who dressed as Jerry Sandusky for the Penn State game. I’m all for teasing visiting squads, but this was over-the-top. Where was the concern for the victims, about whom this is all about? Shame on any student for even thinking of this, let alone a Big Ten school.

Also, the fan who said to the departing Penn State team, “Good luck in your bowl game” seems to overlook the fact that no one even close to this team was involved in the tragedy. Wake up, Iowa.
Oh yes, losing the game by such a large margin, should have those students asking other questions, of much-closer people.

Dr. Marshall L Goldstein

[Editor’s note: According to KRUI, UI spokesman Tom Moore said the individuals in costume were not UI students.]

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