- Your Voice
Last month, I concluded my annual State of the Town Address with this challenge: Let’s be the kind of people who strive to be each other’s BEST memory. THAT is the type of community we are building together.
As a Catholic Christian, I am amazed at the justification I hear for voting for candidates supporting abortion. The encyclical written in 2004 by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, forbids Catholics to vote for any candidate supporting the intrinsic evils of abortion or euthanasia under pain of mortal sin.
Once again it seems that Rep. Finchem had engaged his mouth before engaging his brain. To try and bring up all the other statements by Rep. Finchem would probably put a lot of the Explorers readers to sleep. So I’ll keep to the whoppers. He was quoted in the Star as saying about Tucson’s gun disposal program “The city of Tucson flagrantly violated state statutes and deprived the taxpayers of the opportunity to obtain fair-market value of a public asset.” “And guns should be auctioned to the highest bidder”. He sited SB 1487 that says if local governments violate State laws lose their state-shared revenue if they don’t stop. I wonder why Mr. Finchem doesn’t insiststhat all drugs confiscated by the police be sold to the public so that they can obtain fair-market value of a public asset?
Over the past few months, the debates between candidates for public office have often been about what the county has or hasn’t done for the residents and taxpayers of Pima County over the past two decades.
In response to Mr. Peters and his continuous use of half-truths to make his points seem legitimate and in fact exclusion or lack of knowledge of the role of Council Members:
Law enforcement is most often a thankless job. It’s understandable...after all, how many of us feel thankful when we receive a ticket or find ourselves in a situation where the police have been called?
Listening to Councilmember-elect Steve Solomon’s mean-spirited speech during the October 19th Town Council meeting left me thinking, “What a sore winner!”
Last week I submitted a letter against the Emerge! program for abuse. After reading the letter from Krista Pacion I had the impression that Emerge! and EmergeArizona! were the same organization. I have found out since then that they are not! Emerge! is a program to help against domestic abuse whereas EmergeArizona! is just a politico machine. I think Emerge! does great work in helping stop domestic abuse and I support them and will continue to do so. As far as EmergeArizona! my letter as it apples to them still stands and I think maybe they should consider changing their name so there are no issues or at the very least drop the exclamation point.
This election year is so disappointing on so many levels. We have two New York liberals with the worst favorability ratings and the highest unfavorable ratings of any prior presidential candidates in my lifetime.
As an Oro Valley taxpayer you may be owed over $14,000!
I’ll be going to the polls on Election Day.
Recently I attended two public forums which featured Ralph Atchue and Corin Hammond, candidates for Senator and Representative in Legislative District 11. Also present were incumbents Steve Smith, Mark Finchem and Vince Leach.
I read with great interest the letter from Emerge Board President Krista Pacion. I have always been a supporter of the Emerge program but must have been misinformed. I thought this was a program to help abused individuals (whether women or men) and this is where their emphasis is. It appears that encouraging women to run for political office is another avenue of support. Fine, but then she goes on to mention that Emerge supports Democratic women who wish to run. Why just Democratic women? Don’t all women have a right to representation by individuals that support their opinions? Or is it just those who are Democratic? I am one of those evil conservative people who give money to charities I believe in. I don’t give money to political causes and since Emerge seems to be such an organization, they’re off the list. And as a side note: The terms Democratic and Democrat are not interchangeable. A Democrat is a s! ocialist in sheeps clothing at best. Democratic is more of a general term stating what our country used to be.
The decision to run for public office can seem like a daunting one. That’s especially true for women, who are starkly underrepresented in offices in Arizona and face unique challenges as female candidates. However, for every reason to not run for office, there are ten reasons why women from Arizona should.
I am voting for Democrat Corin Hammond for Arizona House, legislative district 11. Corin will place a high priority on Arizona’s public education. Our public schools are the among the lowest in our country,
So after taking a deep breath and holding it, the latest edition of the Explorer was on my driveway.
Well, it sure didn’t take long for Don Cox (charter member of the so-called civility crowd) to submit a self-congratulatory letter to the Explorer gloating that the Oro Valley Town Council incumbents lost the election. His letter was filled with civil words and phrases to include “vilify, liars, bitching” and “clean out their desks and leave.” He claimed that the results revealed that, “there can be no argument about where the people stand.”