EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 28, 2013

Sound Off

The Eagle-Tribune

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Five judges on the U.S. Supreme Court just threw the will of the people down the toilet. The people of California voted for a referendum question against gay marriage. But these legislative judges decided they knew better. Between Obama issuing executive orders and legislative judges why do we need the Constitution or Congress?

Eye see you

If you look at the one-dollar note, there is an all-seeing eye on top of an uncompleted pyramid. The eye is supposed to be the eye of God. Today it is Obama watching everything you do. If you were upset by the NSA spying on your phone calls, wait until you find out that the Department of Health and Human Services is paying your doctor to send them your medical history.

Secret ballot?

My wife and I just finished voting in North Andover. When we went to place our ballots in the tallying machine, we gave the checkout staff our names and address as usual. They checked us off the voter list, and then one of the poll workers said,”I see you’re unenrolled, so who did you vote for?” Dumbfounded, I simply said “What?” She said that she was told to ask unenrolled voters who they voted for. I then politely told her that we are under no obligation to divulge our vote. The poll worker then said “Well, that’s OK. I guess it’s not that important for this election.” I couldn’t believe it. I hope someone from the town clerk’s office is reading this and can tell me why we were asked who we voted for.

Wasted vote

I did my civic duty and voted even though I knew my vote for Gomez wouldn’t mean anything. If you are not a flaming, liberal Democrat, there is really no reason to vote in this state. I’m sure that contributed to the low turnout.

Shame, shame

This is to all the ignorant voters who chose an old man who has been in politics way too long over a man who signed his life away as a blank check to protect the USA, a Navy SEAL. Markey is one of the liberals who give people all kinds of government benefits so they do not have to work. They say they want change but vote in the same old, same old. You should all be ashamed of yourselves!

Ed’s unfortunate win

Ed Markey He won because Democrats give handouts and rarely do the job they were elected to do. Mr. Gomez is more of a patriot than Markey could ever be because he never wavered about changing our broken government and working for the people. In 37 years what has Markey really achieved? Except a big fat pension for himself, like most politicians in Washington from the very top down!

How foolish

To “No free rides”: The president shouldn’t use Air Force One to fly on vacation? The Secret Service would never ever let the president fly any other way.

Hope and change

So if being obese is an illness, shouldn’t weight loss programs and workout centers be covered by MassHealth or other insurance? And what about Social Security disability? Obama is taking down the United States by most of things he’s doing. Are we happy now?