Let’s spend time looking at the facts

Dear Editor,
It seems to be a trend to have businessmen with no political experience run for some of the highest offices in state and national elections. Since they have no voting record or sponsorship of bills, we are left with two choices: The first is to listen to the ads that tell you what they want you to know about them. Very often because of the lack of history they appear as fresh and bold changes to the existing non-working status-quo. Often they are rich enough not to have to “sell out” to any special interests for contributions and they make sure the voters know this. But are their ideas on business really not the special interest?
The second choice is to examine the personal and business record, and project what those actions mean if applied toward governing. When a candidate donates a large amount of money to a museum dedicated to showing the earth is 6,600 years old and dinosaurs were on the ark with people, it makes one question the candidate’s true belief in the sciences. If you sue to close public access crossing your private property, can I trust you to protect my interests of public land just because you trophy hunt? Is that the real test? If you have a history of business and personal bankruptcy, are you truly the great leader you say you are? Tax returns would truly help give us a window into real history. Snap decisions made with little or no reflection to consequences may seem bold and strong, but could have long-term consequences.
Before we vote in November, let’s spend some time looking at facts.
Dean Martin
Lewistown

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