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Letters, Sept. 24

Vote for McLeod-Skinner

I was privileged to practice in the Medford health care community for 30 years. In the past, I have voted for Greg Walden. But I will not do so again.

Last year Walden drafted legislation which, if passed, would have deprived over 100,000 people in his district of health care Insurance with nothing to replace it. Just as concerning, he refused to meet with the collaborative organization of major health care providers in the valley to get input about the legislation.

I find that simply unconscionable! Maybe Walden’s priorities are now his corporate donors (over $300,000 from Big Pharma alone) and his leadership position with his Washington cronies.

But in any case, I want a representative to care about Oregonians and their needs. I’m voting for Jamie McLeod-Skinner and I urge you to do so as well.

Bruce Van Zee, MD


The left’s dilemma

Chuck Schumer, who is said to have choreographed the rude, raucous Democratic protests at the Kavanaugh hearings, once commented that the American Bar Association’s “Well Qualified” rating (earned by Kavanaugh) was the “gold standard” by which judicial candidates should be judged. His new view: “I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have.”

This committee has received more documents on Kavenaugh than for the last five Supreme Court nominees combined. It’s not enough! What is he hiding? In 2010 then-chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., called Elena Kagan’s 170,000 documents “an unprecedented volume.” The double standards abound.

Here’s the dilemma: When the progressive left wants to create new policy or challenge conservative values, they keep running into this pesky thing called the Constitution that shuts down their anti-American agenda. They typically rely on left-leaning judges who, having equal disdain for the Constitution, legislate from the bench to promote their illicit causes. With the Supreme Court being the final arbiter, a textualist judge who insists on an accurate rendering of the law is a huge problem for them.

If the leftists don’t like our country’s values, they are free to move to one that better aligns with theirs.

May I suggest Russia.

Mark Giuntini


Skinner is a winner

My first opportunity to check out Jamie McLeod-Skinner was a year ago at a meet and greet. Since then she has spent every day criss-crossing our state listening to the concerns of our district.

She is level-headed and pragmatic. Party does not define her. Her constituency will.

Greg Walden has gone AWOL. I think we could find him in the pockets of the pharmacetical industry. In November please vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner. Skinner is a winner for Oregon.

Jennifer Bacon


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