Judicial candidates, judges ignore law

Several weeks ago, the Review-Journal published a letter from an individual complaining about all the campaign signs that are still up long after the election. The writer said, “There ought to be a law.”

Actually, I think there are local ordinances that require these campaign signs to be taken down within 30 days of the election. I have lived in Las Vegas for 26 years and this law is consistently flouted by the candidates. Interestingly, it is usually the candidates for judgeships who are the worst offenders.

Last Wednesday morning, I drove a short stretch of Durango Drive. I counted 10 campaign signs for judges, as follows: Karen Bennett (3), Rebecca Kern, Eric Johnson (2), Suzan Baucum (2), Annette Levy and Bita Yeager. Along this same stretch there were three or four signs touting those running for other offices.

Judges are expected to respect and uphold the law. Apparently, that is not the case for those listed above.

Walter F. Wegst

Las Vegas

Straight at you

I completely agree with the opinion of Bob Maige that our priority in the upcoming November election should be country first, not party (Thursday letter to the editor). But Mr. Maige takes offense that Donald Trump has called Hillary Clinton a liar.

In fact, Mrs. Clinton was sworn in before testifying in front of a congressional committee in October of 2015. This July, a Review-Journal wire story noted that “FBI Director James Comey’s remarks about Hillary Clinton’s email use while she was secretary of state contradicted much of what Clinton said publicly about the issue.”

Regardless of whether an indictment was recommended, the fact is she lied under oath. We have a term for that: It’s called perjury and should immediately disqualify her to run for the nation’s highest office.

I would not only contend that she committed perjury, but if anyone cares to view the documentary “Clinton Cash,” you will get an informative education into the corruption of the Clinton machine.

Mr. Trump may often misspeak, but he comes straight at you — and that is a direction we’ve not seen in politics and is precisely why he has an excellent chance to become president of the United States.

May the good Lord guide us through this difficult period in our history.

Frank Russo


GOP conspiracy

I can’t believe it. Donald Trump has actually said something that I agree with.

Mr. Trump made a speech recently during which he stated that the presidential campaign might be “rigged.” This is so true.

Restrictive voting laws have been passed nationally by Republican-led state governments. These laws were created specifically to make voting more difficult for minorities and the poor.

In addition, Mr. Trump has a cozy relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and has appealed to him to commit cyber-espionage in order to influence the election. And Russians have hacked computer systems in the Democratic Party and have used their stooge, Wikileaks, to distribute selected files.

So 2016 has all of the makings of one of the most rigged presidential elections in modern history. The only thing that confuses me is why Mr. Trump is complaining. After all, the “rigging” is being done for the purpose of ensuring that a Republican wins the White House in November.

Randall Buie


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