Tracey A. Williams: Columnist represents corporate viewpoint
July 6, 2011
To the Editor:
In regards to the June 29 column written by William Hamilton: Mr. Hamilton begins his diatribe by accusing our president of launching his re-election campaign too early due to his release of oil from our strategic reserve and also assuming Obama wants to be perceived as ending the Afghan War (as he did) by bringing the troops home in the correct amount of time to be less dangerous just to have them here for the 2012 elections.
Mr. Hamilton uses this information as a way to a means of re-instating the draft, which is totally irrelevant to his opening statements. He uses the two examples of lowering gasoline prices and removing us from an unjust war as a way to paraphrase our president and manipulate his policies as a political ploy to get more votes, due to an un-founded, and un-named statistic.
This nationally syndicated columnist is obviously a naval war officer who has free reign in our country’s papers to influence millions of people, as well as our own local patriots in a way that is underhanded and obviously paid for by the families who own our media and thereby own all the information that we, the public, are allowed to know.
We, as citizens of this great country, deserve to hear the whole story from all sides so we can draw our own conclusions as we believe we are entitled to in the Constitution. Isn’t there an alternative , less-biased-by-big-money viewpoint that you could possibly afford to inform your readers of the truth as others see it? Or are you bound to these half-truths supplied by the huge corporate companies just to stay in business? Just wondering.
Tracey A. Williams