@Apricot Tree 7.38QUOTE "This post reminds me of 1 Kings 12 when
Rehoboam goes after the younger generation and forgets the experience of the old
men".RESPONSE What you need to consider is what the old men,
and then what the young men advised Rehoboam.The old men wisely
advised Rehoboam: If thou wilt be a servant unto this people...
then they will be thy servants forever.The young men, in stark
contrast, arrogantly advised Rehoboam to increase the burdens of the people.Rehoboam, taking the latter advice, stated to the people: I
will add to your yoke.Orrin seems to have taken the latter tack,
stating for example:The poor are not taxed enough. We
are not, however, dealing with a king with two contrasting sets of advisers; we
are dealing with two political candidates. Liljenquist at 37 years of age is
not much younger than either Hatch, 42,or Rehoboam, 41, when first starting
out.I hope that voters will vote for the man who "wilt be a
servant unto this people" rather than adding to the yoke of the people. We
must all decide who that is.
Re: SwedeYou wrote... "I'm tired of reading rhetoric from
Hatch supporters. ALL I read is "seniority", "balanced budget",
"conservative", etc."That is like saying, "all I
hear from Romney supporters are experience, economy, and conservative
values!"We obviously differ on our opinion, but I am not willing
to risk what Liljenquist cannot do - and I hope that most Utah voters are not
willing to either. We need immediate experience and knowledge in the Senate.
This is not the time to experiment with "new blood." This is the most
important time in the history of this nation and this state to get Hatch into
office. For anyone who sees Hatch as the problem in the last 30 +
years...Trying to blame Hatch for problems in the Senate is not wise
either. He is not the only one in the Senate, and he has been working very hard
to pass balanced budget bills. Whether or not Romney is in office next year,
Hatch will be able to push the balanced budget as senior chair, and as a very
committed man to the Family: Proclamation to the World - will represent us as
conservatives with conviction and experience!
Laura, great letter! Yes, Hatch is tired, predictable, and not prepared for 6
more years of rigorous, diligent, representation. Time to turn the reigns of
government over to the next generation. They can't do any worse than we
did! I'm tired of reading rhetoric from Hatch supporters. ALL I read is
"seniority", "balanced budget", "conservative", etc. How
does the one writer know that "senior members of the Senate won't let
Liljenquist do anything." I wish to point out that most of the "old
guard" is NOW gone! Kennedy, Snowe, Dodd, Nelson, Lugar, et al.
They're ALL gone! Hatch is next! Get ready Utah for new vision, new
accomplishments, and many good tidings from Senator Liljenquist! GO DAN !!!
Let's start at the top with President Obama.
I'm still waiting for a list of all Hatch has done that is good. It will
certainly be a short list.Let's replace him with an honest,
thoughtful man. That man is Scott Howell.
so when Orrin Hatch trounces Liljenquist in the primary is the letter writer
going to stick to their convictions and vote for Scott Howell to represent Utah
as the "new blood"? Or will the letter writer put party over principle
and pull the lever for Hatch again simply because of the R next to his name?
The problem with Congress right now is that the Republican Party refuses to
"consort" with those from across the aisle. The Democrats have shown at
least a little willingness to compromise. But when the Republican House passes
only bills that they know will not survive in the Senate, this is not
responsible leadership. We need to find solutions, and those
solutions are neither on the extreme right or the extreme left. Often they lie
somewhere in between. Sometimes they are completely outside the traditional
left-right continuum. If we keep sending right-wingnuts to Congress,
who have no inclination to compromise, we will continue to have a dysfunctional
Congress with approval ratings in the teens. So, pick your poison, Utah. Send
true statesmen to Washington, or keep sending silly childish messages (such as
"If you won't play by my rules, I'll just refuse to play").
It's time to grow up.
The essence of stupid is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting
a different (better) result!
Hatch is just fine and will continue to be just fine. The "new blood"
arguement doesn't stack up. Come up with another reason. Howell obviously
isn't the answer. Liljenquist will be like Lee. A do nothing because the
senior members of the Senate won't let them do anything.
Does anyone really expect the "new guy" to be any less corrupt than the
old guy? I'm not a fan of Hatch. And I actually do hope he is
replaced.But as long as corporations are considered people and can
use their billions as "free speech" I think we'll continue to see
legislation proposed and passed that won't help Americans.
It is time for new blood in Washington. Vote for Scott Howell he is not a right
wing extremist. He is a moderate Democrat with Utah values he can work with both
sides of the aisle to solve the many problems we face today. What we don't
need is another opstructionist or someone who panders to special interest
New blood is not a good enough reason to take someone out of office who is ready
to 'hit the floor running' and represent our state and nation with
vigor, conservative values, and sway. This post reminds me of 1
Kings 12 when Rehoboam goes after the younger generation and forgets the
experience of the old men.
Good letter. Yes, Sen. Hatch has done some good things. But sometimes he has
also set aside the Constitution and voted for monumental growth of the federal
government. These are the kind of votes that have led to our current national
crisis. Hatch can dance around these votes, but he can't ignore the
truth.Liljenquist is well prepared to step in and make a difference
in his first term, just like Hatch did in his own first term many years ago.
Liljenquist is more conservative than Hatch, fully respects the Constitution,
and doesn't carry the baggage that Hatch does. Let's give
Liljenquist the opportunity.