Letter: Kennedy has rural values
Which candidate better understands the average rural Minnesotan? Mark Kennedy has a tremendous amount of common sense, which he learned growing up in rural Minnesota from as good a Christian family as one will ever meet. I have known Kennedy's fa...
Which candidate better understands the average rural Minnesotan? Mark Kennedy has a tremendous amount of common sense, which he learned growing up in rural Minnesota from as good a Christian family as one will ever meet. I have known Kennedy's family for many years. We were both Minnesota state 4-H Ambassadors and he even helped us bale hay. Yes, those small square ones!
Kennedy is not an attorney! He has been a successful businessman who understands the important issues facing Americans today. Do we need more lawyers representing us in Washington, D.C.?
It is unfortunate that many legislative actions are not just a single issue. That is why Kennedy supports the line-item veto. Yes, he has voted with his party the majority of the time. Tell me which elected official in Washington or St. Paul has not.
The war in Iraq is a mess and there are no simple solutions. Do we believe in freedom? What would have happened in Berlin if we had just backed down and let the Wall stand? Where would Hitler have stopped if the United States had not intervened? The issues facing the economy, our education systems, the environment, etc., are all very complicated. Regional trade agreements are very delicate, but where would American agriculture be today without world trade?
We have serious issues facing America, and we need serious people representing us, who understand these problems, are willing to research the options, and then offer up viable solutions. We do not need those who just blindly attack whatever the opposition offers.
Don't vote against Kennedy just because he is an incumbent. If that is your only argument, then are you voting against all the incumbents; Collin Peterson, Al Juhnke and Dean Johnson included?
As for me, I will place my faith in a person I have known for 40-plus years, one that I trust and respect. A person that I know believes in God, in traditional family, protecting the unborn, and in serving his fellow citizen.
Let's keep an honest businessman with common sense representing us, one that really understands rural Minnesotan values.