Editor, Lately your newspaper has printed several letters stating that Buddy Carter is just like Jack Kingston. These claims are extreme exaggerations and pretty farfetched.
You see, I knew Jack Kingston when he first came to Savannah after finishing at the University of Georgia. I met him while participating in Republican party events. He was dating Libby Morrison, who later became his wife, and looking to become active in Chatham County politics. I supported and worked for Kingston when he made his first run for a Georgia House of Representatives seat. Later, when I was the chairman of the Chatham County Republicans, I worked to recruit him for the 1st Congressional District race and have supported him ever since.
Kingston has served our district well and fights for our needs. With his business background, he has been a friend of small businesses, a supporter of our military bases and an advocate for smaller government.
On the other hand, Buddy Carter has been the opposite while in the George House and Senate. He has never found an appropriation bill or a tax bill that was not supportable. He goes along with the biggest lobbyists and pushes the ethical envelope when it comes to supporting his big pharmacy industry and enriching himself. Buddy Carter is no Jack Kingston. He is an excellent example of what is wrong with many of the people in both Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
Buddy’s opponent, Dr. Bob Johnson, is the polar opposite. He has distinguished himself by serving his nation in uniform and taking the opportunity, while in the service, to get an education and become an ear, nose and throat specialist and cancer surgeon. He helps others, not himself. He has strength of character — a quality missing in Washington, D.C.
Johnson understands the seriousness of the threat of Obamacare, the harm it is inflicting on our citizens and how it will only get worse. He also speaks forcefully regarding our runaway debt explosion. This is not the time for passive “go along and get along” politics.
I’m sure most of us find ourselves frustrated or disgusted on a daily basis with the actions of our elected leaders. Complaining or ignoring their actions doesn’t do anything. Voting is the one tool we have in our arsenal to make a change. It’s time that we look in the mirror and ask ourselves if we have the courage to vote our convictions. Otherwise, we are doomed to more of the same.
Let me borrow a bit of Albert Einstein’s language and give it a new twist: Insanity is electing the same people over and over again, and expecting different results.
— Raymond Gaster