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Letter: Re-Elect Peter Roskam

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The residents’ of the 6th Congressional District have been represented for several decades by two of the greatest Congressmen in my lifetime: Henry Hyde and now Peter Roskam. Both have been men of integrity and fiscal responsibility. I have appreciated how these men have served their country and constituents well.

Unfortunately, I no longer reside in the 6th District. However, I will continue to encourage everyone to vote for Peter. Peter takes time to listen to the people he represents and has a genuine desire to be their spokesman in Congress.

Peter Roskam is one of the wisest and most articulate members of Congress and is fighting hard to spur job growth, balance the budget,and combat excessive federal regulations. I encourage every voter to get to know him by visiting his website, www.roskamforcongress.com, and to vote for him on November 6th.

John Marrs, Schaumburg

Mark Garrity August 29, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Before you guys waste your time trying to build a third, fourth or fifth party I suggest you get involved with your local Democratic or Republican party, whichever is closer to your political inclinations. Volunteer on a campaign and see how much hard work and sacrifice are required to get candidates elected even when you're working within an established party structure. If you're serious about attaining the power to change anything you'll put most of your time and a lot of your money into the effort with no guarantee of anything. With a new party you will have an even steeper climb because you have no established infrastructure. You can expect to make even larger sacrifices of time and money, your family and friends will think you're nuts as will the public, and if you're lucky and viewed as a legitimate threat partisans of the established parties will treat you with open hostility unless they consider you suckers stealing votes from their real opposition. In most cases they will just ignore you. And after all that you will almost certainly lose every election you participate in. Badly. Remember how the Green Party qualified for automatic spots on the ballot a few years ago after their gubernatorial candidate won 11% of the vote against Blago and Topinka? That didn't last did it?
brian August 29, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Mark, don't deny the willful legal blockade by both parties and voter apathy. This could be a chicken/egg argument of which came first. My point is this, get involved absolutely but there is serious corruption on both sides (yes, I said it and mean it). For me to "get in bed" with these guys now would just be wrong and maybe your being played a bit also.
brian August 29, 2012 at 02:48 PM
We need real reform and I don't think they get it! we all need to be involved and I applaud you for that, but the Dems could take a high road on so many fronts just to save our election system and that would make them look honest.
brian August 29, 2012 at 02:53 PM
I will never understand why you would block any party from a ballot if it can do basic things, have a candidate and the support to campaign. But we all know why the Parties make it so hard, don't we...
brian August 29, 2012 at 02:54 PM
my bottom line...D is bad...R is worse and I say let's punt for once...and maybe people will start to get it???

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