Letters to the Editor

Political ads need truth test

With all the news ads on TV, how can one tell who’s telling the truth? What is the election process nowadays? Do we elect the candidate who deceives the majority of the voters?

Maybe each state should select an unbiased “Ethic’s Committee” who screens all ads prior to them being put out on television or in the newspapers. If the ad speaks falsely, whether it is being paid for by the candidate or another group supporting the candidate, it should not be aired or published. This would assist the voters tremendously to determine “who is the best candidate.” We could go one step further and place a fine on all ads which speak falsely, but this would never happen. Too much money involved!

I was taught in my earliest years of upbringing (by my parents) that my integrity was one of my most valuable assets, and if I ever lost that, I could never to be trusted. It’s fighting words if anyone was to question my integrity. Should we not be living by these same principles? Did we lose all of this in the Woodstock Generation?

Ted Duris

Oak Harbor

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