Letter to the Editor

Voters of Fallon County: Last Wednesday evening, Feb. 5, Cedar Creek Cafe hosted a Meet and Greet the Candidate, Matt Rosendale, of Glendive. Matt is a representative for Dawson and Wibaux Counties who is running for the Senate seat of Montana to represent Montana in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

February 21, 2014

Voters of Fallon County:

Last Wednesday evening, Feb. 5, Cedar Creek Cafe hosted a Meet and Greet the Candidate, Matt Rosendale, of Glendive. Matt is a representative for Dawson and Wibaux Counties who is running for the Senate seat of Montana to represent Montana in Washington, D.C.

Sadly to say, I was one of the five people who showed up to meet this fellow. If this is the interest in our government, then no wonder we are in trouble. I want to give all of you the benefit of the extreme cold weather as your excuse for not coming. I didn’t expect a huge number of folks to show an interest, but at least enough to fill the cafe. Shameful!

People, if you have any hope for this country, this November election is critical to get the career politicians out of Washington. They are the reason why nothing is being accomplished. Eight-six percent are there for their personal gain, and have no interest in working for the people who elected them to office. So the 14 percent need some help by we, the people, helping by electing some fresh acutely aware who will work to return this country back to common sense. Like the song says, “Stand her Up God, Don’t let ‘er fall”.

Meet and Greet the Candidates is a good way to know the person who is choosing to run for office. Get to know their thoughts and why they even want to do such a thankless job, however, so mighty important.

Did you realize three of our founding fathers who wrote the Constitution were mere kids at the ages of 18, 19 and 24? Mighty intelligent young men for that day and age with such foresight. (I read this somewhere.)

Matt Rosendale had a lot of good solutions to rectify many of the problems we are facing in this country. Rules and regulations have got to be changed. We have got to get weaned off government doles, money assistance for everything – when federal money is accepted then you are tied to the rules and regulations in acceptance for that money. That is one way to get government out of most of our businesses and livelihood. Montana is capable of sustaining our state without federal dollars. I believe Matt stated that 42 cents on every dollar is federal money.

Term limits is another thing that will never happen in Washington. Matt stated one way was to take away the incentives that keep these congressmen/women there.

Federal mandates imposed on us by the EPA, Health Care, Gun Regulation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife were other issues he is concerned with and in need of changes in his opinion. He had solutions with which to solve these issues.

My point is to encourage everyone to get registered to vote if you are not already, and when a candidate comes to Baker and not Billings or Missoula, make an effort to come hear this person so you may make your educated vote in November 2014. Show those controlling the Senate in D.C. we want representation who will work for us, we the people. We can do that with your vote!

Sincerely,

Barbara Olind

(via email)