Letter: ‘I want the next representative from the 3rd District to take the oath of office and make me believe it’


Camas resident Richard MacMinn shares his reasons for supporting Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com

Two quite different candidates want to represent the 3rd district in Congress, Marie Perez and Joe Kent. 

Richard MacMinn
Richard MacMinn

First, I thank Joe Kent for his military service. I also served and took the same oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I still believe the oath and believe that it is inconsistent with the big lie. 

The case for fraud in the last Presidential election has repeatedly been lost in the courts. Generally, those who believe the big lie support the January 6th insurrection, which is inconsistent with our oath to support and defend. 

I want the next representative from the 3rd District to take the oath of office and make me believe it. Second, that person is Marie Perez.

Richard MacMinn
Camas


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Jane Doolittle
Jane Doolittle
3 months ago

She has my vote!

Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson
3 months ago

“The Big Lie” gives you away as someone who doesn’t appreciate the complexity of the courts that the vast majority of court cases have been on standing and not the merits of evidence.

Whenever people like this say something like this they know Marie will do the opposite.

Who has the track record here of actually taking their oath serious?

#JoeKentForCongress

Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Anderson

The court system has been shown time and again to be flawed, no matter what side of the aisle you are on. Case in point- by sheer numbers, there have been enough signatures to significantly examine the call for considering questioning our own governors stance on multiple things. And yet, it went silent. The same with the CA call to overturn their own governor- more then enough votes, signatures, etc. Whether people like the word corruption or not, the evidence shows it exists and we have a long way to go to overhaul it.

Crazy
Crazy
3 months ago
Reply to  Wolfie

This is incoherent. To what example are you referring, specifically. Just because you don’t like the result doesn’t make it corruption. How many lawsuits were filed contesting the 2020 election? I’ll tell you. 69 lawsuits in various states in front of democratic and republican judges. Only one found impropriety and it wasn’t not enough t to impact the outcome. Oh, and let’s not talk about Georgia. It must be hard to have to consistently find a way to ignore fact. But of course, let’s believe sweaty Gulliani in front of a landscaping shop.

Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Crazy

Incoherent? Please read again. The comment is calling into question integrity and clearly stated.. on both sides of the aisle. Your response is knee jerk at best.

Michael Jelineo
Michael Jelineo
3 months ago

Richard… If you served in the Military and took that oath, you are the one who believes in “THE BIG LIE” do you believe our Elections are SAFE and Security and 100% Accurate… isn’t whoever gets the most votes wins… There was Fraud in the 2020 Election NO your President “JOE BIDEN” did not win and the January 6th thing is a LIE as well… maybe you need to go do some research and learn a thing or two… Marie G. Perez is not the Answer and she is lying to Voters BIG TIME… being Registered in both Washington and Oregon to Vote, owning Homes in Both Washington and Oregon and on top of it running in Southwest Washington as a Candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. Joe Kent has my vote because he has Common Sense… Also Marie and her Husbands Business is in OREGON not Rural Skamania like everyone was thinking. #joekentforcongress

Last edited 3 months ago by Michael Jelineo
Chris younf
Chris younf
3 months ago

Joe kent all the way.. also Richard, you didn’t explain your reason why you are voting for kristina marie perez.

Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris younf

Joe absolutely!

Mary
Mary
3 months ago

I believe the word “insurrection” is a media term trying to make a demonstration into more than is was, except for the unarmed who lost their lives. The media also called the riots over the summer of 2021, “peaceful.” Words are used to create different narratives. Perhaps “Theft of a Presidency” is more accurate than “The Big Lie.”

You, sir, are lying to yourself if you believe Joe Biden got more votes than the great Obama. Let that sink in for a minute. If you are happy with how you and your neighbors are getting by with this administration made recession then you should vote for Marie. She promises to deliver the same but more of it. Higher taxes, crime, regulations etc. I liked food on shelves. I liked gas under $3, I liked bad guys in jail, I liked seeing cops on the streets, I liked lower taxes, I liked when people took out loans and THEY paid them back.

I’m voting for Joe. We need to be financially sound and safe again so we can get to new innovation and make our lives and the world’s lives better.

Crazy
Crazy
3 months ago
Reply to  Mary

From the dictionary: “Insurrection-a violent uprising against an authority or government.” So do tell how the media made January 6th more than it was by calling it an insurrection?

This is the problem, Joe Kent (like Mary) see January 6th as an appropriate way to achieve an end. It’s not right if Antifa does it in Portland and it it is not right if Trump supporters do it at the capital. At least Antifa’s antics were grounded in some semblance of fact (racial disparity in policing). No one can say the same for January 6th “protesters”.

Why is it so implausible that Biden got more votes than Obama? I didn’t vote for Obama but I was so tired of Trump’s antics I would have voted a door bell instead of him. I really don’t understand the attraction to him. He is crude, talks out of both sides of his mouth (which most politicians do), is not very smart (but smart enough to hoodwink a large portion of the republican party), wouldn’t be where he is today if it wasn’t for daddy’s money, and puts self interest over national interest.

And how would Joe make the “world’s lives” better–by handing over Europe to Russia?

Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Crazy

A couple points to consider. First of all, the folks the media showed ‘breaking in’ the Capitol were not Trump supporters.. at least not real ones. If you have ever gone to a rally, or even just gone to an event, you would be well aware Trump supporters do not wear riot gear, gas masks or masks at all. This type of gear is attributed strictly to the kind of people we saw in downtown Portland. On top of which, I had friends there and from first accounts, they all reported the people the media showed were not part of the supporting crowd and have you seen the footage of the capitol police welcoming them in, showing them where to go? As for the ANTIFA thugs, rooted in racial disparity? That is a whole other discussion.. what we saw in the summer of 2020 was paid thugs meant to cause harm. Digress.

To say Donald Trump is not smart is just plain wrong. He was, and is, a very successful business man. He holds a degree from an extremely prominent business school which if you want to argue he didn’t earn, then go find his records. Are you aware that many classmates in BO’s class cannot recall Obama ever being in their classes? Once you get to a certain point in your degree, you begin to know who you are graduating with- you are all in the same classes.

Trump crude? Well, that is by and large a discussion about what you are shown on CBS and what is true. The famous talking bite everyone wants to point to comes from a much broader interview about life as a celebrity. The whole interview has, of course, since been scrubbed as the reality doesn’t fit the narrative. He is not a groomed politician. He is a businessman and brought an entirely different way of doing to the dyed in the wool pearl clutchers like Pelosi

What this all boils down to is unless you are truly willing to do a big deep dive, then you believe what you see on MSM or what you hear from others. This is true of the candidates running today and is true of past candidates. Almost 9 years ago, our household cut off TV and cable all together. It has been freeing. I have done my research. I personally did not like everything about Trump but then I never knew him personally. What I did like was our economy, peace, low gas prices and a strong leader that world leaders respected. I am sure you will counter and say Obama laid that ground work. Research would show differently. Obama and no one in recent history could cross the line in North Korea.

Last point… DJT did take a loan from his father. So? I took many loans from my folks as I was making my way in the world. I never paid them all back like he did. Every penny. I am not saying the man was perfect, hardly. What we have now is an utter mess and needs to change. Peace!

Crazy
Crazy
3 months ago
Reply to  Wolfie

You don’t know me yet you assume I get all my information from the main stream media. That is the only rebuttal people have for all that is wrong with Trump and Trumpism.

And really, all the people storming the capitol were not all trump supporters? What were they? Biden supporters? Trump even said that those were his people. He asked that they be let in past the gates during his speech. But yeah, they are not real Trump supporters.

Some things are more important than money and I would put our democracy up as one of those things. It’s the United States of America not the United States of Trump.

I hope Perez gets elected. I hope a strong, principled non-Trump, conservative runs against her next cycle and wins

Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Crazy

You are pretty respectful so I will do the same. He was, in fact, referring to the swelling crowd of which my friends were a part of who had every desire to go to the Capitol peacefully as DJT actually called for (not the sound bite droned on in MSM) and just make their presence known. I am not saying some folks from the main crowd didn’t go in and mill around- I mean, it is a public building. But the troublemakers with the horns, etc.. fake.
They weren’t Biden supporters, either. These were PAID trouble makers. We already know lies were being told about who was where- AOC was caught red handed lying saying she was hiding under her desk.. when she wasn’t even in the building.
Democracy. We are a republic of free states United for freedom. We came here to pursue freedom from the British crown. When the news and politicans keep saying democracy, they seem to forget we are a republic.
My hope is whoever is elected it is done fairly. You believe Perez to be principled and conservative? Not from what I heard her say or do.. so may the best candidate win. Cheers!

Crazy
Crazy
3 months ago
Reply to  Wolfie

Mill around? They broke windows, stole government property, assaulted capitol police and defecated in the rotunda. Trump did nothing to stop that. I agree with JHB decision to vote for impeachment.
AOC is a nut so I’m not going to get into that.
Perez is not a conservative, but I can’t vote for any person who thinks Trump is right.
Wolfie, I appreciate the respectful discourse but to call January 6th anything but an insurrection is a lie. I am sure if I was on the side of the road with a flat you would stop to help me and I would do the same for you. I’m not going to change your mind and that is fine. All the best.

Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Crazy

I sure would help you! What you saw on January 6 was theater. The people breaking windows, etc were paid to do so by the pearl clutching likes of Nancy Pelosi etc. I never said Trump was perfect. Hardly. No man except the Lord ever was or will be. I do not lie so we will leave this at that. You have a great day and all the best to you as well.

Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
3 months ago

She has my vote as well for the same reasons!

WE THE PEOPLE VOTE RED
WE THE PEOPLE VOTE RED
3 months ago
Reply to  Amanda Blake

LOL

Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Amanda Blake

For what reasons?

JON
JON
3 months ago

Vote for Joe Kent – he’s earned our votes!

Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago
Reply to  JON

He has mine as well. Peace!

Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
3 months ago

She has my vote too!

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