Just as Democrats predicted

July 17, 2013 

Back in the 1960s I voted in my first general election. I was leaning toward Barry Goldwater because I was in the Air Force and Goldwater had a ham radio station devoted to the military overseas to use. But all my Democratic buddies said that if I voted for him, the Vietnam war would escalate, inflation would run rampant and the national deficit would skyrocket. Well, I voted for Barry Goldwater and they were right.

Noel Benner


Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service