My letter has to do with our 2012 elections and the candidates, and the coal and gas business. What if Hank Williams Jr. were elected as president and he turned Washington D.C. into an Agriculture Center? And decided such cities as Wheeling and Charleston and Huntington were needed for dairy farms and meat packing plants? And our state and national produce was to be farm produce instead of coal and gas, and all of West Virginia was needed for grazing land for the cattle? What would business rights of way verses personal private landowner rights be then?
Or what if it was decided the city of New Martinsville is needed to be demolished for natural gas explorations? What kind of a picture are we getting now? Who has the preferred privileged rights over the other?
And as with our elections, I do think now is the time for the Mountain Party candidates and we the people to make ourselves heard. And as to the presidential elections, there are a lot of issues with Mitt Romney. I am not sure I agree with or if he will be the best man for president, but it looks like he might have the best chance to run against Barack Obama. But I am still interested in Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.
And I do read many news publications and take interest in the opinion and letters sections.
Leonard C. McIe
French Creek, W.Va.