A great visit to Las Vegas Tribune
By Perly Viasmensky
Las Vegas Tribune
With the absence of Rolando Larraz, I am the only one handling the Tribune affairs; maybe the suit is too big for me, but I will try to narrow it down to my size, yet keeping the courage he always displayed. This past Monday my friend, Stan Hyt, the best candidate for the position of Sheriff — yes, my friend because I sincerely consider him and his wife my friends — stopped by the Tribune office to introduce me to a lady running for the United States Senate. Through the door came a young, beautiful woman—so beautiful she looked like she just came from a beauty pageant—and extremely friendly, too. Immediately, I thought to myself, too beautiful; I wonder if she has in mind all my worries and concerns. To my surprise, she was also extremely intelligent; a smart woman. Her name is Sharelle Mendenhall.
We talked a little about almost everything and the things missing in the State of Nevada. But my main concern was the crisis at our southern border that has been taken over by drug cartels. Sharelle Mendenhall believes our borders need to be closed to secure the legal process of immigration and help to reduce the burden of drugs and crimes pouring in. Almost one million people have crossed our border. She also said, “We need to be tough on criminals ending strategic attacks.”
We didn’t go into specifics but I hope she meant strategic attacks by criminals and against our police officers. Only two months into the year and 75 police officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. In just two short days, Stan Hyt had introduced me to two people who have honestly impressed me; people I never thought I was going to meet.
On Tuesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Fred Simon, who is running for Governor of the State of Nevada. The very first thing Dr. Simon told me when he shook my hand was, “I am not campaigning today; I only came to meet you.” By the way, Dr. Simon is a doctor, not a “provider.” So, since he was not campaigning when we met, I decided to check him out. Dr. Fred Simon has run one of the elite trauma centers in the United States. One of his top priorities when he becomes governor will be Voter ID, which will require every voter to provide a government-issued photo ID with a signature in order to vote, and he will ban electronic voting machines and mass mail ballots.That is something that should have been done a long time ago. I have witnessed people voting in our elections who did not speak a word of English, but they showed up to vote with a printout from the Culinary and Carpenter Unions telling them how to vote. On top of that, they asked people around them to read the printout because unfortunately many of those people didn’t know how to read or write. It is time for all of us, AMERICANS, to wake up and defend our individual States, so our country can be free again.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.