Farm­ers in­sulted

The Kansas City Star - - Opinion -

An open let­ter to Michael Bloomberg:

I rarely speak about pol­i­tics, but when I heard you said in 2016, “I could teach any­body ... to be a farmer,” it stirred a fire within me.

Be­ing a farmer takes a great tal­ent and a spe­cial breed of per­son. As a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, I would ex­pect bet­ter from you. As the wife of a farmer, I am ap­palled that you would speak about an is­sue with­out re­search­ing it. If you can’t take time to know your sub­ject mat­ter be­fore open­ing your mouth, I wouldn’t want you to be our pres­i­dent. I couldn’t trust you to ex­e­cute the laws of the land — not to men­tion the night­mares I would have with you in charge of our armed forces.

How could any­one trust you with the is­sues when you don’t know what it takes to get food from the field to the plate?

You will not be get­ting my vote, nor those of the vast ma­jor­ity of Amer­i­can farm­ers, I would bet. Think of this the next time you cut into your steak: You have in­sulted ev­ery­one who puts food into your mouth. - Kelly Harms, Cole Camp, Mis­souri

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