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Letters

  • The Tea Party 02-04-2011

    The tea party “grass roots” movement has awakened both political parties as to the needs of the people.

    However, it is amusing to read the Tea Party guest column of Jan. 28. It goes on to quote the Declaration Of Independence: “All men are created equal etc. etc.” yet fails to show the Tea Party is mainly an all-white organization with a very small minority representation. It has also failed to control or denounce its followers who have displayed placards showing our elected president as Hitler and claim he was not born in the U.S.

  • Who’s right is it anyway? 02-04-2011

  • The other 98 02-04-2011

    I found a recent letter to the editor titled “Educating who?” very offensive. The writer paints today’s youth as virtueless dolts and unworthy of education.

    Does anyone remember a TV show called “The Other 98?” That show celebrated the accomplishments of 98 percent of the youth of the 1960s and ignored the questionable behavior of the 2 percent. The 1960s was another time when youth was branded as less than virtuous by their senior counterparts.

  • The Tea Party 01-28-2011

  • A spark of light 01-28-2011

    It is unfortunate that a horrific event like the shooting in Arizona has to occur before people who dare to call themselves civilized stop and consider that words can be weapons.

    I concede that a straight line cannot be drawn from violent political rhetoric and imagery to the heinous acts of a mentally disturbed individual. It is also true that this reprehensible hate mongering cannot be exclusively pinned to one political party.

  • Educating who? 01-28-2011

    The president keeps spouting about spending money to improve education.

    My question is: Where is the fodder coming from to be educated?

    Has anyone taken note of what is available for education?

    How about the sterling specimens on the “Skins,” “Jersey Shore,” “Lady Gaga?” Without a doubt, they will make outstanding scientists, mathematicians, teachers, astronauts, and physicians.

  • Don't point fingers 01-21-2011

  • Double dipping 01-21-2011

  • Sustainable development 01-21-2011

    Sustainable Development is a premiere United Nations issue.

    It encompasses Agenda 21. If you want to become acquainted with its extremes take a look at the Zeitgeist Movement.  A check of the video “Fly Over Europe” slide #9, Copenhagen will give you a picture of sustainable development in action. The sustainable community right before your eyes.

    Sustainability is a global issue promoted, and implemented by the UN.

  • Gun licenses 01-21-2011

    To drink alcohol you must have a license.

    To get married you must have a license.

    To drive a car you must have a license.

    To buy a gun you must have enough money.

    If everyone needed a license to buy a gun you would have a better chance not to be killed because some psychotic person had enough money to buy a gun.

    The American Rifle Association thinks it is a constitutional right for anyone to get a gun. This means they believe that any criminal or psychotic has a constitutional right to kill you.