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February 17, 2013

Letters to the Editor 2/17/13

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More solutions for country’s ills

Dear Editor:

Captain “Jack” had a good list of solutions for our countries problems. I agree with some of them and won’t comment. Here are my comments on the others:

No. 1. I assume he means the Democrats who are keeping the country poor by killing jobs. Rich people and businesses create jobs. Poor people and the government don’t. The only people being “punished” in this country are those who are successful and producing jobs.

No. 4. The House of Representatives was established to give each state a voice, based on size. Some states only have a few members in Congress. How would the seats be divided fairly? Would each state get two? That would not be based on size.

No. 7. I agree if we include unions to the list of groups that can’t donate.

No. 10. The courts are supposed to rule based on the Constitution, not “what is right for the people.” “What is right” depends on your political beliefs. Some believe in personal freedom and responsibility. Others want the government to take care of them by taking money from others.

No. 13. Our country is a republic, not a democracy. The Electoral College was established to give each state some say on who is president. If elections were based on popular vote, no one would care about Alabama and other small states.

Captain “Jack” missed several important items:

No. 1. Take the bulk of power away from the Feds and give it to the states, where it belongs.

No. 2. Emphasize personal freedom and responsibility by eliminating government handouts. Our country did fine taking care of the poor when the families, churches and neighbors did it.

No. 3. Leave our guns alone.

No. 4. Stop being soft on terrorists while trying to kill religion in this country.

No. 5. Emphasize the family. Too many children don’t have a father.

No. 5. Stop killing babies before they are born.

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