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Opinion Letters

As we go full throttle into the holiday season, I think it would be really nice for everyone to remember to be kind to one another. I often wonder why it seems to be so easy for someone to say something mean as opposed to something nice. Why is it easier to give someone a mean hand gesture instead of a smile? Why is it so easy to spread gossip versus spreading the good news of someone’s accomplishments? The world is full of negative things that seem to spread like cancer or spread like wildfire. Why then does it seem so hard to spread the nice, the happy and the positive?


Does anyone really believe that Republicans would have any qualms about raising issues concerning Hillary Clinton's history or her character during the campaign if she were to win the Democratic nomination? There are real weaknesses in her candidacy and they need to be raised during the Democratic Primary vetting process.

There can be no double standard about raising issues of character and history within the field of Democratic candidates. The Clinton campaign doesn't seem concerned about harming Bernie Sanders' chances in the general election by smearing him with false allegations of misogyny, racism and being "soft" on gun control.


It is an article of faith among Republicans that the cure for an ailing economy is to implement massive tax cuts. It’s like a litany – something you’ve repeated so often that you don’t necessarily have to think about what you’re saying. The theory is that if you cut taxes, revenue will actually increase. We’ve tried this experiment before and it hasn’t worked.

In recent history, this belief was first seriously implemented early in the Reagan administration through massive tax cuts that increased the national debt 186 percent ($1.42 trillion) over the debt he inherited from President Carter. It would have been much worse had he not approved multiple subsequent tax increases during his term in office. This trend continued under the first President Bush who increased the national debt another 54 percent ($1.03 trillion in 4 years) over that achieved by Reagan.


The elevated Bible verses impart some Bible truth worthy of our attention. St. John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” The more truth you have and know is the more blessing of God you have.

St. John 1:17, “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” Galatians 3:1,“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth.” Galatians 3:11, “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by faith. Galatians 3:18, “For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.”


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