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Nature seems to renew itself in early spring, the clean cool fresh air, the blooming of wild rose, azaleas, and rhododendrons, life seems to spring forth from everywhere. But nature also seems in the decline, the reduction of habitats and forest areas are putting stress upon nature. Pollutants are effecting even places seldom ever visited as in the Arctic regions. We have the different species of plants and animals that are under stress for their survival. Nature seems it's looking for some relief, but it's having difficulty in getting there. This to some extent has always been with us, but seems more so today than ever before, it even seems to parallel the plight of the world which we live, in that every nation even ours seems to be in decline looking everywhere for relief and a direction to follow. We look for something or someone we can trust with character, and a track record we can build our trust upon, but again, we never seem to get there.


What exactly is Socialism? Socialism can be explained in two words, “government control.”

The majority of people do not even know that there are only eight levels of control that must be obtained before you create a social state known as socialism.

1.) Healthcare: Control healthcare and you control the people and their medical needs.

2.) Poverty: Increase the poverty level as high as possible. Poor people are easy to control and won’t fight back if you give them everything they need to survive.


What to do? On a recent pouring-down-rain Saturday when my daughter and grandsons were here for their annual three-day visit, the boys opted for “let’s go to the movies” and moaned and groaned when I dragged them down to the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum on Phillips Street, only because I had been there fleetingly just once and many people have said it is really a special place to learn more about the rocks and minerals in the “Gem Capital of the World.”


We had reason, recently, to use the services of Angel Medical Center in Franklin and the experience was so remarkably good we want to take this opportunity to publicly thank the hospital staff. From volunteers, to nursing staff, to doctors, each person was not only thoroughly professional, they were also cheerful and very aware of patient needs, comfort and safety.

One doctor we spoke with said, "I take a lot of pride in this little hospital," and we realized that indeed is the spirit we felt there: pride. Each person takes pride in their job well done which creates a successful team and ultimately a feeling of security and confidence for the patient.


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