Remembering 9/11 :: September 11, 2001

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Opinion Letters

During the Christmas holiday, my wife and our two daughters, ages 9 and 4, went to Big Bear Park to enjoy the warm day with my sister, brother-in-law and their four-year-old son who were here in Franklin from California for a family visit.

The park was quite busy as the sun was shining. My youngest daughter and I went to the upper part of the park to swing and my family drifted up behind us. While we were swinging, two young teenage boys rode up on bicycles along with a mediumsized dog. They occupied the two swings closest to the parking lot. My youngest daughter was in the swing closest to them and I was pushing her. My eldest daughter was next and then my four year old nephew.

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I would like to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to John McGaha and Nathan's Paint & Body Shop for stopping and helping my husband and I rescue our new mattress from the middle of the highway. With the blistering cold and high winds last Saturday it would have been impossible for the two of us to get our mattress back in the truck alone.

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President Obama’s newest mantra to accompany his class warfare strategy is “fairness”…….let’s be sure the “playing field is fair” for all says he. Let’s take a look at the “fairness” record of the President and his Democrat followers.

Is it fair that 47% of Americans pay no federal taxes while the President calls for increased taxes to “soak the rich”? If fairness is the goal, Obama and Democrats would support the Fair Tax or Flat Tax plan.

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I am writing in response to your article about the unfortunate death of an elderly couple, one member under hospice care, who chose to end their lives with violence. We force such decisions upon people by failing to make a more reasonable choice available to them. It is sad that we, as the makers of our laws, refuse to allow those with terminal or debilitating illnesses to end their lives with dignity. Further, a non-violent death may not leave the family of the deceased with such a high level of sadness and possibly guilt.

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