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Opinion Letters

Just to start, I think time has come for both parties to be dissolved and start over using the Constitution as it is more relevant now than ever. Thanks to the worst government in modern times, we are in bad shape! All 465 of the politicians in DC should be fired then continue down to the lowest elected official. They work for us, we can fire them. Make government smaller not bigger.

Don't get me wrong as the problem are shared by Democrats and Republicans.

Democrats want votes and control by keeping the less fortunate down. They don't want voters to have an ID card as it's easier to foster corruption. What! I just said corruption! Wow, that's hard to believe that politicians could be corrupt. They are in the game for themselves not for you.

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Your faith in God through the Lord Jesus Christ counts more than what some people can imagine. The Bible verse Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

Romans 4:13-15 - “For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect. Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.”

“For by faith ye stand.” II Corinthians 1:24.

Floyd Cruse — Franklin, N.C.

Appalachian Animal Rescue Center (aka Macon Humane Society) would like to thank all of those who were kind enough to attend our annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Fatz Restaurant right here in Franklin on June 20.

The AARC is funded solely through donations so our fundraisers are extremely important. Most who came paid more than the required $7 per ticket and left tips on the table as well. And all the men seemed pleased to get a surprise Father’s Day gift of a small tool.

People like you are the heart and soul of our organization. We cannot thank you enough for taking time out of your busy day to help us fulfill our mission. Also, a big thanks to Fatz for once again allowing us to use their restaurant and cook.

Fur-ever yours,

The AARC Board of Directors

I always enjoy reading Mr. Hasara’s essays. They never fail to make me think. His essay entitled “Absurdity of symbolic threats” is no exception, but in this case I think his argument overlooks some important points.

First, some background. A symbol becomes a symbol because of its assumed values. A symbol is a visual image that figuratively stands for an idea or a group of ideas. Normally, the evolution of an image into a symbol takes some time. Seldom are they recognized instantly as symbolic. How long did it take a swastika to be acknowledged as a symbol of the Nazi party? How long did it take a cross to be acknowledged as a symbol of Christianity? And so on.

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