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Choices


Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Commentary

The Journal readership is fortunate to have someone with courage and common sense as an editor. I have only talked with Jason a few times, but have learned enough to know that he can't be pegged as either a Democrat or Republican. He's far too smart for that. The truth and common sense are clearly what matter most to him. He does not try to force his opinions on anyone, for only those who fear the truth must do so. He allows all opinions to be expressed, and pays for the ink and paper by which it is done! If we could only get bigger media corporations to see the same light, we might have a chance of waking America up again, before it's too late.

Let's start with the truth, ourselves. There is a lot of anger and fear floating in the air and the worse things get, the more we'll see. Don't allow ourselves to be distracted by our Republican and Democratic politicians, who will both blame the other side for our woes. They are both half right, in that they both claim the other side is "wrong." But all this reveals is that together, they are 100 percent wrong. All of the problems we face today are purely a result of massive government and our permitting its weakening of the individual.

If you were to look at a graph showing the size and scope of government in modern times, you would see that it has continually grown and in most recent times, snowballed into exponential growth. More interesting, the size and scope of our problems seem to parallel that same curve. Coincidence? But, most interesting may be that while our government has grown out of control without any hitches, the power has shifted many times between the Democrats and Republicans. I don't get it, I thought they were supposed to be different from each other? They sure act divided and are very good at dividing us, but name one thing they do differently from one another when they're in power. I thought one wanted big government and the other didn't? But if you look at only at the facts, you will see no differences.

It sickens me to listen to the Republicans rail on the Democrats' "out of control" spending of today. They do so hoping and praying that you will be so dumb as to forget that just a few of years ago it was the Republicans themselves in power who escalated spending to such levels that permitted our currently insane debt/spending. If the Republicans ever had kept any of their promises, we couldn't possibly be in the hole we're in today. They lack the courage to follow .....
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Christmas 2011- birth of a new tradition

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Commentary

From Justine Brewer

President- Southwick's Zoo Mendon, Mass.

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods- merchandise that has been ..... 
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Simple Questions?

Fri, Nov 18th, 2011
Posted in Commentary

Here are some simple questions that have the same fairly simple answer. The questions are: what is our country's standard of living based on; what does our country's standard of living mirror; and what does the money we earn reflect?

The an ..... 
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One moment, please... Minnesota: The State of Hypocrisy

Fri, Nov 18th, 2011
Posted in Commentary

Born and raised here in Minnesota, I'm a fan of everything about our great state, except for our government.

I don't care what controlling party is leading the charge, Democrat, Republican or Jesse Ventura, it's all the same; a government bu ..... 
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Freedom: an endangered species

Fri, Nov 11th, 2011
Posted in Commentary

Unfortunately, there are times when the citizens of the United States take our freedoms too lightly. We have become complacent in our thinking that the government will take care of all of our needs. We have asked government to do more for us on the ..... 
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Is the American dream history?

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Commentary

The American Dream as defined by James Adams (1931) is a better and fuller life by everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of circumstances of birth. For many throughout our history the American Dream has r ..... 
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From two million to two

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Commentary

Picture round-the clock public transportation, Arab-owned Internet cafés, Lippizaner horses clip-crossing the stonefilled walkway to their Sunday performance, and zither music a la The Third Man.

This is the city of two million I know. ..... 
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Harvest is a time of thanks

Fri, Oct 28th, 2011
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The first Thanksgiving Days were harvest festivals to thank God for plentiful crops and survival. For this reason the holiday still takes place late in the fall, after the crops have been harvested. On this day, people give thanks with feasting and ..... 
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Schools cannot do it alone

Fri, Oct 28th, 2011
Posted in Commentary

Chatfield Elementary School Reading Specialist

The title of this letter is the name of a book by Jamie Vollmer, a self proclaimed critic of public education who also happened to be the key-note speaker at a conference I recently attended. Hi ..... 
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