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March 15, 2013

Letters to the Editor - March 15, 2013

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The country needs full-time employment to increase the tax base and grow the economy; the fastest growing segment in the country now is part-time employment and unemployment. The economy will never return to its robust state that would put a car in every garage and a chicken in every pot ... instead we have unemployment checks in millions of mail boxes!

Lonnie Williams, Weatherford

Things to ponder

Dear Editor,

The president said, “ I cant force a budget deal, I’m not a dictator.”

Could have fooled me. He picks and chooses which laws that he wants to follow. He sues Arizona for enforcing immigration law, which is written to mirror the federal law. Contrary to what his administration claims, the border is not safer than it has ever been.

The president has told the justice department to ignore the Defense of Marriage Act. I was under the impression that the law would need to be changed by the legislative branch and signed by the president. The justice department is suing California for enacting Proposition Eight, which is an anti-same sex marriage law. There has been no concern over the legal use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. I was under the impression that marijuana is illegal under federal law.

Picking and choosing which laws to enforce is what dictators do.

The president refuses to release his college transcripts. Do you wonder why? Is it possible that his grades are embarrassing, or could it be that he attended college as a foreign student?

Those who participate in the Head Start program do not show an advantage over those who did not. The Head Start program is part of the war on poverty, and has been in place since the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. In my opinion, all that it has accomplished is assuring there are more Democrat voters. The war on poverty has cost trillions of dollars and there are just as many poor folk, percentage wise, as there was before the program began.

Why are we cutting our military budget, and subsidizing the military of other countries that are not our friends? Why do we support the United Nations, when they vote against us most of the time?

Richard Feuilly, Weatherford

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