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February 17, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 17, 2013

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Sincerely,

William Picou, Weatherford

What democracy looks like

Dear Editor,

The right-wing extremists are still trying to sell you their issues that were on the 2012 presidential election menu. Their talking points were decided not to be what a majority of Americans who vote, and stood for hours in line, to decide.

They included many women, and minority groups and students, in which right wing politicians attempted to dictate what their personal lives, and livelihoods should be. I believe today, if a promotion of a Republican agenda is presented in any public meeting or forum, other opposing views should be given an opportunity to be heard. “That’s what Democracy actually looks like.”

People need to be able to think for their self, and decide for their self. It is quite concerning to me that 65 percent of the nation’s wealth, is held and controlled by the top 5 percent of Americans. This includes corporate CEO’s and millionaires and billionaires. This greed started under President Reagan, but became a landslide under  the George W. Bush administration.

Just before Barack Obama’s first term took office, America was losing 750,000 jobs a month. Our economy was in free fall. As far those who still do not want to hear the public’s voices in some civic meetings, and religious conclaves, don’t forget what President Ronald Reagan said in 1987 to the Russian premier, “Tear down this wall.”

This symbolized government freedom for all people. Although this was in Germany, it was a move to open up the voices that had been squelched into silence for years, by the previous leader – Adolf Hitler.

Darwin Yeary, Weatherford

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