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Monday, March 4, 2013
The president's dubious achievements
I read with interest Alan Glick's defense of President Obama ("Criticism of Obama overlooks the facts," Feb. 21 letter).
Let's take the "achievements": a massive health care program that few apparently have read or fully understand (the law of unintended consequences will come into play here) will cost billions, and is already leading to more part-time workers and to doctors rejecting Medicare patients; a stimulus package that also cost billions, saving businesses that should have failed.
I trust Glick has a lot of money for the government. It'll be asking for it soon.
Gun owners love the United States
Re: "Power of the people is not derived from guns" (Feb. 25 commentary by Glenn Rose):
It's (sad that Rose has apparently joined the elitist "good for me, but not for thee," company of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, etc. Surely we all deserve security like them.
They don't think so.
As a gun owner, he ought to re-examine his reasons and intentions to do so. He is so wrong on many fronts.
First, the National Rifle Association has reported fair studies showing gun violence is down while ownership has increased.
Second, the NRA represents the mindset of several groups that include gun owners who are the legal, responsible best friends of neighbors and police. We vote.
Third, with all due respect, what former teacher doesn't know that the Second Amendment was written for 13 colonies without "Southern problems"? Gun owners don't fear, but love, our government.
We worry about over-zealous politicians who've made such a mess that we have millions of illegal gun predators.
Some are deranged and need to be reported.
Finally, we love our military. They are us and will most likely deter a tyrannical government to defend our Bill of Rights, including press and religion.
C. E. TOWNSEND III
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