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September 12, 2018
Reader Opinion: First Amendment
As a writer you have to love the First Amendment. That way back when the Constitution was written, they saw fit to allow people to express their opinions through the media. Now that's not to say you can use that freedom recklessly. They also saw fit to have you hauled into a court...
September 12, 2018 - 2:30am
September 3, 2018
Reader Opinion: The passing of a patriot
When we lost John McCain the other day we didn't just lose a patriot, we lost one of the most respected politicians of our day. I'm not a party person when it comes to politics so it wasn't through any affiliation with that, that I loved John McCain. It was simply the respect I had...
September 3, 2018 - 2:30am
August 6, 2018
Reader Opinion: Baseball
Last week the Minnesota Twins shook us all up a little by trading off Brian Dozier. Players like Dozier are the only reason I went to the games at all. Although you want the team to win, you don't really go expecting to see the Twins win, because we have found that's far from a sure...
August 6, 2018 - 8:30am
July 28, 2018
Reader Opinion: The cost of smoking
I sat outside of a dollar store the other day and there was an advertisement on the window for Camel Cigarettes—$9.05 a pack it said. Back in the early '60s that was my choice of smokes and they were about a quarter a pack. For me, my smoking days were short lived and I quit...
July 28, 2018 - 7:30am
July 22, 2018
Reader Opinion: The cost of smoking
I sat outside of a dollar store the other day and there was an advertisement on the window for Camel Cigarettes. 9.05 a pack it said. Back in the early '60s that was my choice of smokes and they were about a quarter a pack. For me, my smoking days were short lived and I quit before...
July 22, 2018 - 6:30am
July 16, 2018
Reader Opinion: We need God
It was the Fourth of July week and it's a tradition in our church to end the service with a patriotic song. This year it was "God Bless America." I could not help but think that we are such a nation of hypocrites sometimes, when we invoke God's help with our nation's problems but...
July 16, 2018 - 7:30am
July 9, 2018
Reader Opinion: Not how it's supposed to be
So I used to know how our government was supposed to work and it went something like this. People, mostly fellow citizens, expressed interest in being in office and announced their intentions to run for office. In their campaigns they would announce how they felt on the issues and...
July 9, 2018 - 11:30am
July 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: Back to the basics
If we could solve poverty we could solve a lot of problems in society. Most of the problems we associate with race really have to do with poverty. Educated people usually find a way to sustain themselves and make a living. Uneducated people are more prone to find illegal ways to make...
July 2, 2018 - 4:30am
June 26, 2018
Reader Opinion: We lost
I was with friends for supper a while back when their 14-year-old son asked a question about something that was political in nature. His father said, "There are so many good things to have a conversation about tonight, why would you want to talk about that?" To my knowledge, all of...
June 26, 2018 - 10:30am
June 16, 2018
Reader Opinion: Happy Father's Day
So it's Father's Day. A day not to just honor our dads but a day to remind us—who are dads—that we need to work hard to accept that honor with no guilt. We need to say I did my best, with what I had, to be a good father to my kids. To have been there for them when they...
June 16, 2018 - 7:30am
June 9, 2018
Reader Opinion: New campaign rules
In 1964 when I was just a young man, over three quarters of the public supported and believed our congressional leaders. Today it is less then one in five. Who would even want to be a part of an organization like that? I'll tell you who. People who are in it for themselves. People...
June 9, 2018 - 7:30am
June 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: How it works
Have you ever wondered what our government would be like without paid lobbyists who have lots of money to hand out? I have no problem with lobbyists; they serve a function educating legislators about their views and why they are important. Others give opposing views and somewhere...
June 2, 2018 - 8:30am
May 26, 2018
Reader Opinion: Science
The May 13 Dispatch had an article on our warming atmosphere. An extended period of readings of 440 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the air. This wasn't unexpected but it is still alarming because it is within the upper threshold of what science says we can tolerate without...
May 26, 2018 - 7:30am
May 19, 2018
Reader Opinion: Drugs
Some of the people in this country are supportive of the president's wishes to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico. It is their hope that it will keep undesirables out of this country and that includes drugs. America's problem with drugs is rooted in one thing that...
May 19, 2018 - 7:30am
May 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: What happened the national debt?
I have written many times before about this countries problem with debt. In fact I have written about it so much that this will probably be the last time I am going to write about it. No one is serious about it anyway. It was always alarming to me that we could be so cavalier about...
May 11, 2018 - 8:30am