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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Constitution

Letters to the Editor

Carolyn Ross writes about the decision to classify the Fort Hood shooting as “workplace violence” rather than terrorism and urges citizens upset with that decision to let leaders know their displeasure. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

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    Foundations

    Guest columnist Will Dabbs writes about the importance of foundations and how we in the United States stand on the one established by our founding fathers. (March 27, 2013, Page 4)

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      Our leaders must know, and follow, the Constitution

      Guest columnist Maxine H. Karr quotes some of our country’s founding fathers and other statemen in making the point that our leaders today should know, and adhere to, the Constitution written when the United States was formed. (March 6, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        David Smith writes to take issue with a recent guest column about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, saying that court decisions make it possible to follow a document that was written hundreds of years ago. (February 21, 2013, Page 4)

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          Why it matters

          Dr. Will Dabbs takes a look at our Constitution and tells why he and others defend it so strongly in a guest column. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

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            Guns as targets in times of tragedy

            Dr. Will Dabbs writes a guest column about gun use and gun control in light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, noting that there are issues that need to be dealt with rather than almost immediately seeking a gun ban. (January 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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              We get what we work for, deserve

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that it appears our government is no longer “of the people” but “of the two parties” because of the division in ideology, and suggests it might be because citizens are no longer working as hard in the system. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Government – or the lack of it

                Local columnist T.J. Ray admits he’s no constitutional scholar nor an attorney, but he still wonders about common beliefs about our country and its form of government and representation. Are we becoming a government run by the minority, he asks. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Rights or privileges?

                  Do we have rights? Or are lots of things we consider rights just privileges? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at those questions and others when it comes to rights and Constitutional rights. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Robert J. Osterman writes to give an engineer’s perspective on banning loggers from driving across wooden bridges on CR 432, while Charles Scott writes to say that the convictions of Zach and Dickie Scruggs should be overturned now that those laws have been declared unconstitutional. (July 11, 2011, Page 4)

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