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Letters to the Editor

Rob Winkler writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and to say that no one is calling for the government to “disarm all citizens.” (January 31, 2013, Page 4)

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    Questionable behavior by elected officials

    Elected government officials are supposed to be representing us, right? News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a couple of these officials and some recent actions that appear somewhat questionable, and he wonders if they’re aware of the perception and appearance many of their constituents are getting. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

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      ‘Fiscal cliff’ game goes down to the wire

      The biggest game over the past four or five days wasn’t in the NFL or NCAA; it was in Washington as government officials played the “Fiscal Cliff” bowl. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the game, picking out some highlights and some good and bad plays. (January 2, 2013, Page 4)

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        Candidates must stand for something

        Local columnist T.J. Ray cites the words of former presidents Grover Cleveland and John Adams in writing about candidates and how they must take a stance and then stand by that stance. (October 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Joanne Wilkinson writes about Ley Falkner’s persistence in trying to get supervisors to consider new laws for the county, adding that all of them would benefit the county overall. (October 5, 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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              Letters to the Editor

              Carolyn Ross writes to offer some of the words and wisdom of local statesman L.Q.C. Lamar and to point out that it would be very appropriate in today’s times. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Food Stamp Fallout

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the world of food stamps through his conservative eyes and also through the liberal progressive eyes of one of his daughters. (July 24, 2012, Page 4)

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                  A reminder

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray introduces an assignment about budgets, debt and the government’s role and looks at how well we’re doing. The interesting thing is when the assignment was actually first introduced. (May 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Cal Bowen writes about taxes we all pay and touts the FairTax as a system that is simple and transparent. (March 8, 2012, Page 4)

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