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‘Honest, law-abiding fellow’

Does “Joe” deserve your vote because he’s an “honest, law-abiding fellow.” Local columnist T.J. Ray says no, but he also wonders how many real honest, law-abiding fellows there are out there. (June 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Who to vote for … who to vote for

    Local columnist T.J. Ray is looking over his options as far as voting in upcoming elections, and he’s wondering about candidates from both major parties. (April 24, 2015, Page 4A)

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      A letter to Debbie Wasserman Schultz

      Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Democratic National Committee telling them that he doesn’t need any correspondence or surveys from her political party — or any party, for that matter. (November 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Gerald Walton writes to express disagreement with the idea that there is a “moral obligation” or “duty” to vote for a particular candidate or party. (July 4, 2014, 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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            Two-party system not shining these days

            Statesmen, authors and others have warned, through the years, of the problems our country’s two-party political system could cause. Editor Don Whitten writes that’s exactly what seems to be happening these days as politicians seemed more concerned about their parties than the people they are supposed to serve. (August 22, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jeff Justis writes about the Republican candidates for president and how some of their stances and those of the GOP create a paradox. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Should political parties be dissolved?

                Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Angie and Alex Dorris write to show support for Sen. Gray Tollison and to say they voted for the man, not the letter “D” or “R,” while Dicki King wrote on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club to thank all that had a pat in the recent on-line auction. (November 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Willie Baker writes to say he voted for a Democrat and not a Republican in the state Senate race, while Betty Williams writes to inform readers about November being Native American Heritage Month. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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