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Political hypocrisy evident on left – and right

Webster defines hypocrisy as: The practice of expressing feelings, beliefs, or virtues one does not hold or possess. Americans have become so accustomed to political exaggerations that we are not offended at specific lies. We should be offended. Hypocrisy is lying when the liar knows the truth. This hypocrisy is affecting our faith in the character…

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No good arguments against bans, wall

People protesting a ban that was signed by President Donald Trump are saying it is a religious ban and unconstitutional. It is neither. Bans and restrictions have been applied to various countries for security or economic reasons by numerous presidents. All cases, including this, have been for the protection of American citizens. People are in…

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Women’s March demonstrates flawed focus

A co-worker asked if I wanted to attend the “Women’s March.” I asked, “Women’s March? What’s that?” She explained there are marches planned across the country to protest President Donald Trump, his opposition to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood and the gender wage gap. Obviously this woman didn’t know me very well. I said, “No…

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Where does the money go?

Do you ever wonder why we keep getting solicitations daily? I, like many of you, probably wonder from time to time why am I constantly getting pleas for money from every worthy cause. I get them from network food banks, senior centers, homeless shelters, youth programs, after-school programs, Adopt a Platoon, Troops Direct, veterans groups…

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Fairfield development stinks

You know you have a slam-dunk issue when a “Left View” column agrees with this column and Sarah Palin! Jack Batson’s article from last week about the Rockville Springs development in the Cordelia/Green Valley Village discussed the Fairfield City Council’s posture toward this pending rezoning request and how it stinks of “Crony Capitalism” because most…

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More examples of American liberty lost

Continuing last week’s fractional listing of liberties lost by Americans since 1930s: Nearly 4,000 regulations are processing through the federal bureaucracy in the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency. More than 600 of these, and 50 more by Jan. 20, will cost the economy over $100 million each, breaking all previous records. Total economic cost…

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Plenty of examples of American liberty lost

The primary objective of America’s founders was liberty, defined as freedom of each person to do anything he wanted that did not harm his neighbor. The current definition permits only politically correct actions. Citizens’ unawareness of government actions is indicated by recent statements by local letter writers that they and their friends do not know…

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Eternally grateful for many things

This time of year, I like to focus on the things for which I am grateful. I want those things to continue as the positive, bedrock of my life in this new year. I believe strongly that if I don’t spend time reflecting and being humbly appreciative of all my life’s blessings, they might go…

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Magical thinking nothing more than folly

I often wonder how great it must be to make decisions based on what “feels good.” It must be great to decide to do anything that feels good to you, forget the consequences to everyone else. It seems this is the way you make decisions if you are a “progressive.” I could never do this. As…

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Political establishment rife with hypocrisy

The Nov. 8 surprise is bringing forth much speculation about future political decisions. This column will present some related facts for both conservative and progressive minds. America’s politics of 2016 bears no resemblance to 1955 and citizens who have not kept up with changes are endangering the future of America. A good friend with a…

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