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October 25, 2010

Sounding Board, 10-24-10

Ada — “Our nation is slowly becoming a dictatorship. Three cases in point: The government has allowed the courts to determined the tranquility of its people when they removed God from the schools and public places. Next, they removed Judge Gore and barred him from having the Ten Commandments in his court. Now, the government is telling us we must have insurance at the taxpayers’ expense. I thought a republic was by the people and for the people, not the other way around.”

“With the upcoming elections around the corner I would like to quote a statement made by Abraham Lincoln. ‘You may fool all the people some of the time. You can even fool some of the people all of the time. But you can’t fool all the people all the time.”

“In reference to the attorney general debate you had in the paper. I wonder why you did not mention anything about the Illinois River lawsuit. It was mentioned the majority of the time during the debate and it was not mentioned at all in the article.”

“To the publisher, would you stop telling the people how to vote in the paper on state questions? Present the questions and stop telling people how to vote.”

B.C. Sorry, but that's why it's called an 'Opinion' page. If you have a different opinion you are free to exercise it at the ballot box.

“Isn’t there a law that salvage yards need to be fenced? If so, who enforces this law?”

“The voice of political opinion is a right that has been granted to us. Evidently in this political climate you are even allowed to stretch the truth, slant it, twist it or wad it up. What I object to most is evoking judgment of another’s Christianity, as reflected in a recent Letter to the Editor.  I encourage the writer to read and reflect on Luke 6:41-42.”

“I am for State Question 744 because I feel that our children are not prepared to go to college."

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