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Letters

  • Sept. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Republicans want to break chains
    I heard the comments from Vice President Joseph Biden in which he told a group of Americans that Mitt Romney and the Republican Party “wants to put y’all back in chains.” This was made in Virginia which was part of the Confederacy in which generations of black Americans lived and died in chains.

  • Sept. 5, 2012: Our readers write

    Appreciation from CASA

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of CASA of the Heartland, I want to thank you for your support and generosity as a contributing sponsor for this year’s Casablanca event.

    Between ticket sales, sponsorships and a silent auction, CASA of the Heartland hosted the most successful Casablanca event to date. This tremendous success would not have been possible without your help.

  • Sept. 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Communities’ giving nature appreciated

    A few weeks ago, on Aug. 10, our family had the pleasure of witnessing an outpouring of love and support from our friends, family and community. At the Big Clifty Community Center, more than 100 people gathered to share food and fellowship at a benefit for my wife, Garnett, and myself.

  • Aug. 31, 2012: Our readers write

    Democrats, check out the tea party
    It is not a well-kept secret that the elite of the Democratic Party look down on the working class they depend on to stay in power. A review of the leftist blogs will show that.

  • Aug. 30, 2012: Our readers write

    Marijuana vs. flouride

    I noticed the article printed in The News-Enterprise Tuesday, Aug. 28, titled “Study: Teenagers who routinely use marijuana before age 18 may see long-term declines in IQ.” To me, this is a good reason to discourage pot use among young people.

  • Aug. 28, 2012: Our readers write

    Deal with the facts

    Are facts relevant any more when it comes to political discussions?

    Republicans don’t want big government running everything; are against regulations for businesses; want the government out of our personal lives; want people to take responsibility for their own decisions in life.

    Yet they contradict themselves when it comes to the abortion debate. They tell the woman she can’t have one. Is this a new form of slavery created by the Republicans and the religious institutions of this country? 

  • Aug. 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Yes, they did

    In his recent news conference, President Barack Obama said, “Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon.”

    In July, Stephanie Cutter, the president's deputy campaign spokeswoman, said “Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the Securities Exchange Commission, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people.”

  • Aug. 24, 2012: Our readers write

    Laughable idea

    The idea that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will fix Medicare is inaccurate, to put it mildly.

    President Barack Obama has not taken any money from Medicare for new Obamacare programs. The $716 billion he proposes are in savings taken from the supply side, ie., from health care providers, fraud and waste, over the next 10 years. The same study that backs the president’s plan also says seniors will be strapped with another $6,000-plus expense every year by the so-called Romney plan. Some fix.

  • Aug. 23, 2012: Our readers write

    Romney and Ryan will fix Medicare

    Recently, several cartoonists have joined the “Mediscare” efforts attempting to misrepresent if not out right lie about Congressman (now GOP vice president choice) Paul Ryan’s budget plan. Like many years prior, the liberals are attempting to scare senior citizens. Truth is the Ryan plan made no changes to Medicare for people 55 years or older but did offer changes to Medicare for future generations.

  • Aug. 22, 2012: Our readers write

    A good problem?

    “Schools like to have a full house,” Mark Thomas said in an Aug. 15 article in The News Enterprise (HCS enrollment up, teachers needed).

    “Large classes create some problems, but they are good problems to have,” he said. 

    These comments were made after an unexpected growth spurt in Hardin County Schools.

    The increase in students forced classes to begin with an absurd student/teacher ratio, over-crowded classrooms, shifting and moving students, and combining classrooms.