HAPPY EASTER!

- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

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Opinion Letters

Now that our schools in western North Carolina are underway, it is time to take a look at the devastating impact of the Republican-led state budget on public education in our region. It is also important that a challenge be rendered to the rhetoric advocated by the Republican leadership and particularly by the State Senator from this district, Jim Davis.

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I must have missed the small print when I agreed to have Duke Energy provide me with electricity.

Apparently, I agreed to have them come unannounced to my home and spray an unknown chemical less than 10 feet from my water well.

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The Tea Party members in Congress are demanding cuts to Medicare, the government insurance program that provides health care to millions of elderly and disabled Americans.

Unfortunately, they are taking a “Band-Aid on a bullet hole” approach to cutting the costs of this program.

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The Tea Party Triumverate (Bob Wilson, Don Swanson, and Vic Drummond) have all had their turn at vilifying a previous letter writer who had the audacity to humorously yet clearly spell out beliefs counter to theirs.

I am surprised some local papers accepted these letters, but I think everyone, including the original letter writer, is still privileged to think, speak and write their own beliefs by that very Constitution the Tea-folk claim to hold in such high esteem.

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