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Opinion Letters

All the writing from Sissy Pattillo about how everything was on the up and up. All the Town Board was doing was trying to look after the well-being of Franklin. Trying to make it the best little town in the whole world is foolishness, and is an insult to the mentality of the citizens for whom Franklin is home.

Without going into too much detail, let us make a short list of efforts and accomplishments that put the entire Town Board in a less than bright light of integrity.


I have always had a problem with numbers. I joke that numbers traumatized me at an early age. One number that baffles me is the unemployment numbers. See if you can figure this out: Using a low figure, we have had 300,000 new unemployment claims per week for months. So this would give us 1.2 million newly unemployed people per month, right? For the month of July the economy created 160,000 jobs, the best since February. Everyone was excited. How is that good news? Now not being good with numbers I am going to just say that leaves 800,000 people without jobs. This gets even more puzzling to me. After months of unemployment staying steady at 8.2 percent, we get an increase in jobs and unemployment climbs to 8.3 percent. Do you think maybe there is no truth in any of the numbers being told to the American people?


In regard to the letter of “Don’t blame Iran for wanting nuclear weapons,” I think you need to check your facts. Iran’s president wants Israel destroyed and off the face of the map.

If you study the Bible you would know that G-d gave Israel that land. I don’t think any person or set of people should be abused, but if you check your Bible, you will see that G-d blesesd the nations who were friendly to Israel. If we become unfriendly towards Israel, G-d will judge this country, be sure of that.


A recent local letter writer cautioned us to dig for truth and find facts before we go to the polls.

What wonderful advice. However, she should have taken her own counsel and stopped immediately at the end of her first paragraph while she was still ahead.

She immediately named George Soros as singularly responsible for everything wrong in our “system,” then repeated old misinformation, twisted history and outright lies that have been disproven numerous times by researchers from several verifiable sources. Secondarily, she asserts that Mr. Soros and the United Nations have dark plans and alludes to conspiracies for our future. (I'm not particularly defending this man, but find this an example of relentlessly unreliable “fact-finding.”)


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