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Politics behind class warfare

January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: In his speeches, President Obama drones on and on about “fairness,” everyone doing his “fair” share and paying “fair” taxes. Who decides what is “fair?” Why, big government devotees, of course. They start with the assumption that the fruit of our labor belongs to them and they have the right to decide how [&hellip...

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Literacy vital

January 17, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: Every legislator who votes against making every third-grader who can’t read at that level repeat that grade should absolutely be voted out because it’s obvious that that legislator is in the back pocket of the NEA union. The dues-paying...

War changes people

January 17, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: I suppose we’ve all seen the picture of several Marines urinating on the bodies of alleged Taliban terrorists by now and the uproar it has caused. While I don’t condone that type of behavior, I do criticize what I saw on CNN this morning; a...

Don’t glorify Billy the Kid

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments (1)

Dear Editor: Tragically, New Mexico is nationally ranked seventh per capita in violent crime — many of the victims have been minors. Criminals (e.g. the Memphis Gang) have flocked and are flocking to our state, because in their own words, “New Mexico is...

Failing education system

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Dolen’s letter; I criticized free lunches, uniforms, planners and computers in the classroom not on their individual merits, but because each was sold to the public with the promise that each would be the answer to poor...

Three decisions in 30 days

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: KOB reported on Aug. 30, 2011, that Governor Martinez has called a 30-day special legislation session for the decennial redistricting. She added two items on the special session agenda. The legislators are being asked to consider eliminating...

The National Debt

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: Recently, Congressman Steve Peace, representing the Second District of New Mexico, held an open forum at the Roswell Adult Center. Not having been in attendance at the forum, I am limited to responding to a letter to the editor from one who was...

Votes for Sage appreciated

August 7, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: On behalf of Sage, Diane (her owner/handler) and the Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve, I want to thank all who supported and voted for Sage in the recent American Humane Association contest. Sage won the category of Search/Rescue dogs and now...

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July 23, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

I have been reading the paper everyday and I believe some people think the word Catholic is a bad word. Let me give you a little light on that. Literally, the word “Catholic” [Greek, Katholike] means “general” or...

Pandering to the wealthy

July 9, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: I am becoming more confused every day. The Republicans adamantly refuse to raise the national debt limit or raise taxes for the rich. They also refuse to stop giving huge subsidies to the oil, tobacco and ethanol producers. Sen. Mitch McConnell...