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Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
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Wednesday, 24 September 2008 02:11

I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, near seemingly endless steel mills that lined the Ohio River. These mills poured fiery molten steel out of huge melting pots and afforded opportunity to many new immigrants experiencing American freedom for the first time. My elementary school was next to the UP (United Presbyterian) Church, and my first-grade teacher also taught Sunday school. We started the school day with a Psalm, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance with our hands over our hearts, and we believed in those words. We sang patriotic songs in class and waved flags and sparklers on the Fourth of July.

 
Peace Is Not an Acronym PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 02:26

"Branding Christianity" by John Whitehead is confusing. (See River Cities' Reader Issue 699, August 27-September 2, 2008.)

In the first place, Rick Warren is not "America's pastor." There is no "America's pastor" any more than there is "America's rabbi" or "America's imam." If we could get that straight, perhaps our presidential candidates would not feel like they have to "pander" to us. Rick Warren is a nice guy, but he is not "the future of Christianity in America." We have thousands of spiritual leaders in our country. A few of them are brilliant and/or charismatic. Most of them are simply faithful and hard-working. We should listen to them, study our own sacred texts, and, yes, "speak truth to power."

 
Our Economy and Our Devastating Inflation PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 02:36

I will start by taking for granted that most people feel that our economy is struggling and that higher prices are being felt. But why is our economy struggling?

 
Our Economy and Our Devastating Inflation PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Thursday, 07 August 2008 04:24

I will start by taking for granted that most people feel that our economy is struggling and that higher prices are being felt.  But why is our economy struggling? 

One of the biggest reasons is inflation.  So, what exactly is inflation and why is it a problem?  Inflation has recently been redefined as a rise in prices; however, real inflation is an increase in the money supply (a.k.a. printing money and credit out of thin air), and this leads to overall higher prices.

For our dollar, the increase in the money supply has been alarming and devastating to everyday Americans.  The money supply inflation has been at about 15 percent, which is much higher than most Americans' yearly pay raise.  This is devastating to Americans because our earnings and savings are worth less and less; for example, it takes $3.60 to buy a gallon of gas instead of $2.

 
County Attorney Candidate Outlines Positions PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 02:15

Thank you for considering my request to publish my positions as the Republican candidate for Scott County Attorney. My 30-plus years in practice and 10 years as an Assistant Scott County Attorney prosecuting felony drug cases will guide my actions as county attorney and provide the following to the citizens of Scott County.

 

 
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