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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:00 pm

Country turns back on God

To The Editor:
As a nation of hypocrites, we, as a nation, just can’t beat yesterday (Sept. 11, 2012)  — at least for another 364 days. Most hearts, minds and television stations were memorialzing the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York and Washington and Pennsylvania. The words “tragic” and “tragedy” were often, and appropriately, used.
For a country who has both privately and publicly turned its back on God on Jan. 22, 1973, by deciding it had the right to decide who lives and who dies, as long as they haven’t been born yet, with Roe vs. Wade; we also often heard the phrase, “God Bless America.”
I’m sorry folks, but one of God’s names is “truth” and to claim that life is both “precious” and “disposable” constitutes hypocrisy.
Margaret Ann Jose
Union City


Present system
does not work
To The Editor:
I started putting back for my old age in the 1950s. In 1980, when I retired, I had paid $119,900-plus into Social Security.
In the ’50s, Social Security bailed out the railroad, in the ’60s they bailed out Medicare, in the ’70s they bailed out Chrysler. No one has offered to repay these debts. In the ’90s, another organization was bailed out but I can’t remember who.
More recently, we taxpayers bailed out Ford, Chrysler and General Motors. How much more can we stand? The present system does not work.
We the taxpayers feed, clothe and house those that are too lazy to work, and/or can’t find work because jobs have gone overseas.
When I retired, I was promised a cost-of-living increase every year — which I have not gotten. Last year my income went down and my tax went up. My income is much less than the average salary in Tennessee.
I am retired from the military but it seems like only a few people really care that I risked my life to help keep my country free. Because of the low income of the enlisted military personnel, I think they should be exempt from paying taxes. I don’t live, I only exist.
Walter Dyer

Published in The Messenger 9.19.12

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