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saving diagnoses during a routine exam. That’s what happens when you can afford to see a Doctor. Lonnie your 25 or 50 mil-
lion lives saved or destroyed is a debatable opinion, a debate that isn’t going to end anytime soon. Controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood was created to rile up the ‘no brainers’ like you, so you will defl ect atten- tion from other atrocities Mitt Robbed-Me & Company are committing while attempting to garner republicant votes. Taxpayers fund Planned
The new “Progressive” tone is that we’ve progressed past the point of deferring to one’s religious beliefs in any way. We can now openly ridicule people because of their biblical world view, and we can put religious organizations out of business because they won’t bend to the progressive view. Is this progress? Is it truly progressive? Trampling on one group because the louder group disagrees with them? “Progressive” implies better,
A case for Gov. Scott Walker
by Susan Stamper Brown Cagle Syndicate
Parenthood because they provide family planning, we can fund that or fund the welfare and crime unwanted children create with our tax dollars.
Stephanie Carter Goodyear
‘over the line’ Editor:
run Tina Dupuy’s guest com- mentary. It’s fi ne if she wants to bash Republicans, but her reason — “based on their belief in the Bible” — is over the line. And the troubling thing is that the West Valley View and many others no longer see it as over the line. If she had said, “based on their belief in the Koran,” I doubt her article would have run. It’s increasing acceptable to bash the Christian faith, but not other faiths. We’re all supposed to be “tolerant” of every person with every viewpoint… except a biblical one.
I’m troubled that you chose to
but its application in America has lately become an excuse to herd people with morals and religious principals into pens, so the culture can cast off all moral restraints. It’s sad to watch a nation that stood for something morph into an uncivilized collection of spe- cial interest groups that collec- tively stand for nothing. Can’t we get back to a level of
Name-calling is the coward’s way to avoid intelligent discourse. Liberals are notorious for responding to just about anything or anyone with whom they disagree using ad hominem rebuttals to discredit their opponents. Rather than exercising brain cells to engage in scholarly debate, most liberals will leapfrog over the subject at hand and conjure-up a baseless and unrelated charge that makes about as much sense as calling Bill Maher a patriot.
civility that allows each citizen to bring their views to the market- place discussion regardless of where those view come from… even the Bible?
John Cummuta Litchfi eld Park
used mob tactic Editor: Organized crime has a practice called — “Busting out a Joint”. This involves loaning money to a business owner at very high rates of interest. Usually the owner becomes unable to satisfy his obligations on this arrangement after which the mob invokes cannibalizing the assets of the business. With the remaining credit, they borrow
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If you are a pro- capitalist, you are a fascist. If you are a Christian, you are an extremist. If you are a Mormon, you are a polygamist. If you reject Obama’s liberal policies, you are a racist. And, if you are Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, you are a liar. Liberals are so busy trying to get their way
they fail to see the yearning for fi scal integrity rumbling across the highways and byways of this great country. They have no idea this real and present dissatisfaction is non-partisan in nature. In this unstable economy, many Americans have lost their appetites for labor unions and the ginormous government budgets they inspire. Liberals would love to blame this dissatisfaction on those right-wing nut jobs, but they cannot. A good example is what happened in South Florida in March 2011 when Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, a Republican, was shown the door for doing the opposite of what Walker is attempting to do in Wisconsin. Alvarez raised property taxes by 13 percent to fund public-sector union expenses. In an attempt to discredit him, liberals label
Walker as “too extreme.” I partially agree with them; Walker is extremely effective. Wisconsin was drowning in debt until the governor’s fi scally conservative measures erased Wisconsin’s $3.6 billion defi cit. Rather than adopting the Democratic Party’s “cure-all” prescription of raising taxes, Walker lowered them, signing a property tax freeze and lowering school property taxes. Wisconsin is
expected to have a budget surplus by 2013. Governor Walker made tough decisions during tough economic times. Walker’s proposal allowing union participation to be voluntary and requiring union workers to contribute to their generous benefi t plans sent Wisconsin state senate Democrats reeling — literally. Once they realized Walker wasn’t going to back down, they absconded to a neighboring state in a childish display of political theatrics. Once it was enacted, the bill President Obama once described as “an assault on unions,” became a pathway to independence. Wisconsin schools and local governments were given the freedom to live within their means when they were granted the ability to hire, fi re and compensate based upon performance. The nonpartisan group, Wisconsin Taxpayer’s Alliance, reported that the savings from employee benefi ts “allowed districts to reduce costs” allowing districts like the Kaukauna school district to control their own destiny and convert a $400,000 defi cit into a $1.5 million surplus. Walker’s success in Wisconsin is a threat to labor unions, Progressives and the Democratic Party. According to the New York Post, New York unions are sending resources “to oust the union- busting Walker on June 5 and stop the anti-union movement from spreading to other states.” For political zealots, truth is a wonderful thing to twist, spin and slant — especially if it means discrediting a sitting governor prior to his recall election. Why debate an issue when you can call your opponent a liar? To no surprise, Walker has been accused of misrepresenting the truth over a variety of issues for the actions he’s taken to regain fi scal stability. Nevertheless, the best defense for Walker is the truth, which has manifested itself in Wisconsin’s economic recovery. A win for Walker will be a win for the rest of us because his policies could serve as an antidote to the economic contagion spreading across this country. No matter who wins in Wisconsin on June 5th, or in Washington this November, our economy will not improve without making tough choices. Either way, the job requires a strong leader and skillful surgeon, and Governor Scott Walker has proven he is up to the task.
Susan Stamper Brown is an opinion page columnist, motivational speaker and military advocate who writes about politics, the military, the economy and culture.
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