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posticon Editorial - Political Porcupine

Opinions | Friday, June 14, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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As our local candidates are gearing up for the election I hope they will take the high road and stick to the issues plus actual accomplishments.  Those two things are the only two things I care about in a candidate, but modern political wrangling makes it awfully hard some time to drill down to those roots.  I can do without all the unsubstantiated rumors and accusations.  Let's face it, nobody's perfect, and when someone is other people will make up stuff about her or him.

It seems to me that there are plenty of homilies that our parents drilled into us.  For example, "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."

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posticon Thoughts - Huddled Masses Yearning To Breath Free

Opinions | Friday, June 14, 2019 | By Casey Stevens Print
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Caseythoughts "Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breath free.
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore." Statue of Liberty inscription

"What has been will be again;
What has been done has been done again.
There is nothing new under the sun." Ecclesiastes 1: 9-10

The masses yearning are no longer seeing that inscription nor its icon from a steerage compartment on decrepit transport ships, but after a precarious and often dangerous passage by land, on foot, and encountering much of the same hostility and propaganda that their European and Asian predecessors faced in the 19th and 20th centuries in this country. Deja vu all over again, methinks.

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