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Pope Benedict XVI failed as leader of a troubled church

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Pope Benedict XVI failed as leader of a troubled church Pope Benedict’s XVI humility in stepping down is certainly to be respected and admired [Feb. 12 Gazette]. The man is 85 years old, and he knows he lacks the stamina to cope with the stresses and demands of his post. As a scholar in his area of expertise, he is considered brilliant. His three books on the life of Jesus were praised by theologians across ...

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February 21, 2013
6:47 a.m.

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C.J, liberals have always lived, and will continue to live in an alternate reality. Their philosophy is simple. If you only do what we say things will be great. They think with emotion not logic, reason or reality. That is why they are easily lead to support impulsive laws and regulations that are inanely stupid. They choose to be ignorant and the battle to get them to rationally think was lost a long time ago.

February 21, 2013
3:21 p.m.

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C.J. Guare's letter is a good one. He cites good examples of why passing new laws to regulate public behavior is a waste of time and energy. Prohibition and the War on Drugs have been abysmal failures that as he notes have only created other crime. It's curious how seemingly intelligent people can think that these new laws will actually have a positive effect. Criminals by definition do not obey laws, and a person that is willing to kill will not be dissuaded by the threat of severe punishment. When will our legislators try some common sense?