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Northville residents really did try to bring back chimney swifts Regarding the May 19 letter by Mr. James Meyers, “Northville’s chimney swifts deserved better” — oh how we tried! We loved our birds and our parties on May 6 to celebrate their return. We enjoyed evenings around town listening to their chorus as they would gather in from the insect-consuming flights of the day. We had no idea that on Dec. 20, a chain would ...


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Fritzdawg
June 4, 2013
1:27 a.m.
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wmarincic
June 4, 2013
7:30 a.m.

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David DeVries as a parent with both a son and a daughter in the military you are 100% on point with that letter. Liberals and liberalism are destroying the fabric of America, look what they just did to the Boy Scouts. Check out the perversion on the streets of San Francisco during the Gay Pride and sado-masochistic parades all in the name of Political Correctness. We are losing our streets and cities, last year a Christian Church members were stoned by hundreds of Muslims at a Dearborn Michigan carnival. God help us.

RobertCaracciolo
June 4, 2013
11 a.m.

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Every significant movement in the history of this country has originated from liberalism and progressive ideals; from the emancipation of slavery, to women’s suffrage, to civil rights. Throughout each one of these movements, detractors have argued that such actions “are destroying the fabric of America”, yet here we are still; freedom and all. There will always be a faction of society that is on the wrong side of history. It is human nature. However, history will remember liberal and progressive movements as great societal achievements in the name of equity and righteousness.

So while you anticipate America’s eventual doom and prey every night that the Cleavers return as the country’s most beloved TV family; the majority of us will continue to embrace what America has become and look forward to what is in store. Our country clearly isn’t perfect, but it still enshrines our three basic rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I speak only on behalf of the liberal and progressive movements that have lead to monumental societal changes and not any political parties or politicians.

robbump
June 4, 2013
12:41 p.m.

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David DeVries ("Libs blame everyone but selves for military sex issues") - you wrote one thing that nullifies the rest of your rant:
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"The military is not based on diversity, it is based on discipline."
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That stated, there should be NO reason for concern no matter what the mix of men and women are in the service. They are ALL there to do a JOB, not to attend their own desires. The regulations are plainly stated in these matters and well taught even in bood camp. All that is left is obedience.

(WMarincic: "liberal" military policies made it possible for your daughter to serve in the military. There are plenty who would deny her that, some of them even some currently active duty. Many men resent that women often get "cushy" jobs while the men repeatedly get tough duty.)

pollywog
June 4, 2013
4:10 p.m.

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Rape is not a crime of passion, it is a crime of control. There is nothing "sexy" about it. Our country has more to fear from fear-mongers like Mr. De Vries than it does from the results of any liberal thinking. So great to hear from Christians who espouse such hate. Guess they aren't paying as much attention in church as they lead you to believe, or their lack of "Christianity" would be an embarrassment, not a source of pride.

Will1960
June 4, 2013
6:36 p.m.

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If Mr. De Vries wanted to make a point on the unintended consequences of women serving in combat, he should have named names rather then painting with such a broad brush. His sentiments would have some basis to have an intelligent debate on women and their role in today's military if he haven't engaged in his generalities and stereo-types. His final sentence either reveals a paranoia steeped in the fear of change or a flare for the dramatics that diminishes his entire argument. Roll with the changes. The 50s are done.

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