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Posted on February 29 at 5:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Let's try changing the start of this piece a bit:
"Americans love free speech. And Americans hate anyone who dares to criticize their infatuation." How does that sound? The right to keep and bear arms is in our Constitution. #2 in the Bill of Rights; a list of "DO NOTS" directed at the government protecting the citizen. No mention of "fast and furious?" How about the murder rate in cities which have the strictest gun control laws? Chicago, NYC, DC? I wonder if Mr. Overton has read John Lott's book entitled, "More Guns, Less Crime."


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Posted on February 27 at 6:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Pope's job is not to enter the American political scene with his personal opinions about our next leader, whomever it may be. This Pope is a Socialist. He's a fine man, but his overt support of big government policies at a time when we Americans are choking on government mandates and strictures is tone-deaf, to say the least. As for Scalia's replacement - let's let the people decide in November. The Constitution says nothing about forcing the Senate to confirm. The justices will do fine with only 8. There was a time when the Supreme Court only had 6-justices. Let's follow the "Biden-rule" and wait for the next elected President to nominate. What goes around, comes around.


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Posted on February 16 at 5:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

full testimony here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post...

Clinton told those families, over their flag draped coffins, "We're going to get that person responsible for that video."

She backed away from that during her testimony and publicly calls those Gold Star families liars.


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Posted on February 15 at 6:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hillary Clinton should be in jail. If our Justice Department (and Chief Executive) weren't so corrupt, a Grand Jury would have been empanelled long ago. She has done more damage to our nation than Edward Snowden.


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Posted on February 12 at 5:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Toid- I agree that there should be educational standards that set the performance bar high for both educators and students. The question is who gets to decide? Should the Federal government, using its big-bully tactics decide? Or should the decisions be the responsibility of each individual State? As someone who reveres the Constitution, I cite the 10th amendment for guidance:

-The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively, or the people.

In other words, if it's not in the Constitution, the states get to decide.

So I oppose Common Core because it isn't the purview of the Federal government.


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Posted on February 12 at 5:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The people are sick of ever-expanding government. The "state" should be selling land back to the private sector; not acquiring more.


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Posted on January 28 at 6:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I was there. I saw Kosuir (sp?), McGarry, Perrazzo. Maybe there were others who were present that I didn't recognize...


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Posted on January 2 at 6:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great editorial. Kudos to the Daily Gazette.


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Posted on December 31 at 7:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you, Jean Lufkin, for your service and honesty. Unfortunately, your advice will fall on deaf ears with this current administration.


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Posted on December 30 at 7:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Lawmakers could justify the need for the legislation by viewing the tax as a means to offset local property taxes and promote tourism."

Really? Neither is likely to occur. Does anyone (other than the editorial board of the Gazette) think local property taxes will go DOWN ("offset") if this tax is enacted? And more people will be inclined to come to the area if the cost of staying here INCREASES?


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