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Hypocrisy in term limit ads

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To the editor: As the 2022 midterm elections get closer, the political ads ramp up. And, we are all tired of them but one in particular has caught my eye due to the obvious hypocrisy of the group and their ad. I am referring to the Washington based advocacy group, U.S. Term Limits, working to…

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Help grandma with children

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Letter to the editor: When a grandmother opens her home and agrees her grandchildren may come over after school, you might/could/should provide snacks and drinks as grandmother is likely on fixed income. Friends of grandchildren are welcome occasionally. If this happens more than once a week, the friend’s family might/could/should also provide snacks and drinks…

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Think for yourself

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To the editor: I have followed, with equal parts of dismay and amusement, the series of letters submitted to the Mount Ayr Record News these past few months, written by Mr. Sickels. It appears obvious to me that Mr. Sickels is an individual who allows individuals and organizations to think for him, rather than taking…

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Conspiracy theories

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To the editor: UN education agency, declares war on “conspiracy theories.” These are defined as “the belief that events are being secretly manipulated by powerful forces with negative intent”. Examples are climate change denials and manipulation of federal elections in the US. While Joe’s disinformation board is dead for now his government is working closely…

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Term limit hypocrisy

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To the editor: As the 2022 midterm elections get closer, the political ads ramp up. And, we are all tired of them but one in particular has caught my eye due to the obvious hypocrisy of the group and their ad. I am referring to the Washington based advocacy group, U.S. Term Limits, working to…

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Why take the Fifth?

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To the editor: At an Iowa rally, in 2026, then candidate Donald Trump said, “The mob takes the Fifth Amendment, if you are innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” Famous last words–Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right more than 440 times in refusing to answer questions at a deposition by lawyers for New…

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Drain the swamp dangerous

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To the editor: “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”– James Madison . The militarization of US Executive Agencies. The IRS stockpiled 4,500 guns and five million rounds of ammunition. The VA has bought 11 million rounds, the HHS, four million rounds plus 1300 guns, the…

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Trafficking program set

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To the editor: Special Agent, Ray Fiedler from the Department of Transportation’s Human Trafficking Division, will give an informative and educational presentation. This will be held on Thursday September 8, 6:30 p.m. in the assembly room in the Ringgold County Courthouse. Some fast facts regarding Human Trafficking in our state: • Human trafficking is a…

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Drain the ‘Swamp’

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To the editor: Any new president can hire the agency heads, which in turn hire the staff, approximately 4,000 political appointees, who rule over 432 agencies and 2.9 million employees. This group is known as the “Swamp”, the deep state, or the administrative state! In 2018 President Trump attempted to gain some control over the…

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Murder, not choice

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To the editor: I struggle with the way some folks reason things. I read an article where a human being beat up an animal and received a 25-year jail sentence for doing so, yet some would say it’s okay to let one human being reach inside another human being to tear a third human being…

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