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August 17, 2019

9/14/2006 8:03:00 AM
It's time for the truth

Are you a Patriot?

Do you love your country? Then it is your job (mine, too) to tell our leaders 'Give us the truth!' - not just the leaders of one political party, but all of them.

It is also time the news media tells the truth. If they do not know what the truth is, say that and report something they do know is true.

Blind faith in leaders isn't patriotism, whichever leaders happen to be in power at the time. And, if you say it's unpatriotic for someone to speak out about what they perceive is not true, that's just plain immature and loathsome name calling.

Sept 11 has come, been agonized over, and is behind us one more time.

We have heard over and over in the last few weeks, 9/11 - 9/11 - 9/11. That evidently is supposed to strike such mind-numbing fear into all Americans, that we allow our leaders to do anything they please to anyone - including our American citizens. They do it in the name of being frightened into stupidity and cowering in abject fear every day and night.

Oh how handy it is, in the run-up to the most important mid-term elections any of us will probably ever participate in, that Osama Bin Ladin has plopped yet another video out. Now we can be frightened one more time.

It's time for the truth, isn't it?

    - Rosemary Schaffer


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