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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Conservatives don’t like taxes

To the editor:

I am going to try to connect a couple of dots for my “conservative” brethren who seem to be so afraid that we won’t have enough public money to maintain the Sheriff’s Office.

Taxes are used to pay for police protection; “conservatives” don’t like taxes and consistently vote against them, therefore there won’t be enough money for police and fire protection.

Taxes are used to pay for our educational system; “conservatives” don’t like taxes and consistently vote against them. Therefore, there won’t be enough money to support good schools, our schools decline because of the lack of funding, “conservatives” decry declining test scores and vote to cut funding further and our children suffer because of this.

This is the logical extension of the “NO TAXES” religion preached by the likes of Grover Norquist, a deity in the conservative world.

America is dying before our very eyes due to crushing debt driven by the military/industrial/banking/congressional complex. The only investment America makes in a very meaningful way is making war. America’s only exports are weapons, war and sending our best and brightest, our children, all over the world to force other people to bend to our economic will. Education and manufacturing used to be the business of America. People from all over the world came to America for higher education. This is no longer the case. War is the business of America today.

Maybe, just maybe, one of my conservative brothers could talk the military/oil machine that runs our once great country into not manufacturing one missile that would be used to kill citizens in Iraq or Afghanistan, and instead use that money to run their beloved sheriff’s department for a couple of years. That way we could protect all the very afraid people from the growing legions of criminals.

Dan Freeman

Clinton

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