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Hear ye, hear ye

Published: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

When the town crier walked through the streets spreading the news, it was true. The information the town crier was spreading was factual information about what was transpiring in the nation. The information he spread gave citizens news with which they could make up their own minds as to what the news meant.

Today, much of the news is filtered based on the opinion of the broadcaster. This tends to give citizens opinionated information, right or left, with which to make decisions. The public understandably is influenced by the broadcasters’ political beliefs, conservative or liberal.

The midnight ride of Paul Revere was, like the town crier’s news, true. The message was “the British are coming.” This true message heralded the Revolutionary War, which took eight years and the lives of more than 100,000 patriot lives to win.

Today’s elected officials create artificial crises and threaten the public with dire consequences to win political points. Our present administration has used tyrannical methods to discredit the opposition. The National Parks, monuments and even the White House were closed to visitors. These actions were unnecessary and mean-spirited, intended to aggravate the public and turn them against the opposition.

Washington, D.C., has become corrupt. It is the wealthiest community in the U.S. There are 149 millionaires or multimillionaires in Congress. We must get our government to function like our forefathers intended when they wrote the Constitution.

God Bless America.

Clifford Evenson

Johnsburg

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