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Stop US descent by bringing back the draft

I dream of the way our country used to be, when policemen were respected and were able to sit in their cars or write a traffic summons without being killed. When students went to college to learn. When students allowed guest speakers to speak, even though they didn’t agree with them.

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Yes, we CAN make the world better

A Scripture reading in church recently, about Noah’s ark in Genesis 6, described God’s anger with what he sees happening in the world: “wickedness, violence, corruption, evil and depravity everywhere.” It compels him to flood the earth and his people.

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Gun ownership should be a reserved privilege

Stephen Paddock shot almost 600 people in 10 minutes in Las Vegas … because he wanted to. He carefully planned and implemented a war on the people of that city and our lax gun regulations permitted him to do it. He amassed an arsenal, set up surveillance, secreted his weapons into a vantage point and rained down carnage onto the greatest number of innocent people that he could.

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Clinton’s loss clear and simple

I found a recent op-ed on this page to be both direct and informative, clearly showing why Hillary Clinton did not get the vote to put her in the White House. Since that day, we have heard many complaints from the Clinton team and, of course, Clinton herself, who very soon will run out of people or countries to blame for her defeat.

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Remove threatening alligators sooner

A few weeks ago I went to the Sun City management group to issue a complaint that there was a knocking on my mother’s front door, and when the caregiver went there, she could see a 12-foot alligator mating with a 10-foot alligator. I was told they were here first and that until there is an incident, they cannot do anything about it.

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How NFL players and Trump can improve

The athletes who are kneeling or otherwise not participating in the singing of the national anthem are sending the wrong message. Their coaches should remind them that they are earning millions of dollars to entertain us. They could use some of their earnings to make real change in their communities, instead of setting a bad example to younger athletes who look up to them. I understand the rich jock mentality.

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Athletes insult their right to protest

There is a controversy stirring the emotions and conscience of Americans: kneeling or standing for the national anthem. The U.S. flag is a symbol of our country and for all that it stands. The playing of the anthem is a symbol of our pride and respect for the creation of our nation.

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Plastic bag ban won’t help

Much of the conversation around banning or taxing plastic bags in the area has been about improving our environment. I don’t think you will find one person who will argue that we shouldn’t do all we can to keep our communities pristine. However, I’d like to set the record straight on how a plastic bag ban would affect the environment.

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False claims set women back

The AP referred to the Anita Hill testimony on Clarence Thomas’s supposed sexual harassment of her in 1991 as a “watershed moment.” It indeed was such a moment for those of us on the right — we could not believe the extent to which those on the left would stoop to sink the nomination of an outstanding Republican man to the Supreme Court.

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