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To the Editor: Although the War on Terror was declared over, and we won the Cold War, Russian Airborne Assault Forces will be conducting joint terror-war exercises with U.S. soldiers using our equipment at Ft. Carson, CO in May. They will recon imaginary camps and make raids, according to TheNewAmerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/11655, 4/27/12. I have to wonder, "Why now?"
Another Friday evening news dump reported on HotAir.com/archives/2012/04/27 reveals that Congress has been bypassed and the Palestinian Authority will receive nearly $200 million although those funds were frozen by Congress. Reportedly, the President ordered Hillary to inform Congress his actions were for national security. This will come as no surprise to most Americans. Why is Congress playing dead? Have they no choice?
There are listed about seven schemes with Russia which may have betrayed the US and our allies on ExposeObama.com/2012/04/07/forgerygate-blackmailed-by-Putin. These include betraying Poland and the Czech Republic concerning the missile defense system, refusal to keep secret the tech data on some missiles, and leaked cables providing info on every Trident missile sent to England. Eligibility matters, or what is a Constitution for?
Perhaps most surprising is the article, "Spanish company will count American votes overseas in November," at CoachIsRight.com on April 10, 2012. The Spanish online voting company SKYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the US. The company's reputation for security was diminished when University of Michigan faculty and students accepted SKYTL's challenge and hacked into the computers. Project Vote has concluded that SKYTL's internet system is vulnerable to attack from inside and outside the US. Someone's truism: It isn't who votes that count, but who counts the votes.
Felons at the helm?
To the Editor: Regardless of your political affiliations, how angry would you be if your neighbor was allowed to write Hot Checks to cover their expenses with no repercussions? All the while, you had to balance your family’s budget, saying no to your child for the little amenities they used to enjoy, like a baseball bat or uniform, so your neighbor can splurge.
It’s not just outrageous, but illegal, well, that is for the average citizen.
For the average Joe or Jane, writing a Hot Check will land you a Misdemeanor, Class C for $50 or less, Class B for $50-$500, and a Class A for $500-$1500. Jump past $1500 and you just got yourself a Felony, which will stick with you for the rest of your life, disqualifying you to vote or own firearms and many job opportunities.
So what happens if you write a Hot Check as a group to the tune of 1.3 TRILLION DOLLARS?
You keep your Congressional Pension, and maybe even get re-elected to bump up your initial starting pay of $174,000.
There are 535 U.S. Congress members; $1,300,000,000,000 divided by 535 is $2,429,906,542.06. That’s $2 billion in one Hot Check per congressman or woman.
In the Great State of Texas, for a citizen, under Penal Code Title 7 Offense Against Property Chapter 31 Theft (7) a felony of the first degree if the value of the property stolen is $200,000 or more.
That’s Twelve thousand one hundred and forty nine, (12,149) First Degree Felonies, in one year alone per Congressman or Woman, if they were held to the same standards as the governed in Texas.
As a U.S. Marine Combat Vet, that’s not what I signed up to fight for.
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Letters to the Editor 5/4/13
To the Editor: Education, in my opinion, is the key to solving the problems we face in today’s world. We owe it to every child in Corsicana to provide him/her with the tools to reach their fullest potential.
Letters to the Editor 4/27/13
Our rights in danger
To the Editor: In reference to the Corsicana Daily Sun article dated April 4, 2013, the president has already trampled on our First Amendment religious freedom, forcing people to pay for contraception and abortion — now he is tackling our Second Amendment rights. He uses children when politically expedient.
Letters to the Editor 4/20/13
To the Editor: Perry Calvin was a member of the Navarro County 4-H, and a friend of our family.
Letters to the Editor 4/13/13
Concerned with plan
To the Editor: I was appalled when I read your front page article in Wednesday's paper (April 10) stating that the downtown businesses planned to serve wine and cheese to shoppers on April 25.
Letters to the Editor 4/6/13
Second amendment thoughts
To the Editor: RE: Obama presses for gun measures
President Obama calls for background checks on all gun purchases. That sounds just great at first thought,
Letters to the Editor 3/30/13
To the Editor: Congratulations to the Drama department of Navarro College, area church choir members and especially Dr. Shellie O’Neal
Letters to the Editor 3/23/13
To the Editor: The Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for helping to make our “Hillbilly Ball” a great success.
Letters to the Editor 3/9/13
To the Editor: The Navarro College Foundation would like to thank supporters who made our Evening of Dreams
Letters to the Editor 3/16/13
Invitation from Barton
To the Editor: An open letter to the citizens of Navarro County.
The nation is at a cross roads.
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