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Updated: January 3, 2013 6:07AM



President sets policies
that affect gas prices

A letter writer was talking about the separation of church and state and mistakenly said it is in the Constitution.

It is not in there. Get a copy and read it. This has been talked about a lot and proven that that statement is not in the Constitution, but I guess some people don’t care about facts.

That statement came from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Church in 1802. They were afraid of a state church, like in England. He wrote the letter to assure them the government would not interfere with church members’ religious freedom.

It has been twisted to take freedom away from us. Go to www.earstohear.net/separation/letter.html.

I would also like to address an editorial that said a president doesn’t have anything to do with gas prices. Yes, it is a world market, but the president’s policies have an effect on prices here.

When they got up about $4 under George Bush, he lifted the ban on offshore drilling, and the prices dropped. When Barack Obama got in, he reinstated the ban, and they have been rising.

Do you not remember him saying we need gas prices like Europe and that he was going to bankrupt the coal industry? Go back and look it up. He has put in place policies to make that happen.

Patricia Schulze

Valparaiso

Obama won election because U.S. deserved a man like him

Regarding the U.S. election: The Republicans did not lose the U.S. election because of constituencies or demographics. Neither is Barack Obama the problem.

We are! Abortion is. Public schools are. A rotting pop culture is. Modernism in the Catholic Church is. Divorce and homosexual “marriage” are.

Obama has been re-elected simply because America, like any nation, always will get the leaders it deserves. We told God to go to hell a long time ago, and God is now allowing us to see what life is like without him.

America is a Christian nation, and our help is in the name of the Lord — not electoral politics. Out of fear and sheer desperation, many Americans threw their hats in the ring for a Mormon, big government-backing, sometimes pro-life, moderately pro-gay rights candidate. Even by John F. Kennedy’s standards, Mitt Romney is a rabid liberal who would not have altered the course for America.

We need something more — much more. Some 2,000 years ago, a lone soldier with his metaphorical armor shining beneath the moon galloped through the land. Where hooves thundered, the ground became alive with sprouts and tendrils, and bare trees started to bud, and grasses to blossom, the power of nature exploding into life. This soldier rallied the people to rediscover what is best in men.

Today, we again need that soldier to inspire the masses to defend what was, and the dream of what again could be.

Paul Kokoski

Hamilton, Ontario. Canada



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