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Updated: April 4, 2013 6:04AM



Keep U.S. out of the U.N.to protect our property rights

The U.S. Declaration of Independence is to protect the natural or unalienable rights of each individual, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. In other words, you’re born with rights, government exists to protect them. You and the product of your labor belong to you. Community rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) control the individual for the greater good of a global community. “Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.” Government grants, restricts or withdraws your rights according to its needs. You and the product of your labor belong to the community.

John Adams: “Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.” George Washington: “Private property and freedom are inseparable.” We need out of the United Nations before it’s too late.

John Deavers

Lake Station

U.S. politicians don’t need more pay, they deserve less

I just read a piece that, if I did not know better, I would swear was orchestrated by the Oval Office or Capitol Hill. It started out comparing the salary
and benefits of Obama and other politicians to other world leaders. It then attempted to make us feel like the president was a charity case, and a man who was solely concerned with the people of our nation — yeah, when pigs fly! When our government is demanding “John Q. Public” cut back on even the basics, those crumbs in politics are still attempting to steal back 50 cents for every dollar they manage to rip from the hides of the common man!

Now to answer the cute question posed by the National Constitution Center about raising presidential salaries and benefits — No! As a matter of fact, and if I had
my way, I would cut the salaries of all
politicians: federal, state and local alike, by a full 50 percent. And even at that, many of these flaming political flops would still be grossly overpaid.

H. Rick Tavares

Campo, Calif.

Wal-Mart is the real crook, not cookie-eating employee

A Wal-Mart employee caught eating cookies without paying for them: Sounds like she is a real evildoer and should be imprisoned for a felony! But consider this: In the last few months Wal-Mart has been involved in activities in foreign countries that don’t come near to cookie theft, namely manipulation of officials, bribery, underhanded business practices, and probably deceiving stockholders as well as possible fraud! From the news story, this employee may need some sort of medical attention or behavior treatment, not prison, while Wal-Mart might need a deep investigation into its business practices, which involve not only eating cookies but trying to steal the cookie jar along with anything else they can get their hands on!

Gerald E. Jawor

Hobart



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