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Updated: October 15, 2013 6:38AM



Politicians should know the Constitution

Why do we require our teachers (student teaching) and skilled trades people to go through an apprentice program, with a test at the end of the program? Could it be to insure they are trained in the areas that they will be doing on a daily basis, and do that job at a high level of expertise ? Yes, it is.

Now I just had a thought, what if we required each and every person running for any government position to take a test over the U.S. Constitution. I would love to go to Washington D.C. and give an unannounced test right now — yes, even to the president. If they failed to achieve a 75 percent or higher they should be required to take a class on the Constitution and pass it or lose their job.

I am available to produce and administer the test.

Thomas Fischer

Crown Point

A counterpoint
to a rambling letter

Tommy Neil Whitak’s recent letter was about the most rambling cluster of words I’ve seen in quite awhile:

We should not bomb Syria without UN approval.

Our troops are spread too thin.

The government is going to take away somebody’s guns.

A foreign entity might invade the US.

I’m tired just thinking about all that.

The safest course of action would be to disband the UN and consolidate all of our troops in, say, Omaha. We should all buy AK-47’s and thousands of bullets and wait for the Canadians to attempt to take our Stanley Cup. You tired yet?

Claudia Carson

Lake Station



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