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Monday, October 29, 2012 1:29 PM


All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing

This allowed Hitler to get on with his murderous ways in Europe during the 30s and 40s.

Someone said “First they came for the unborn but I was already born so that didn’t concern me, then they came for the handicapped but I wasn’t handicapped so I wasn’t worried, then they came for the aged but I was young and didn’t care, then they came for the Jews but I wasn’t a Jew so that wasn’t any concern of mine, but when they came for me no one was there to help me.

Don’t wait till they come for you. Fight the good fight with your vote. Consider the unborn, protect religious freedom and all constitutional rights and defend marriage as a union between one woman and one man as God intended for the procreation and the education of children.


Ed Luersman,

Fort Jennings



Some Republicans continue to make false statements about President Obama’s leadership and what has been accomplished during his term in office despite the obstructions most Republican office holders in the House of Representatives and the Senate have practiced.

The following are facts:

Under President Obama, all the money used in the Bank Bailout Bill of 2008 signed by President Bush have been recovered plus $13 billion in interest.

Regulations, transparency and restrictions have been put into effect on these bailed-out firms and their top executives to prevent what happened leading to the 2008 crisis from happening again.

The Affordable Care Act did not and will not lead to the government takeover of health care. It put needed rules and regulations into the existing health insurance market, putting people and not insurance companies in charge of their health care. Government has not taken over health care but is protecting all Americans’ rights to health care.

The president has strengthened the border and laws concerning illegal immigration into our country. There are fewer illegal border crossings than ever before. Those who are already here, have been given a legal path to citizenship, which they must follow if they wish to remain here.

President  Obama  has  not  asked  for  new gun restrictions. Not one law-abiding citizen has had a gun taken away. In fact, under President Obama, national parks and Amtrak has been opened to the legal possession of guns.

President Obama respects all religious beliefs and is committed to religious freedom for all and also to the rights of all women, including access to contraception, regardless of where they works. Those religious organizations objecting to providing contraception need not do so but their insurance company must offer free contraception.

Auto manufacturing, parts suppliers, dealers,  communities  and  businesses  have benefitted greatly under President Obama’s leadership in saving the auto industry in spite of most Republican leadership. Senator Voinovich supported the president in accomplishing this.

President Obama improved the GI Bill with the most generous benefits in the history of this great nation.

He doubled funding for Pell Grants, helping millions more students to afford a college education.

The middle class have lower taxes than when President Obama took office. He signed 18 tax cuts into law for small businesses.

There is much more to be done but under President Obama, we are moving in the right direction. Send a message to Congress to support and assist the President to move this country forward and not commit to obstruction.

Our country and the people in it are still and will continue to be the greatest on earth, regardless of the outcome of this election. God bless America for its greatness and honesty.


Charles P. Sampson Jr.





To the vandals who destroyed and damaged our political, religious freedom and pro-life signs this weekend:

We have not trespassed on your property and destroyed and damaged the political signs that you have displayed which are supporting your candidate and causes. So why have you seen fit to destroy and damage our political, pro-life and religious freedom signs and trespass on our property?

If you think this will stop us from supporting our causes and our candidates, you are sadly mistaken. If you are juveniles and/or teenagers and think this was a funny joke, we feel sorry for you.

People can disagree strongly with each other concerning the abortion issue, religious freedom and politics. Resorting to this type of childish and immature behavior is ridiculous. We’d rather see matters settled at the ballot box than in this manner.

At first glance, it looked as the damage was caused by the wind. When I looked closer, I found that there were holes in some of the signs (which were still attached to the sign holders) and some of the sign holders had been broken apart. Then I knew it was not wind damage. This was deliberate vandalism.

Sincerely yours,

Mike and Marlene Wrasman


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