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Maybe the lack of faith & belief is why they right what they do

To The Daily Sun,

Hopefully Mr. E. Scott Cracraft and James Veverka might read this poem I wrote some 40 years ago and maybe understand that faith and belief is in the heart, and if one doesn't have it then they don't and that maybe the reason they write what they do.

On the Eve of Christmas

Now, three days past the longest night,

eight reindeer and sleigh take flight;

to spread the tide of Christ's birth and gift,

carry word of His new year, spirits lift.

So silent and swift the passing sleigh: yet,

not one believing in His name would say,

"I fail to see the tiny sleigh and deer,

I really don't believe St. Claus was here."

Down the chimneys of our hearts he goes,

rekindling spirits fire; for he knows

that no gift greater than His divine light,

is seen in our spirit on Christmas night.

Myth born an age and world far away,

spun and imagined 'til this our day--

we would naught believe unless we heard:

the bells, deer, sleigh and His spoken word?

Wouldn't believe in easy joy, special laughter,

can we believe now two thousand years after,

that our God Father in the Heaven above

gave to us His Son so much was His love?

We needn't look to the sky, strain our ear,

as it's from within He comes to us each year.

As we lay gifts under the decorated tree,

on the eve of Christmas, within us He'll be.

G.W. Brooks

Meredith

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People don't want a ruling class that knows what's best for us

To The Daily Sun,

On the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, I have been mostly a sideline observer, but the recent videos of the architect of this legislation, Jonathan Gruber, has really opened my eyes to how corrupt this current presidential administration really is. In the video clips, Gruber, admitted that the "law's lack of transparency" was designed to dupe the American public. He brags and laughs to his fellow academics, at a conference, saying "Americans are too stupid to understand" the health care bill.

Well, I guess the real joke was on the taxpayers.

Most of the Democratic Party senators who voted to pass this act likely never read the bill and voted for it anyway. Nancy Pelosi herself said they had to pass it to find out what was in it. Billions and billions were spent on the government website before they insured one single citizen on Obamacare. Then it failed.

The state of Massachusetts spent almost $1 billion on their own website and, at this time, it is not functioning properly. These costs are unacceptable.

Now, I do think it is noble that all Americans have access to affordable health insurance. However, the way this administration went about it was deceitful and very heavy-handed. Mark Twain once said "Honesty is the best policy when there is money in it" and also said something to the effect, if you tell the truth you don't have to have such a great memory. President Obama and his administration did not tell anything close to the truth with the ACA and to me has lost all credibility.

People want government leaders that they can trust, not a ruling class that thinks they know what is best for us. The recent remarks by one of the president's advisers prove it all too well that they don't have all the answers.

Remember what Lincoln said at Gettysburg "a government of the people, by the people, for the people."

Sean Kenneally

Meredith

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