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If I agree with you I become an enlightened & responsible person

To The Daily Sun,

A response to Alan Vervaeke:

Even though I am a homeowner, taxpayer, graduated with honors from a four-year college (education degree), served time in the military, was elected and re-elected as a town meeting member for 12 years, appointed to a couple of city board positions and ran a successful business for 35 years, I'm grateful the Lakes Region has someone like Alan Vervaeke. If not for him, I would have not known that I am naïve and lack understanding of what a responsible citizen is.

I guess if I agree with his view of the presidential candidates, I too can be an enlightened and responsible citizen. This would also make my life easier, since I can give up thinking critically and just read his bias interpreted version of world events.

Dennis Robitaille

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Wonder is socialism would really work? History has the answer

To The Daily Sun,

I read with a great deal of interest the letter in Friday's Sun by J.F. McCarthy. I agree completely with the statement: "The Democratic Party is not what it used to be."

In the late 1920s and early '30s, Eugene V. Debs was a founding member of the Social Democracy of America (1897), the Social Democratic Party of America (1898), and the Socialist Party of America (1901). He was candidate for president of the United States five times. In 1944 when asked if he would run again in a statement attributed to him, he said: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened " He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."

i wonder if socialism would really work. History tells us In 1917 Russia pioneered the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Germany tried socialism in the '30s and '40s when the National Socialist Party (NAZI) took over the country.

During George W. Bush's first term that the Democrats wanted campaign finance reform. But they were not interested in true reform, only in making sure they kept their biggest donors and keeping the Republican Party from doing the same. They did this by including a small provision called the 527 organizations, which allowed organizations like themselves to give unlimited sums of money to only the Democrats. The 527 included one George Soros who was one of the leaders of the "Shadow Party." One of the of the groups inside the Shadow Party is none other than George Soros's own, MoveOn.org. It was after John Kerry lost the 2004 election that these groups stated: "Now it's our party; we bought it, we own it.

Elliot Finn


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