Patriot speaks out

Posted July 16, 2015 at 11:03 am

Courts vs opinion polls:

The Supreme Court decision lately was not about whether Obamacare is constitutional. It was a “feel-good opinion” supporting a collective, dictated, unaffordable, punishing, intrusion on personal individual rights. Obamacare is what I call an “existence fee” as you must not only pay to play you must pay because you exist.

Obamacare became law in March 2010. Over 2,000 pages tied the HHS Agency to the I.R.S is no friend of anyone I know of except our bloated big federal government back east in Sewer City.

This law was written with no minority input and no Republican voters. It was read by few and passed to find out what is in it, if then. After passage, the executive branch “Bent

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    Truth Trumps

    Well, just when you thought politics couldn’t get any crazier, something always comes up and hits you where it hurts.

    With Obama’s policies in so much disarray, it looks like we might be in for a change in the White House so a large number of Republicans are getting into the line up to attempt to gain the nomination for their party and hopefully replace this imitation of a President.

    So, along with the usual political faces, we see one

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    Lone bid too high on Childhood Development Center

    El Dorado Springs R-II Superintendent Mark Koca and representatives from Dake Wells Architecture met at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, to accept and open bids for construction on the Early Childhood Development Center the school will build on Park Street at the southeast corner of the Elementary School.

    When the sole bid received from Westport Construction was opened, it was termed “way over budget.” The school board said at the special meeting last Thursday, June 25, it would probably rebid the project.

    The bid was $1,323,000. The grant

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    It’s not right

    By now everyone has heard that the Supreme Court has ruled that every state is required to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Even though most of the states have voted not to sanction same sex marriages, we are forced to comply with the law.

    This amounts to the court making laws as opposed to their constitutional role of interpreting laws. The constitution says nothing about marriage and five justics have imposed their will on the majority by the minority.

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    Media Providers in Cedar County

    Editor:

    As chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life committee, I would like to thank residents of Cedar County for their generosity and support. Seven teams participated in this year’s event, raising more than $17,000 to further the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The outstanding support received proves that the people of Cedar County are truly committed to the fight against cancer.

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    Good luck, David

    Editor:

    Well today David Shipp came out of the closet and opened the door into why he believes the way he does and has such a distorted view of life and politics. He is a female, and not just any female, he is transgender from what God made and is turned into a man-made version of what some people think God had in mind when he came up with Adam and Eve.

    Now I don’t think there is anything wrong

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    Bridge to somewhere

    Editor:

    I have no doubt that the new Pape bridge is a “bridge to nowhere” for “Buck” Snodgrass, as he has no interest in traveling in that area. But for many who do travel there; for about a dozen people it is a bridge to their house of worship each week; to a few others an often daily “bridge” to their farmland across the creek, and for me a shortcut to many members of the Pape church.

    Robert indicated he

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    Shipp joins Jenner

    Editor:

    The unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner this past week not only opens a new door for her, but hopefully will open new doors in the acceptance and respect of all transgender people, including myself. The publicity surrounding Caitlyn’s big life change is bound to help bring us closer to acceptance at least among a few people as news stories of this magnitude often do foster understanding.

    Only people like Caitlyn and myself know what this is all about. Unless you

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    The Rock Wall

    My how things chance in a week, no, make that overnight, when you are talking about high water. I made a note last week to remind you of the way around the closed Clear Creek Bridge on Hwy. H south of Taberville. Davis and I went that way a couple of times trying to get into fish going over the road at Schell-Osage: turn left on gravel at O Hwy., cross the bridge over Big Clear, turn right at the intersection and go north to Hwy. Y.

    Saturday, I had heard the

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    Thank you for the flowers

    Editor:

    The ladies of the Progress Club of El Dorado Springs would like to thank everyone for purchasing flowers from our annual Memorial Day Sale. Those are given to us by the caretakers of the Clintonville, Harwood and El Dorado Cemeteries. We clean them and get them ready to sell. Otherwise the beautiful flowers are destroyed. This is a good recycling project as well as a good fundraiser for our club.

    Some of the benefits from our sale are: Scholarships,

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