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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Have the same care for wounded warriors
My heart goes out to Louisville basketball guard Kevin Ware and his family for his injury, time lost from the game he must love, rehabilitation time to return to his former abilities, and the list goes on and on. Sports fans may be missing out on the next great basketball star, but I can't help comparing the outpouring of emotion for an athlete to the pain and suffering our service members experience daily.
I don't wish to lessen my concern for Ware, but I would wish that more people would be aware of the tragedies that our men and women in uniform suffer for all of us.
GOP needs to slay all its sacred cows
Republicans believe they will gain more seats in the House and Senate in 2014. They don't realize how many people oppose their stands on women's rights, abortion, birth control, evolution, gun control, immigration, gay rights and global warming. Unless they change their stand on all, they will continue to lose seats in Congress.
Many people were hoodwinked by the massive propaganda campaigns by the fossil-fuel and gun lobbies. But those two groups are losing support.
I voted Republican in every presidential election from Eisenhower through George H.W. Bush. Then I saw how the religious conservatives were taking over the Republican Party. So I voted for Al Gore (he actually won that race), and have voted Democratic ever since.
Domestic firearms take deadliest toll
As the U.S. Congress takes the first baby-steps in reining in Americans' pornographic love of firearms, it's worth noting this awful fact:
Since 1968, more Americans have died from domestic firearms than in all the wars in our history.
How many more? More than 213,000 (tinyurl.com/a2bk7lc).
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