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Letters to the Editor - Oct. 15

October 14, 2012

PNC Bank building a good site for senior center

To the editor:

I believe the best use for the PNC Bank building would be for the senior citizens center.

It has most of the things needed such as computer hookups, parking, transportation, bus terminal in rear, handicap access, etc. It could probably be set up to be moved into in three to six months. The Commission on Aging and other services could be moved and not be leased at other locations. This would bring a number of people downtown each day.

As far as the senior center at Hagerstown Community College, most seniors don’t want that. Let it be a retirement retreat center for present and ex-mayors, council members, county commissioners and administrators, as they will probably be the only ones who can afford to attend it.

They could even put in table games and slots for them, that way they could put some money back into the city and county for what taxpayer money they had blown.

All they have done is figure out how to do seniors in. Right now, my and many others’ real estate taxes are more for each month than our mortgage payments were.

I doubt if this will be considered because it makes sense.

Don Hutson
Hagerstown


An easy lesson in economics

To the editor:

The general population does not understand economics. Let me give you an example.

Pretend I have $1,000 I do not need to pay my bills. I give it to some business. The CEO says, “We have a little extra money. Let’s make our store a bit bigger. That means we have to hire another clerk. That’s all right because we will be able to make a little more money.”

He sends the donor a receipt (stock) saying, “If we make extra money we will send you a little back (dividend).” The donor saves the dividends until he gets enough to give something to another struggling business.

If you tax the donor so much he cannot help anyone else, our economy will not grow. It will be stagnant, as it is now. If an economy does not grow, it goes backward.

Stop worrying about “their fair share.” Worry about the 40 percent plus who pay no taxes at all.

Mary Anne Smith
Waynesboro, Pa.


Beware President Obama and his plans

To the editor:

I recently read the following. Please people, read this carefully. This is a quote from Wayne Allyn Root, a former classmate of Barack Obama at Columbia University, class of ’83, and a former Libertarian nominee for vice president.

“Barack Obama is no fool. He is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create a systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos. Thereby, destroying capitalism and our country from within.

“Obama is following the plan of Cloward and Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands.

“It is a brilliant Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a Socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

“Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by my Columbia University classmate Barack Obama using the Cloward and Piven Plan.”

Does any of the above sound familiar? Isn’t this exactly what’s happening in our country today? Apparently, “the change” that Obama was talking about four years ago during his campaign was changing America from a democracy to a socialist country.

If you get the chance, please see the movie “2016 Obama’s America.” It explains how and why Obama came to his socialist ideology and why he views the world the way he does.

The democracy of our United States is at stake.

Nancy Leasure
Hagerstown


Who belongs to The First Church of Scientific Imagination?

To the editor:

The religion that is being promoted on many college campuses today is the religion of The First Church of Scientific Imagination.

This church gives no exact date of its founding or existence. Evolutionary leaders of this church would tell us it’s about theory and not its origin or beginning.

The explanation given for the beginning of this religion is what they call Scientific Evolution. The beginning of this evolution happened somewhere in the eons of time. This, of course, is not subject to investigation by man. How convenient to promote a theory of the imagination that cannot be investigated.

Not so with present-day man, who can trace his origin to the Garden of Eden and our first parents. The family cycle is still in operation, the joining of the human sperm and egg, continuing to populate earth with human beings.

Now, the First Church of Scientific Imagination is based on the theory that life has evolved over time. The theory of evolution is based on how life evolved on earth. This is being taught on college campuses today. One biology textbook states, “The human digestive system has been designed by evolution to handle a wide variety of food sources.”

What? A mystical force in the universe can design the digestive system of a human being? Am I reading a fairy tale, like the cow jumped over the moon?

If there is such a mystical force, I’d like to ask it two questions: Are you finished? And where did you get your life to start with?

Charlie Gower
Martinsburg, W.Va.

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