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Mail Call - Jan. 28

January 27, 2013

“The most memorable answer I ever read from Dear Abby was in response to the woman who wanted to go to law school, but hesitated because she would be 50 by the time she finished. Dear Abby wrote, ‘And how old will you be if you don’t go?’”
— Hedgesville, W.Va.


“I’m so glad to see the comment in Mail Call, Jan. 18, about people rushing out to buy weapons. These extreme — and they’re mostly tea party people — do not live by faith, but fear and hate, which is a sin.”
— Hagerstown


“Police Chief Buskirk, for a supposed law enforcement officer, you know precious little. The Second Amendment was written precisely to ensure that an armed government would not have an ‘advantage’ over We the People.”
— Hancock


“Now that it looks like President Obama’s trying to take your guns, and has become a big opponent of the Second Amendment, you Obama lovers ought to look into his past, at his past voting records, when he was a state senator in Illinois. When a vote came up on school violence, Sen. Obama voted to abstain. Just another reason why you people fell for this man’s rhetoric.”
— Hagerstown


“Well, just to let all our neighbors in and around Brownsville, the USPS today, without notice, came and closed our post office. No more stamps, no more drop-off of mail to go out. We should at least have been told of the closing date, and not led to believe that it would be the last day of January. It’s no wonder the postal service is in the state it is in.”
— Brownsville


“Horry County in South Carolina — which, by the way, is one of our poorest states — has armed guards in all of the high schools, and since the latest massacre, the BOE is considering putting them in all of its schools. The teachers will all be able to have concealed weapons. If they can afford this, the rest of America should be ashamed that we don’t do enough to protect our most precious commodity, our children. How will we face our maker on judgment day for this very poor decision?”
— Maugansville


“Washington County taxpayers and the county commissioners are paying $148,000 a year to maintain and to heat the North Street school. It’s about time the county commissioners decide to stop payments to all nonprofits. Taxpayers are fed up with all this waste.”
— Maugansville


“To the Mercersburg, Pa., caller: The reason your taxes went up is because President Obama gave you relief from Social Security tax for a few years, as part of the stimulus. Now that has expired. Republicans didn’t want that anyway, so it was never a new tax, it was taxes we were already paying that we got relief from for a couple of years to stimulate the economy. Secondly, the caller from Boonsboro, it’s easier for you to move than it is for the whole state. You can feel free to move if you don’t like your representation. I voted for the representation that I got and I’m happy with it, so I do not want to move into Virginia.”
— Hagerstown


“Only in America, that you can smoke dope, jump rope, be on welfare, get food stamps and a medical card, but if you’re a good American and go to work and pay taxes, you can’t have a gun. God bless America.”
— Williamsport


“As we become more and more in debt to China, one must ask themselves, what if China wants to be paid in full? We have a choice of giving every penny we own or standing our ground. Without our guns, there’s nothing stopping them from taking over our government.”
— Warfordsburg, Pa.


“I wish people would get their facts straight before they call in to the newspaper. President Obama did not raise any taxes. It was the expiration of the Social Security tax relief that he had put in place while the economy was so bad, to help save people some money. But there aren’t any new taxes. That’s just your regular taxes ... so try to get your facts straight before you start running off at the mouth.”
— Hagerstown

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