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OPINION
August 28, 2010
My three favorite phrases are, in reverse order: No. 3. "What the Founding Fathers really said was ... " No. 2. "What the Founding Fathers were trying to say was ... " No. 1. "What the Founding Fathers meant to say was ... " I think it's really cool the way we can, two centuries hence, all travel back in time and place ourselves squarely in the Founding Fathers' respective lemons. The woman who's running for Senate in Nevada recently said if one reads the Founding Fathers' writings, it's clear they were conservative.
NEWS
July 24, 2010
Only vote for those who will not run again To the editor: As we approach the fall election, I believe that it is a good time to give some very serious thought to the type of individual whom we need to elect to public office. I think that most Americans would agree with me that the current crop of people that we have in high elected office appears to have some very serious shortcomings. The vast majority of our current elected officials project extremely partisan views.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | July 9, 1999
Washington County Commissioner Paul L. Swartz wants to put the Ten Commandments on a plaque in front of the Washington County Courthouse and says he would even help pay for a legal battle if the controversial idea gets the county sued. The proposal, which goes before the County Commissioners Tuesday, marks the fourth time the idea has been considered in the last 10 years, Washington County Attorney Richard Douglas said. The other times were in 1989, 1991 and August 1998, he said.
NEWS
September 12, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- More than 400 people from four states traveled Saturday from Hagerstown to Washington, D.C., joining thousands of others for the March on Washington, a rally protesting big government, both in spending and control. "It was truly amazing," said Nancy Allen of Hagerstown. Allen said she never felt the need to take part in a political demonstration before in her life. "It is the control the government is trying to exercise over the people, To me, it is very threatening," Allen said.
NEWS
by Dan Wallace, Williamsport | October 3, 2004
To the editor: With the situation in Iraq far from being stabilized, and possibly headed toward a civil war, Donald Currier's op-ed proclaiming George W. Bush as "a man with a vision" seems a tad premature. Actually, if you consider that Bush proclaimed an end to major military operations more than a year ago, and was wrong about WMD and any Saddam-9/11 connection, one might be inclined to say his "vision" is of the impaired variety. Currier goes on to favorably compare our president to the likes of our founding fathers - true visionaries who were misunderstood in their day. Comparing George W. to Thomas Jefferson, the father of The Declaration of Independence, among many other accomplishments of genius, is laughable.
OPINION
June 21, 2013
It's a question with no correct answer. Is the loss of our privacy a valid price to pay for greater security? Or, as Ben Franklin once suggested, are those who sacrifice one for the other bound to lose both? The NSA claims that it is only collecting metadata, described as “data about data.” Theoretically, this is one step removed from more egregious acts of eavesdropping that involve listening into phone conversations or reading email. And because the NSA wants the metadata, it too must be revealing.
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OPINION
August 29, 2013
Tea party rallies have exposed movement's racist base To the editor: Recently, tea party rallies or protests have exposed the racist base in the movement. In Washington, D.C., during a GOP rally against immigration reform, one of the key speakers talked about the DNA and bloodlines of the Founding Fathers - Washington, Jefferson and others - being put at risk by immigrants. The speaker also added a line to include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This rally was led by tea party darlings.
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OPINION
June 21, 2013
It's a question with no correct answer. Is the loss of our privacy a valid price to pay for greater security? Or, as Ben Franklin once suggested, are those who sacrifice one for the other bound to lose both? The NSA claims that it is only collecting metadata, described as “data about data.” Theoretically, this is one step removed from more egregious acts of eavesdropping that involve listening into phone conversations or reading email. And because the NSA wants the metadata, it too must be revealing.
OPINION
June 19, 2013
“When is Greencastle going to get finished with the mess on Route 11 and Baltimore Street? Get it done.” - Greencastle, Pa. “This is Wednesday, June 12, and everyone should read David Hanlin's article on the Opinion page, 'Downtown stadium site still is the best.' I was so sorry (when) our mayor was voted out, and he had it right all along, we needed the stadium over here, and ... Mr. Bruchey worked very, very hard. ... Please, everybody read David Hanlin's article in the paper Wednesday.
OPINION
May 14, 2013
“People wonder what's wrong with Washington. Well, it's the people themselves, that re-elect people like this former governor from South Carolina, who cheated and lied to his wife, and also lied to the people, by thinking he was above the law, and using taxpayer funds to fly to South America to meet his lover. Even though he paid the money back, the fact that he thought he could do it means he doesn't belong in Washington, D.C. But we keep sending these kinds of people to represent us, which is what is wrong.” - Hagerstown “We as humans do things from A to Z that God does not like.
OPINION
August 28, 2010
My three favorite phrases are, in reverse order: No. 3. "What the Founding Fathers really said was ... " No. 2. "What the Founding Fathers were trying to say was ... " No. 1. "What the Founding Fathers meant to say was ... " I think it's really cool the way we can, two centuries hence, all travel back in time and place ourselves squarely in the Founding Fathers' respective lemons. The woman who's running for Senate in Nevada recently said if one reads the Founding Fathers' writings, it's clear they were conservative.
NEWS
September 12, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- More than 400 people from four states traveled Saturday from Hagerstown to Washington, D.C., joining thousands of others for the March on Washington, a rally protesting big government, both in spending and control. "It was truly amazing," said Nancy Allen of Hagerstown. Allen said she never felt the need to take part in a political demonstration before in her life. "It is the control the government is trying to exercise over the people, To me, it is very threatening," Allen said.
NEWS
By LISA PREJEAN | November 16, 2007
Which document contains the main set of laws for the United States: The Declaration of Independence or The United States Constitution? If you think about the words in the titles of the two documents, you will find some clues. The Declaration of Independence declares, which means to state or announce openly, our country's independence, freedom from influence, control or determination of others. A constitution is the act of setting up or making up something; an establishment, an appointment, or a formation.
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