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An uncivil war is being waged

Published: Mon, July 8, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

An uncivil war is being waged

There’s a war on in the USA, and it’s between conservatives and liberals. They both have an agenda on what’s best for the country. A few things I have learned along the way are that liberals protest war and injustice and conservatives protest health care. Unlike conservatives, liberals believe that corporations are not people, money is not free speech and Social Security is not an entitlement.

Conservatives think that our jobs are more important if they are shipped to China and Mexico. They don’t seem to get it that everyone does better when everyone does better. Conservatives also have their own news channel, Fox News. I consider Fox News my comedy channel, and my news source is Comedy Central.

After reading about the Revolutionary War and the preparing and passage of our Constitution, I have come to the conclusion that the founding fathers were liberals and radicals, not conservatives.

The labor movement for years has fought to help workers earn a living wage. Liberals have fought alongside labor to help workers get weekends off, health care and a say so on the shop floor. Conservatives in this Congress are trying to eliminate all of the gains made throughout the years. They take care of the richest 1 percent; liberals fight for the other 99.

One last thing. As everyone can see, the Republicans love the poor, that’s why they want to make so many more of them. One thing we can’t do in this country is let the tea party and their corporate buddies take over the reins of government. They already control the Supreme Court and the House. If they control the Senate and the presidency, God help us.

Bud McKelvey, Hermitage


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