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To the Editor: Although the War on Terror was declared over, and we won the Cold War, Russian Airborne Assault Forces will be conducting joint terror-war exercises with U.S. soldiers using our equipment at Ft. Carson, CO in May. They will recon imaginary camps and make raids, according to TheNewAmerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/11655, 4/27/12. I have to wonder, "Why now?"
Another Friday evening news dump reported on HotAir.com/archives/2012/04/27 reveals that Congress has been bypassed and the Palestinian Authority will receive nearly $200 million although those funds were frozen by Congress. Reportedly, the President ordered Hillary to inform Congress his actions were for national security. This will come as no surprise to most Americans. Why is Congress playing dead? Have they no choice?
There are listed about seven schemes with Russia which may have betrayed the US and our allies on ExposeObama.com/2012/04/07/forgerygate-blackmailed-by-Putin. These include betraying Poland and the Czech Republic concerning the missile defense system, refusal to keep secret the tech data on some missiles, and leaked cables providing info on every Trident missile sent to England. Eligibility matters, or what is a Constitution for?
Perhaps most surprising is the article, "Spanish company will count American votes overseas in November," at CoachIsRight.com on April 10, 2012. The Spanish online voting company SKYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the US. The company's reputation for security was diminished when University of Michigan faculty and students accepted SKYTL's challenge and hacked into the computers. Project Vote has concluded that SKYTL's internet system is vulnerable to attack from inside and outside the US. Someone's truism: It isn't who votes that count, but who counts the votes.
Felons at the helm?
To the Editor: Regardless of your political affiliations, how angry would you be if your neighbor was allowed to write Hot Checks to cover their expenses with no repercussions? All the while, you had to balance your family’s budget, saying no to your child for the little amenities they used to enjoy, like a baseball bat or uniform, so your neighbor can splurge.
It’s not just outrageous, but illegal, well, that is for the average citizen.
For the average Joe or Jane, writing a Hot Check will land you a Misdemeanor, Class C for $50 or less, Class B for $50-$500, and a Class A for $500-$1500. Jump past $1500 and you just got yourself a Felony, which will stick with you for the rest of your life, disqualifying you to vote or own firearms and many job opportunities.
So what happens if you write a Hot Check as a group to the tune of 1.3 TRILLION DOLLARS?
You keep your Congressional Pension, and maybe even get re-elected to bump up your initial starting pay of $174,000.
There are 535 U.S. Congress members; $1,300,000,000,000 divided by 535 is $2,429,906,542.06. That’s $2 billion in one Hot Check per congressman or woman.
In the Great State of Texas, for a citizen, under Penal Code Title 7 Offense Against Property Chapter 31 Theft (7) a felony of the first degree if the value of the property stolen is $200,000 or more.
That’s Twelve thousand one hundred and forty nine, (12,149) First Degree Felonies, in one year alone per Congressman or Woman, if they were held to the same standards as the governed in Texas.
As a U.S. Marine Combat Vet, that’s not what I signed up to fight for.
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Letter to the Editor 12-7-13
Here is the letter to the editor for this weekend's edtion.
Letters to the Editor 11/30/13
Corsicana Emergency Corps still active
To the Editor: If anyone would like to know, the Corsicana Emergency Corps Is active and available for calls.
Letters to the Editor 11/23/13
To the Editor: Please let me thank all Christian men and women with Christmas in Action for they repaired homes for many.
Letters to the Editor 11/9/13
To the Editor: In response to Mr. Charles Lennon’s Letter to the Editor on Nov. 2, I would like to add one other trait that shows a “lack of integrity”
Letters to the Editor 11/2/13
In support of Hospice
To the Editor: Death and dying are unfortunately a part of life that we all must face at some point. I am writing to increase awareness of an indispensable resource that is available in our community.
Letters to the Editor 10/26/13
In response to ‘the deal’
To the Editor: The Letter To The Editor by Barbara A. Whitfield (Oct. 19) pretty well sums it up as to what the irresponsible scavengers are doing in Washington
Letters to the Editor 10/19/13
To the editor: Our County has an extremely important election coming up — the restoration of our beautiful, historic Navarro County Courthouse.
Letters to the Editor 10/12/13
Grateful for support
To the Editor: On Oct. 1, 2013, the Corsicana Police Department hosted Texas Night Out at Jester Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Approximately 300 visitors of all ages came out and enjoyed the event.
Letters to the Editor10/5/13
To the Editor: A letter to Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan:
I was saddened to read the story in the paper stating the city was planning to close the public swimming pools so that a for-profit water park located on the edge of town across an Interstate highway could make a little more money.
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