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July 9, 2013

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Free and brave

I believe that our children and grandchildren, if allowed to salute the flag and say “Under God” in our classrooms in the future, will still live in the land of the free and the home of the brave! I thank you for the July 4 editorial (“Still the land of the free, home of the brave?”) as it does hit home, for me anyway. I hope that it hit home for many, many others.

Lock him up

That guy who was arrested for drunken driving while operating a boat, he should be locked up for a while. He put many lives at risk besides his own. Congrats to Carl Rogers for the arrest and thank God there were no injuries. Sounds like this guy thinks he can get away with a lot. Do the crime, do the time!

My verdict: Guilty

I don’t know all the facts to this case, but from what I understand George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed teenager. What I also understand is that Zimmerman confronted the teenager first. If this is true, why is there any doubt? Zimmerman saw an African-American teenage male wearing a hoodie and assumed that that male was up to no good and confronted him. Also, if Zimmerman’s head was being “smashed” against concrete, why didn’t he have severe head injuries? Sorry, but I would find Zimmerman guilty.

Not justified

What justification did George Zimmerman have to kill the Martin boy, who was unarmed? An adult male against a kid who only had bare hands was not in danger of dying. And didn’t he fight back? Another factor is the question of who started the brawl?

Kim and Kanye

I feel so sorry for Kim Kardashian. She unfortunately has a child with Kanye West, a self-centered jerk! I have not heard anything good about him. Kim is home with a newborn, and he’s partying and flirting. He’s a real jerk (and that’s putting it mildly.

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