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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 9:48 pm | Updated: 3:14 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

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We encourage readers to submit letters to the editor on issues of interest to East Valley residents. Submissions should be no longer than 300 words, factually accurate and original thoughts of the writer. Please be brief and include name, address, city and phone number for verification. Letters and comments may be edited for clarity and length.

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CHRISTMAS

Focus on real meaning

Why can’t they say “Merry Christmas” and mean “Christ” in Christmas? The reason that the savior Jesus Christ was born is that we might know God! Based on the “Greatest Story Ever Told,” the birth of Jesus Christ is the reason we celebrate Christmas — and that has brought us great joy.

Christmas is a federal holiday signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. The day is based upon (and honors) the philosophy of Jesus Christ. While 96 percent of America celebrates Christmas our culture is eroding, erasing and purging all references to Christmas.

God’s greatest gift to us was his only son, Jesus Christ, to save us from all our sins. He was called “Emmanuel,” which means “God with us,” in all times good and bad, in tragedy and triumph. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)

Tidings of great joy, peace to all, and may the true spirit of the season be with you, and your Christmas dreams come true.

JACK AND NINEVA SALLEY

MESA

THE ECONOMY

Everyone should have

certain basics of life

A brief answer to the Ed Jones’ Nov. 26 letter on the federal stimulus:

I also do not propose anti-supply-and-demand economics. Certain aspects of American life, however, supported by government, should not favor those with greater financial status. The Declaration of Independence and our federal Constitution, rightly, say so. Richer people, rightly, can have bigger houses, etc. But “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” encompasses medical, dental, legal and educational issues. That doesn’t violate supply-and-demand and benefits society at large more than it does individual citizens.

So I’ll favor universal health care until other ways allow poor people to have the same quality and quantity of those things as the rich. Anything less is inhumane and wrong. It also is un-Christian.

BILL WOODFIN JR.

MESA

AFGHANISTAN

We should leave, not escalate

I am pleased that President Barack Obama went through the long, arduous effort to review all the information from many sources regarding the situation in Afghanistan before making his decision. But I am disappointed that he has elected to escalate the war. The echoes of Vietnam will haunt this nation for decades to come, and it will be even worse for the people of Afghanistan. Our plan to arm and train an Afghan army and police force is destined to fail in the same way that strategy failed in southeast Asia. When our warmongering nation takes off the shackles of the military-industrial complex and finds a way to make individuals as powerful in our political process as are large corporations, we may find that we have plenty of resources to address our real troubles: climate change, pollution, education, and Medicare-for-all health care.

CRAIG RANDLEMAN

PHOENIX

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