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Posted: Friday, August 1, 2008 10:45 pm | Updated: 8:50 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Regarding the Fairness Doctrine, I would like to congratulate you on a really great editorial (Our View, July 8). The timing was perfect, as we recently finished watching “John Adams” on DVD.

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freedom of speech

Regarding the Fairness Doctrine, I would like to congratulate you on a really great editorial (Our View, July 8). The timing was perfect, as we recently finished watching “John Adams” on DVD.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would be a joke if she were not speaker of the House. She would stoop to any level to silence her critics. I would point out that Republican presidential candidate John McCain is of the same mindset regarding this issue. The Republicans squandered several chances to get rid of the Fairness Doctrine.

I believe the Fairness Doctrine is clearly unconstitutional. We recently had a landmark decision regarding the Second Amendment. I believe that if Pelosi is successful in bringing back that onerous law, the outcry will be so great that it will result in either a Supreme Court decision or a constitutional amendment that will kill it forever. Mainstream America will not support Pelosi and the Democrats when they trample on the First Amendment.

Thanks for what you do. I do not always agree with you; we call that freedom of speech. Most Americans do not fully understand how fortunate we are to have it.




An escalating impact

Your editorial about the proposed state constitutional amendment on marriage was “more of the same” — misleading arguments meant to cause fear, guilt, a negative reaction and mindset, with no attempt to give fair, unbiased explanations of what’s at stake with this drastic change in cultural norms. Distortion of truth and outright lies defeated the previous amendment. Since families will deal with the outcome, they deserve honest, factual, serious consideration of the complications resulting from failure of the new amendment.

The “full faith and credit clause” of the constitution will force Arizona to recognize civil unions, domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages, in spite of our Defense of Marriage Act when it is deemed “unconstitutional.” Therefore, an amendment is necessary and prudent to preserve traditional marriage. The explicit will of California’s voters was ignored when defiant judges usurped power and re-wrote law. Judges don’t have ultimate authority or supremacy.

Homosexuals constantly demand special privileges, recognition and legal protections. They claim “discrimination” while achieving higher education levels, better-paying jobs and higher living standards than the “norm,” and consenting adults may create legal contracts in almost all civil matters.

Legalizing same-sex marriages has devastating repercussions. No educator, minister, charity, employer, hospital, public or private agency can maintain firmly held beliefs and preferences, or refuse to hire someone who doesn’t uphold their views, without fear of arrest, retribution, fines, lawsuits or loss of tax-exempt status. Organizations cannot refuse to enter into any contract, or cancel or decline to renew or reinstate any contract — and health care and adoption agencies won’t receive exemptions. Majorities will bow to minorities as reverse discrimination is codified into law.

Voters deserve to be forewarned of the complicated effects and circumstances they will be forced to deal with.




Don’t regulate herbals

In the 1980s, the Food and Drug Administration, in collusion with the giant pharmaceutical companies, tried to take control of natural substances such as vitamins, minerals and herbs. Now, it is trying to cut off the source by threatening suppliers with legal action.

It has issued a regulation with the force of law which states only a prescription drug can diagnose, prevent, treat or cure a disease. Obviously, this statement is it should not be taken seriously, but people and companies are being prosecuted and convicted.

This is akin to a regulation that states the only legal travel is by car. We must take the FDA back to its original intent of protecting the general public.

I have diabetes and refuse to take the heart-stopping diabetes drugs. I have controlled it with diet and herbs. I recently discovered that diabetes has no cure in the U.S. Both north and south of the U.S., there are real cures. I started one program a month ago and reduced my ALC from 8.3 to 7.0. I will be cured in a few more months.

I do not want the FDA to prevent me from having any of the thousands of treatments and cures available outside of prescription chemical pills or surgery.

We need real, integrated health care.



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