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Updated: December 19, 2012 12:26PM



I want to thank each and everyone of you who voted for President Obama. Because of your support, we’ll have a president who inherited a deep recession and whose policies have made the economy worse. Thank you.

You also re-elected a president who wants yet more bureaucrats to manage the new health care program when they can’t even run the postal service. Thank you!

And finally a big thanks for re-electing someone who borrowed and spent more than $5 trillion in less than four years with no plans on how repay it. I can’t help but wonder how many more trillions of dollars he plans on borrowing and how serious he is about paying it back, if at all.

Philip Peffley

Oak Lawn

States should pay pot-related legal costs

It’s refreshing to see some 21st century thinking by the voters in Washington and Colorado, who decided Nov. 6 to legalize the use of marijuana by adults.

But these states are, in fact, violating federal law. This being the case, I believe that these states should be obligated to provide full legal services when their citizens are arrested and charged by federal authorities for violating federal drug laws.

Raymond A. Lemieux

Hometown

Pastor’s griping uncalled for

I read with dismay the comments from St. George’s pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Fleck, regarding the Veterans Day ceremonies starting at 10 a.m. last Sunday and interfering with Sunday Mass. He wanted the event rescheduled back to Monday.

Yes, Father, Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday every seven years. St. George, along with a number of Catholic churches, has Masses at several times. St. George’s schedule is 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The request for St. George School to participate in the event involved having someone there to accept a painting for the school. That should not have created the flurry of negative comments coming from the pastor.

The ceremonies to honor veterans and dedicate the new Metra station were in no way intended to keep people from worshiping on Sunday. For those who are compelled to attend a certain Mass, we’ll see you next year when Nov. 11 is on Monday.

Judy Bruning

Tinley Park

Drone attacks

There is a long history of American ignorance regarding what is done in our name. Drones are the newest chapter in this history, as they leave a trail of slaughter of the innocent in the Middle East.

When will Americans wake up to reality regarding these highly effective, propaganda-recruitment tools for future terrorists?

How would Americans feel to have their lives disrupted by the daily presence of drones and having to bury their children as a result of drone attacks?

Edward D. Juillard

Chicago



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