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Isn’t increasing private sector employment preferable to increasing food stamp and welfare rolls?  Over the last eight years the workers participation rate has been spiraling downward to 62%.   That means 38% of the people who are eligible to work are not working! When President Trump took office, it was the worst it has been in 35 years.  Over the last eight years food stamp and welfare rolls have increased by a whopping 50%.  This last 8 years was a disaster for families that had their bread winners looking for…

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Letters to the Editor 

Emerald’s Gem Box: Integrity

Integrity, according to means, “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” What is integrity? It is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. It is generally a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. Integrity means doing the right thing, at all times and in all circumstances, whether anyone is watching or not!  Integrity means doing the right thing no matter what the consequences are! Integrity is when your conscience agrees with your actions! My Daddy always taught…

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Children really are our most precious resource

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” Matthew 19:14. When my three kids were small I liked to play with them using the Leap Frog educational toolkit. Recently, I examined a Newsweek Education Program Issues Today map toolkit. What I learned about the current plight of children around the world wasn’t amusing. For instance, in Colombia children as young as 8 are often forcibly recruited into armed militias. They serve as combatants, spies,…

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Letter to the Editor Received from a woman marine

Mr. George I read your letter in the local News Paper a few days ago while at the DQ in Madison and want to thank you for your kindness on woman in combat. You may not remember me, but I purchased one of your AR’s in 6.8 caliber a few years ago. I saw the firearm in Ft. Walton Beach where I was training but you sold it while I was checking out other Dealers. I had to wait two weeks and meet you in Pensacola in order to purchase…

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