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Speakout 9/27

Monday, September 27, 2004

As I was watching the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the movie, "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson, I kept wondering how anyone could be so barbaric. People have not changed - there are many barbarians among us. Our great United States of America legalized the crucifixion of over 40 million live, unwanted, innocent unborn babies. And we think we are a civilized country. An employee at an abortion clinic was assisting the abortionist when she noticed the unborn baby trying to move away from the tool the abortionist was using. She quit her job.

As a family-member of the target group chosen by Bush's so-called base to stir up innate bigotry in the right-wing faithful, I can identify with that analogy first hand. Like members of minority groups of the past it is difficult for me to understand how any intelligent member of the voting public can still support a man who displays such blatant disregard of the principles we espouse as a representative of what is a great and compassionate about our culture and government. In interview after interview at the convention, members of the so-called base were very candid about their displeasure of anyone in the Republican party who disagreed with them on any single point. It takes no great intellect to see that there is a struggle within the Republican party to destroy our government as we know it and replace it with a totalitarian government that stifles all dissidence and pushes the agenda of the far right in a manner that is neither democratic or civilized. They also have no problem stating their intention to completely do away with the concept of separation of church and state and replace it with a theocracy that represents their own narrow view of Christianity. Like every other similar attempt throughout history, they depend on the support of those selfish members of society who choose to support them because of one single issue they feel passionate about. The mistake these people make is to turn a blind eye to all the other dangerous positions because they feel these issues don't affect them personally.

I hate it when you put yesterday's crossword puzzle clues with tomorrow's crossword puzzle spaces to put them in.

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What happen to the puzzle in Friday's paper, it is all mixed up.

Could you tell us what is going on here on the old New Madrid levee road between East Prairie and New Madrid. I pass it about 8 o'clock on a Friday night and man there were trucks everywhere. I want to know what is going on.