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Speakout 7/8

Sunday, July 8, 2007

We should judge all politicians by their deeds, not their words. I know that is almost impossible, as much of what is done in Washington is spun to the point that an act can mean many different things. But what a relief to read in your June 28 newspaper that our new U.S. senator opposes most earmarks, and has been voting against them. We have had many years of Emerson and Bond, who never saw a spending bill they didn't like, while talking "conservative talk" to the ones back home and merrily spending our grandchildren's money.

The oil that comes from Alaska, and Alaska is a part of the United States, does the oil go to Japan? Someone was arguing that we send all the oil to Japan. Can you answer that if that's true or false? And if does go to Japan, why do we send our oil over there?

I'm calling in regards to the cell phone article. I think cell phones are a wonderful, wonderful thing, and to want to ban them from Wal-Mart and other stores, that's insane! If you need to check in at home, you would have to leave all your items in your cart and go outside just to make a simple two-

minute call. Cell phones make life easier. They make it easier to keep in touch with people and keep a watch on your kids. You see police officers driving around talking on their cell phones, why can't we? What if you are a parent driving around somewhere. Your phone rings and it's your child. They could be in trouble and you wouldn't be able to take the call. Did you think about that? And if you don't like hearing other people's conversations, then you shouldn't listen. Why are you listening to a private conversation anyway? I'm a teenager and even I know that's rude to do. You want us to grow up and use some common sense. Why don't you use some too? Some of my friends are going through some hard times right now and sometimes need someone to talk to. If I'm out and they call me, I'm going to answer it because I'm helping a friend when they need it. Cell phones have been a great invention and have helped us all out. Personally, I don't know what I'd do without my cell phone. I've been driving for almost a year now, and it's very important for me to have my cell phone with me. If I'm in an accident, I need to have it to call my parents or a relative to come. I hope this really changes your outlook to see that cell phones are really not a bad thing. And no, I don't talk on my cell phone while driving.

Thank you Elks for a great fireworks show tonight. We really appreciate it.