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To the Editor:



The American people better take a long, hard look around them. And take a long, hard look at both political parties before voting.



For one thing, crime is not going down as the FBI statistics would have you believe. Street gangs, drive-by shootings, drug dealing, prostitution, extortion and murder are on the rise. Crime is affecting every local town and rural areas. Read your newspapers for God’s sake. Burglaries, drug arrests for meth, cocaine, marijuana and LSD. DWI arrests, armed robberies, shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Hit and run accidents, people driving around with unknown drivers’ licenses, child molestation, the list of misdemeanors and felonies goes on.



Look at Columbia, college town USA. Murder at a hotel, drive-by shootings, armed robberies; the police and City Council are up in arms.



Now you have Hillary Clinton running for president. A gun- hating liberal who had socialist, Marxist views on how Americans should live. “It takes a village to raise a family.” No Hillary, it takes parental authority, respect for parents and firm, hard discipline from parents and the schools. Not your anti-family, anti-home schooling, United Nations-backed socialist agenda.



Gov. Blunt did one good thing Hillary wouldn’t like. He passed the Custel law. You may shoot anybody who breaks into your home. But you better be a good marksman and make sure you shoot them dead. Because the criminal might just try and turn around and shoot you.



As for the economy, is it getting better? Take a look at the housing market crisis. Do you feel comfortable with your present job in the factories, nursing, blue collar or white collar? Think you have job security? People are losing their jobs every day. Think about that when you go vote your future and your children’s.



Stanley Embree



Green Ridge


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