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Issue Date: October 28, 2021

Dear Editor:

Recent reports from the Biden admin accuse parents of child abuse and being "domestic terrorists" because they won't subject their children to COVID vaccinations. (Later in this letter will be an accurate description of "domestic terrorists".)

Government intrusion into our lives is at unprecedented extremes to usurp our individual rights. Another term is "Tyranny".

From one side of their mouth they state the COVID risk to children is very low; out of the other side comes demands for masking (doubling?) and vaccines. Never a word of hope by informing that 99% of all cases survive??just keep people scared into compliance with the ever-changing directives. Now the reports are the vaccines have only short-term efficacy (so boosters can become a lifestyle?) Proven treatment (hydroxychloriquin, etc.) have been politically banned by the Biden admin and CDC??probably because it successfully was used to treat President Trump.

"Science experts" claim no knowledge of the cause of autism. It may have existed to some extent when the measles, mumps and rubella vaccines were administered individually and spaced; however, it appeared to become epidemic when all three vaccines were combined into one injection. Just an observation.

Everyone should be dubious of the COVID vaccines. Serious side-effects are being reported??blood clots, myocarditis and pericarditis, so far. People are eager to buy into the scare tactics without weighing the pros and cons in considering their risk level. Common sense approach pays off handsomely without all the hype. Two Romanian nurses (now American citizens and living/working here) reported in an interview that in Romania, they were regularly subjected to injections of unknown substances and purposes, commenting, "that's communism". We have always had the right to refuse any tests or treatments, until now. We need to demand it. Of course, Biden's mandates for vaccines do not apply to everyone. Postal workers and members of Congress are exempt; also the illegals bringing in COVID mutations, but they're only here for the purpose of being future Democrat voters??nothing else matters.

The Democrat Party has completely adopted other more insidious plans for our citizens, based on the teachers' union' goals for children. The former president of Michigan Education Association was in my downstate social group??a true-blue total Marxist, and the teachers' mission statement fit her like a second skin. It bears repeating:

"Promotes Marxist ideals of Soviet-inspired Frankfurt School; to destroy Christianity, traditional morality; detach children from parents influence; undermine basic skills, in order to make America "so corrupt it stinks'. Opposes performance standards, employee drug testing, vouchers, merit pay, school prayer. Supports sex ed, abortion, nuclear freeze, gay marriage, single-payer healthcare, United Nations."

Frankfurt Schools: Nazi, during WWII; separates children from their families and raises them commune-style for political and moral indoctrinations. Talk about separation anxieties??for both parents and children. This on top of children being afraid the earth won't be here for them to grow up because of climate-change propaganda.

Sex ed: Their warped, immoral, perverted versions taught to be normal and acceptable.

"Bringing America down until it stinks" is being manifested in actual and highly probable ways, such as:

Our electrical grids throughout the country have been in precarious condition, having been described as vulnerable for sabotage. Yet the Democrat politicians are pushing for electric vehicles (requires recharging ports). Coal is needed to make electricity, but our Marxist Democrat admins are hell-bent to keep the coal mines closed. President Trump realized the importance and re-opened the mines; Biden promptly closed them again, along with the pipeline??gas prices soared. Just what are these subversive politicians trying to do? the obvious? in pursuit of overloading? No coal, no electricity; no electricity, no lights, TV, computers, refrigeration, charging ports, gas for fuel-injected vehicles (retailers will be closed anyway); no stock of merchandise on shelves, medical refills (can't but and stockpile like T.P.); and no first-responders would likely be able to get to you in a crisis. Hope you're not the one in a critical accident, have a heart attack or a house on fire. Crime and rioting would be off the charts, as always in any kind of tragedy. In the 1950s, President Eisenhower's admin implemented the freeway system. He ordered 1 mile out of every 5 miles be straight highway; in the event of national disaster in any region, those stretches of highway could be used as landing strips to evacuate people or bring in supplies. It was a citizen-oriented brilliant idea, but in the event of a national grid failure, it would be a probable impossibility. And there is another big NO: Dem admins would be in NO hurry to rectify and restore. WE NEED THE COAL MINES.

And there is A.O.C. (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY), a senator, who stated she believes people can be "reprogrammed" politically; and further states, "We don't need the police. We can police ourselves." When donkeys fly! A real dose of vigilante law.

How do these people get into office? A comparison: Attentive adults know how a scenario will play out when something has captured a toddler's attention, and it does happen as expected. The stakes are higher when the toddler becomes a teenager and the adults are not so attentive (Vaguely disinterested? too busy? the kid is better at hiding interests?) Changes in habits and personality, though seen by others, are somehow missed by the parents, even as changes occur right in front of their noses. These politicians get into office by the "voter-by-riot" mindset (voting same party regardless of who the candidates are, over and over). They are also willing (or conveniently) to believe every word out of candidates' mouths (also incumbents'), giving award-winning performances in front of TV cameras. Their voters refuse to see and identify what is right before their faces??evidence impossible to miss or misinterpret. Denial isn't just a river in Egypt!

Voting decisions are also made by knee-jerk reactions, such as based on hairstyle, not having a polished-politician style, despite proven ability and successes. Democrats are eager to level accusations of racism based on skin color and ethnicity, with no evidence to back their character slams. It appears those accusers, be they citizens or polished politicians, are the real racists, as they use those minorities as a tool in attempting to diminish others by slander. However, I don't understand the hypocracy of minority-based racism v. perceived negative images of anyone else. Bias is bias??not one more acceptable than the other. None so blind as those who will not see.

I have not voted for a Democrat in probably 25 years, and never will again. The party is loaded with communists and Nazis, with tentacles reaching throughout, including to hand-picked and funded new candidates.

The damage done to the country is slow and insidious over time, constantly gaining firmer foothold, unlike sudden physical attacks such as 9/11.

So who are the real "domestic terrorists"? Convincingly over time, it comes down to being the uninformed/disinterested voters who vote the subversives into office.

Linda Gould,

Menominee



Dear Editor:

Re: Nov. 11 Veterans Day

That mournful call...

Haunting, beautiful, mournful - those words describe one of the most widely known and loved bugle calls - TAPS.

It is most haunting when heard after the three volleys at a military funeral; most beautiful when it signals the end of a military day on a peaceful summer evening; most mournful when it honors the nations war dead on Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

Taps will again be sounded on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., after the "moment of silence" that has become the tradition by which the United States honors those killed in it's wars.

The tradition was started on Nov. 11, 1918 when General John J. Pershing had a bugler sound TAPS to signal the official end of World War I. But the history of this short, simple piece predates the World War I armistice by 56 years.

TAPS

Union Gen. Daniel Butterfield, after being wounded, rallying his men, and finally retreating at the battle of Gaines Mills in 1862, composed TAPS during the long night that followed. Next morning he whistled the tune to his brigade bugler who played it for the first time at dusk of that day.

It was soon being heard throughout the Army of the Potomac, and moved, with Butterfield, to his new commands with other Union Armies.

In 1874 it was officially adapted by the US Army, and by 1900 was used by all military services.

Perhaps the most haunting interpretation of TAPS is used at military funerals when two buglers are employed - one at graveside, one some distance away providing an "echo", or when, with use of one bugler at a distance, TAPS is blown once toward the grave and once away.

The origin of the title, TAPS, which employs only four pitches in it's entirety, is still unknown.

* Taken from the Milwaukee Journal's "Green Sheet" printed quite a few years ago.

TAPS, the words...

To my surprise, one day, I found that there are words to sing along to the tune TAPPS. Here are the three verses.

1. Day is done, gone the sun, from the lakes, from the hills, from the sky. All is well, safety rest. God is near.

2. Then good night, peaceful night, fill the light of the dawn shineth bright. God is near, do not fear, Friend, good night.

3. Fading light, dims the sight, and a star gems the sky, gleaming bright. From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Submitted with pride by Bev. Dragosh, Beecher,

Past president Brown Deer VFW Post 8099,

Member Pembine American Legion ALA to Post 461,

Proud mother of retired Army Sgt. Major Thomas Pollack, 32 years of service. Thank you for serving our Country.



Letter to Editor:

The statement "nobody tells me what to put in my body" is simply not true. Your government tells how much alcohol you can drink before you are unfit to drive. Vaccinations have been mandated by various governmental agencies for decades. Various drugs are illegal to use. If you show up work drunk or high on drugs, your employer will fire you.If you overdose on drugs, the EMTs will give you narcon to save your life. By not getting vaccinated for Covid, you are not only potentially endangering your own life, but also the lives of those you come in contact with and may infect. The vaccination issue is not nor should it be about politics. It's about public health and safety.

Dave Johnson,

Menominee


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