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U.S. must remain strong militarily

Published: February 27, 2013 4:00 AM

The world is a dangerous place. We know that al-Qaida, Muslim radicals and other violent people wish to destroy the democratic United States. We need to keep a strong military for our protection and the protection of other smaller democracies in the world.

Why? Because the people speak through their voting and they support people-rule.

History has proved that if the United States remains strong militarily it keeps other nations from destroying peoples' choices. In World War II, it took four years to defeat Germany, Italy and Japan. We proved our strength militarily, although we lost many fighting men because, originally, we were not strong.

Former four-star General Jack Keating, on TV recently, gave statistics of the planned tremendous reduction of troops, ships and money spent for defense. He stated that this would be dangerous for the United States -- and the world.

It behooves us to sacrifice for our democratic freedoms.

Margaret Umbaugh, Stow

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anonymous Feb 28, 2013 10:11 AM

"Fake voters, fake email accounts, fake Twitter supporters, and propaganda: its just all in a days work for our President, Barack Obama. And now rabid gun control advocate Senator Dianne Feinstein has decided she can stage rigged gun control hearings to buoy her agenda and eliminate our Second Amendment rights.

The Washington Times reported that Feinstein was not happy with the witnesses who testified at the last gun control hearing, and she plans to hold a separate hearing with witnesses more inclined to back gun control.

Feinstein has already stated it is her desire to take guns away from each and every American citizen, and now she is subverting the Constitution to fan the flames of gun control hysteria, stacking the deck against our right to bear arms. Let there be no debate the Second Amendment of our Constitution states, A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Nothing needs to be altered or limited. These are our rights.

And indeed, as George Mason stated, To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

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