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Letters, Nov. 1

Spot on

The Oct. 29 “Another View” by Michael Gerson, in my opinion, was spot on.

I have relatives who easily could be the subject of his column. God-fearing folks who can’t remember the Ten Commandments they could recite just three years ago. It makes me sad.

A favorite quote of mine reads, “As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” — H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Sun, July 26, 1920

T. Alan Gielow

Shady Cove

Lost the common man

Abraham Lincoln said, “God must love the common man, he made so many of them.” The common man that keeps this great nation humming.

The Democrats have lost the common man along with their common sense.

Marilyn Hermant


Democratic chair learned nothing

KC Hanson, chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, evidently learned nothing from the Obamas about taking the high road. When Walden announced he would not run for re-election she took the opportunity to attack him rather than take the high road, wishing him well and promoting her party.

She is why I and many like me no longer belong to either party. We are sick of the negativity and lack of inspirational leadership.

Marlene Nelson


Good advice from Snoopy

How surprising to read the most pertinent thing in Tuesday’s paper come from the mouth of Snoopy.

“The suppression of evidence ought always to be taken for the strongest evidence.” The quote comes from the lawyer Andrew Hamilton in 1735. It looks like good advice never grows old.

Bert Koch

Grants Pass

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