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The Euthanizing of Rural America

The idea of euthanizing the elderly and the incurable ill is repugnant to all God-fearing people. The thought of it becoming a widespread practice is frightening. However there is a type of euthanization taking place today that is even more destructive, and consequently, fearful. It is the euthanizing of rural America. But it can hardly be described as merly killing. In fact, it is the very opposite.
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Don’t Demoralize De Preacher

He comes in at least four different colors, numerous sizes and shapes. People want him when they are sick, getting married, and family members die. He is called by different names, some of which cannot be repeated in public, but one defines the work he does – PREACHER.
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"I Prayed"

Does a lapel button, which reads, “I PRAYED” violate the Constitution? A federal judge seems to think it does. The judge said that Wilson County schools were supporting religious activities by the parents, administrators, and teachers wearing buttons that said “I Prayed”, and that they could no longer wear them in school buildings.
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War On The Middle Class

Never before has a more relentless war been waged against the Middle Class population of the United States than the one we are witnessing today. The Upper Class has no problem filing up their gas tanks and shopping carts, while the bottom percentage of our population receive food cards, health cards, rent subsidy, and a certain about of free transportation, whereas the Middle Class get the privilege of paying the majority of the taxes. Now if that isn’t war on the Middle Class than I’ve never heard of one.
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Best Wishes To Our Graduates Throughout This Area

Best wishes to the Macon County High, Red Boiling High, Westmoreland High, Portland High, and Monroe County Kentucky high graduates. You have finally arrived, and you are to be complimented. We love each of you.
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Students Allowed To Draw “Demonic” Images In School, But Not A Cross

Both the “Overkill” and inconsistency are alive and well in some schools across the nation. Recently a high school student in Tomah High School in Madison, Wisconsin drew a cross and included the words “John 3:16 A sign of peace” in his art class. His teacher asked him to remove the reference to the Bible, but the student refused. His teacher gave him a zero on the project.
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An Old Story that Never Ceases

Browsing through an October 31, 1959 Courier-Journal, I noticed on the front page these headlines: “7 Children Die In Blaze; Mothers At A Bar.” The opening line was this: “Ottumwa, Iowa, October 30 – Seven young children, trapped by fire inside a one-door house, died early Friday while their mothers were away at a bar.”
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…And Taxpayers Foot The Bill

Since 2001 the taxpayers of this country have had 19 million of their tax dollars poured into the Jimmy Carter Center at the hands of liberal Democrats and Republicans. And what has the former President Carter been doing?
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Obama Walking On The Wrong Side

Obama is wakling on the wrong side of me when he slurs rural American's religion and guns.
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Reprints from the magazine “Military”

The magazine “Military” is a monthly publication dedicated to the military personnel who defended their country and to those who fought for the freedom of people of other nations. I recently read this magazine for the first time, and immediately subscribed to it.
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The Need For Courage

Peter Cartwright, a nineteenth-century, circuit-riding, Methodist preacher, was an uncompromising man. One Sunday morning when he was to preach, he was told that President Andrew Jackson was in the congregation. Cartwright was warned not to say anything out of line.
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The Goodness of Youth

Waterloo Iowa High School Helps Macon County High Tornado Victims
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