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July 26, 2013

READERS' FORUM: July 26, 2013


The long and short of it

First let me address Clay Wilkinson’s letter. Wow, what a lengthy tirade (120 lines, average words per line of six equals about 720 words) to say so very little. Clay, you remind me of the song of the early ’60s by Nat King Cole called “Rambling Rose.”

I got two things from your letter. First, I thought your remarks about Charlton Heston were in extremely poor taste. The second thing, I actually agreed with you. I agree with you about extensive background checks to keep criminals and people with mental problems from owning guns. I own no guns, but several in my family do, and they believe in background checks also. Other than that, your article was just rambling.

The second letter by Van Cottom was short (about 60 words), but he was to the point and so very accurate. We need to solve the spiritual problems of this nation first, then we will be able to solve the others. We need “real” people leading this country, not career politicians.

— Joe DeLorme

Clay City

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