Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

November 8, 2012

Thanks to all who voted this year, whoever you may be

I would just like to say thank you to everyone out there who voted this year — the dreamers, the thinkers, the geeks, the freaks, the gays, the straights, the women, the men, the hippies and the yuppies, the country boys and the city girls, the college kids and our seniors, our veterans and our OWSers.

Americans of all races, economic stations, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations, the browns, the yellows, the reds, whites and blues. You’ve proven there is still Hope for the future to Change, that we don’t turn our backs on each other.

That we are all in it together, that the rich can’t make it without the middle class, and that it is incumbent upon all of us to help care for our nations poor and underpriveleged. Thank you.

Thank you for restoring one man’s faith that we are a nation of sanity and compassion, of justice and fairness, of equality and acceptance, of diversity and flavor, of pragmatism and wit ... a people who reject bigotry, paranoia, hatred and divisiveness ... a people who understand that the truth is not mutable.

That lies and falsehoods will not carry the day ... that context cannot simply be jettisoned if in fact the whole truth is what we seek.

Thank you.

Thank you to those unwilling to accept the revisionist histories and economic theories, to those with their eyes open, to those who’ve honestly been paying attention and doing their homework, who’ve formed their views based on varied credible sources of information ... those who don’t cover their eyes and ears and “pretend” the truth out of existence if it isn’t what they thought they wanted to hear. Thank you.

Eli Dicken

Cumberland

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  • We concur We concur

    We’re certain that Donald Rumsfeld, who served as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, echoes what many Americans feel about the complexity of filing income tax returns.
    When he filed his return, Rumsfeld sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service:

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  • The first step The first step

    If all goes as planned, Frostburg State University will one day offer a doctorate in nursing, a physician’s assistant program and a new health sciences building on campus.

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  • Where to look Where to look

    Drive anywhere in Maryland and it seems there is one highway construction project after another. While it is good to see our roads and bridges being upgraded, it can be nerve-wracking for anyone traveling a long distance.

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  • Library week

    Public libraries remain one of the best uses of taxpayer dollars. They are open to all. Young or old, poor or wealthy, residents can use computers and read current magazines and newspapers. Compact discs featuring a wide variety of music and
    movies on DVD may be checked out in addition to novels and other books.

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  • Sunday hunting Sunday hunting

    Legislation that increases hunting oppportunities on Sundays in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties has passed the Maryland General Assembly and reached the governor’s desk.

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  • One cannot compromise on God’s word

    A recent letter asked, “What is it about compromises that seem so undesirable?” Most of us are familiar with John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The next verse goes on to say, “For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him”

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  • Ballpark project a partnership, not a government handout

    To the Editor:
    Regarding Mark Nelson’s recent objection to county government assistance to exploring the placement of a minor league baseball team in the Cumberland region, I would answer that the project should be considered a partnership between private enterprise and government. The private support would come by way of donations collected from local citizens, currently banked through the Dapper Dan Club.

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  • Decriminalizing marijuana lines pockets of drug cartel

    Has the Maryland government decided they like contributing to the drug cartel? Their new decriminalization of marijuana does nothing but line the pockets of the cartel.

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  • Speed cameras Speed cameras

    We’ve never been big fans of speed cameras, primarily for two reasons. First, because the cameras are not always accurate, and secondly because many jurisdictions seem to create revenue by installing cameras and issuing high numbers of speeding tickets.

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