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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  • Life-saving law Life-saving law

    Not many pieces of legislation to come out of Annapolis can be described as a matter of life or death. But the CPR law signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley is just that.
    Known as Brenna’s Law, the legislation requires that all Maryland high schoolers will be required to complete CPR training as part of the graduation requirement.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wildfires Wildfires

    The huge woods fire in nearby Pennsylvania shows just how much devastation can take place when a blaze breaks out during early spring. In this case, 900 acres of forest — much of it public game land — became engulfed in flames.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Street flowers Street flowers

    Walk along Frostburg’s Main Street in the spring and summer and one can’t miss the beautiful floral arrangements that adorn the lampposts.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • First base First base

    The idea of spending up to $7,500 for a study about the possibility of bringing a minor league baseball team to the area should at least be allowed to reach first base.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Restore them Restore them

    There are an estimated 47,000 deceased veterans whose remains are unidentified and unclaimed throughout the U.S. A group of senators and congressmen hope to do something to
    bring these men and women some dignity after death.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Support the March for Babies May 3 at Canal Place

    At the March of Dimes, we promise to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
    The March of Dimes has worked for more than 75 years to help babies get a healthy start in life.

    April 20, 2014

  • Happy Easter

    For the world’s more than 2 billion Christians, Easter is the day that defines their faith.
    The exact date of Christ’s resurrection is unknown, and even the precise locations of his crucifixion and burial are uncertain. This hasn’t stopped some people from saying they know the answer to these questions and others from trying to find out for themselves, or simply arguing about it.
     

    April 20, 2014

  • 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:

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo