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Letters to the Editor: July 21, 2012

Thanks for help at annual book sale

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Friends of the Morris Public Library annual book sale a great success again this year. Thank you to everyone who donated books, helped set up and run the sale, or shopped at our sale. All proceeds of the sale will be used by the Friends to support your library through the funding of library programs and acquisition of collections and technology.

Ted Goldstein; President, Friends of the Morris Public Library

Content to accept the grim conditions?

Denis Waitley, one of the most sought after keynote speakers and productivity consultants in the world today says, "There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."

These thoughts spur in me the importance of living up to our responsibilities as free citizens of our country.

In these critical times that we live in it is important to remember that freedom is not free and if we take it for granted, it can readily be taken away from us - especially when we are not paying attention to what is going on in our local, state and federal governments. It disturbs me to hear people say that they do not like to get involved in politics and seem to have an attitude that they think that they are above the dirty business of politics and while they are very willing to criticize politicians and call them all crooked, they are not willing to do the important work of learning about what the various candidates REALLY stand for and who actually is NOT crooked and most deserving of their critical vote.

In my opinion we are at the most critical crossroads of our country in our lifetime. Too often I have heard how disappointed people are in our Congress. People complain that Congress has not been getting anything done. For two years, 2008 and 2009, we did see things "getting done" in Congress. In spite of most Americans disapproving, Congress and Obama moved ahead very rapidly and rammed Obamacare down our throats. It sure seems to me, that gridlock at that time would have been better than having the action in Congress that gave us this monstrous bad bill which will not only be taking away many of the freedoms that we now enjoy, but which will also inevitably bankrupt our country.

The Supreme Court could have ruled it unconstitutional. However, Chief Justice Roberts decided to put the ball back into the courts of the people of this country. Will we the People, do the necessary thing in November to preserve our country and its freedoms by voting against all of the politicians who support Obamacare and all incessant spending, etc. or will we be content to accept the grim conditions as they now exist??? The choice is ours!!!

Evelyn A. Guggisberg; Starbuck, Minn.