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posticon Editorial - Taking Children From Their Parents - Immoral and Illegal

Opinions | Friday, June 22, 2018 | By Dan Veaner Print
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I don't like movies or novels about Nazis.  They continue to be popular, because, let's face it, they were seriously bad dudes, so they make terrific baddies to overcome.  Dramatically they were made for storytellers.  But, to me, they aren't part of fictional stories because they were real.  I know people who lost close family members and friends in the Nazi purge.  Laying claim to millions of murders is not good by any measure.

So I am disturbed by the popularity of comparing President Trump to Nazis.  It is hard for almost everybody to resist hyperbole when trying to make a point, especially a political point in these turbulent times.  I wish they would resist it -- there is so much hype in today's news that it's almost impossible to know what's real any more.  This problem of separating children from their illegal immigrant parents begs the comparison, however.

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posticon Thoughts - Affordable Housing

Opinions | Friday, June 22, 2018 | By Casey Stevens Print
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Caseythoughts Bishop George Hume once wrote that "'"Words may be either servants or masters. If the former, they may safely guide us in the way of truth. If the latter, they intoxicate the brain and lead into swamps of thought where there is no solid footing."

I quote this because I have noted that the phrase 'safe injection site' is apparently no longer being used by the advocates for legal shooting galleries for heroin usage to be placed in a neighborhood near you. I have now seen the phrase 'safer consumption space' used in lieu of the phrase 'safe injection site'. How convenient. Let's make it sound like shooting up heroin and zoning out at a house on your street is kind of like 'consuming' a candy bar or a bowl of cereal, instead of what it really is, which is a life threatening action with an illegal and dangerous drug. No harm done, right?

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