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Patriotism 2004?

Thoughts on patriotism, 2004, starting with the local parade theme of “United We Stand.” Yes, originally patriotic, but is it now the Republicans ,”one voice speaks for all’ or the Democrats’ “all voices welcome”?

Then the criticism of Michael Moore’s new film and how “un-American” it is. Local conservatives say they don’t need to see it as they know what it says (I saw it; they don’t). It shows actual film footage of our conservative leaders in their own words that clearly illustrates the lying, hypocrisy and manipulation perpetrated on the public.

The film includes footage of our local representative, Republican John Doolittle (916-786-5560) scurrying away from Michael Moore as Moore and a U.S. Marine attempt to give him recruiting information so that Doolittle can put his own family members at risk in the armed services to implement Republican agendas.

In the week after the Fourth, Doolittle has voted as follows: against state rights re medical marijuana; against shifting funds to local police departments; in favor of provisions of the “Patriot” Act that allows secret warrants to see what books you are reading; against a bill to reduce government spending; and voted against funding the United Nations.

Patriotism 2004?

Terry Lamphier

Grass Valley

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