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Where is the truth?

I would request the reader to reconsider Ron Fournier’s “State of the Union? Skittish” in The Union, Feb. 1, on page A8, or even better, “Red ink rising” in February’s AARP Bulletin, page 10, by E.S. Povich, with respect to our great leader’s recent State of the Union speech.

In the latter, probably to attempt to improve his falling approval, he held out a “large bag of candy.” Offers, not unlike what Anne Richards re-named “No Child’s Behind Left,” because here he again is extending “goodies” that he will either not fund, as in the school offer mentioned above, or items that he knows should be our birthright, but items that he is sure that a reactionary Congress will never pass. This, like Iraq, is again a patch of lies.

But here, desperate to boost his declining approval rating, he has offered that which, realistically, should be our birthright, if we are indeed citizens of a great society. If we are, in truth, that, we should have all these offered and promised rights but not through the unAmerican concept of privatization, but truly through our early American concept of socialization. This was a basic concept of this countries formation.

Syd M. Hall

Nevada City

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