Letters 02 – 16 – 2012

Watch out for Planned Parenthood’s role in healthcare reform 

I know that we here in Vermont have many issues with healthcare and this current administration, but I believe Planned Parenthood is positioning itself to become a part of our “new state sponsored healthcare.” I’ll be really surprised if my senators even reply, but we must take a stand to protect our children from the evil of PP.

– Kathleen Grange


Leaders need to step up and recognize our financial situation

Where is the sense of urgency from our political leaders? Our intelligentsia? Our media?

“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?

Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected?

“I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” – President Abraham Lincoln, Jan. 27 1838 in an address entitled “The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions”

Within 12 to 36 months, I put the chances of a second Great Depression at 50/50, should meaningful, structural changes not take place. I ask, again: Where is the sense of urgency from our political leaders? Our intelligentsia? Our media?

– Tom Licata



Notes & Events

Sat. February 18th: “Green Mountain Care: what every Vermonter should know” will be presented at 10 am at the Wells Village School on Route 30.” The event is free and the general public is encouraged to attend this event regarding the impacts of Vermont’s health care law, Act 48. The educational event is hosted by the Wells Republican Committee. Guest speakers for the event will be State Senator Randy Brock, Rutland area physician Daniel McCauliffe, MD, and Rutland Treasurer Wendy Wilton.


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