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Jul. 28, 2013 @ 07:25 PM

Manchin breaks his promise on gun control issues

I will not accuse the writer of incorrect facts on the subject of Manchin vs. the NRA because I could not find any "facts" in the July 17 article which would stand. I read only the often repeated liberal misinformation which some columnists report as facts. Where Sen. Joe Manchin is concerned, in his three Senatorial races, the NRA members in this state were the deciding factor. Senator Manchin pledged he would firmly defend our constitution. On his promises, and in the 2012 election, it was a written promise. The National Rifle Association asked that its West Virginia membership support Sen. Manchin. Again, there is no question the NRA membership vote decided the election.

After the election, presumably Sen. Manchin decided he was safe for his next six years in office, and need not hide his loyalty to those whom wish to destroy our Constitution. He had made his pledge that he would not in any manner support or vote any type of legislation which would help to destroy our Second Amendment to our Constitution.

Your column writer may not to this point be aware that this supposedly harmless legislation that Sen. Manchin presented is the key to the destruction of our Constitution. This is the anchor legislation to firearms registration and then confiscation. It worked in Hitler's Germany, and in Australia and England. Do you think it is not part of the plan in Obama's America?

The real fact is Sen. Manchin pledged his trust and then showed no conscience in breaking it.

William P. Stephenson


Health care too expensive for seniors

I'm 70 and getting insurance for my wife is a big expense. I get sick of hearing about the local hospitals on TV, radio and the newspaper. It makes you think you have something wrong with you, even if you don't.

I remember Dr. Curry in Barboursville, W.Va., when I was growing up. He fixed broken arms, colds, sewed up cuts, poison ivy, just about anything. Usually about $10 to $20. Now you go to the local doctor they get about $140, then the specialist gets a few hundred, then the hospital puts you in debt for years. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.

Lonnie Bledsoe




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