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MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2006
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Some want to control your recess, diet and Christmas

To The Daily: As we near the end of the year, America still stands. She hasn’t been blown to smithereens yet. I say it without hesitation: America is still the greatest place on the face of the Earth to live.

But have you noticed lately how people are becoming confused as Peter Piper picking a peck of pickled peppers? The confused people are the political police, the health police and the cloud-over-everything-traditional police.

Nationwide, schools are banning games of tag and dodge ball. What will children do at recess time? Hold hands and spout poetry? The PC bunch can put a damper on anything and anyone at any time. Nearly everything mentioned today has a doom-and-gloom feel to it.

If you listen to the health police, there’s hardly any kind of food that’s good for you. Just swallow some vitamin pills and you will be all right. If you know what I mean, and I think you do, most health gurus are usually a bunch of phonies.

The politically correct want to do away with every tradition that we hold dear in this country. In their untimely fashion, they want to finish off one of our biggest traditions: Christmas. It’s no longer “Merry Christmas” anymore, it’s “Happy Holidays.” Clerks in department stores are not encouraged to wish customers a “Merry Christmas” and sometimes these people say this with the look of a Boot Hill resident. Also, it’s not Christmas trees, it’s holiday trees. How ridiculous.

They haven’t passed legislation against it, so have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Jimmy Robinson

Hartselle

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