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Run Bill: If Bill Clinton would run for president again, I'd vote for him in a skinny minute. Signed, a Republican.

Guarantees: We are guaranteed the right to the “pursuit” of happiness. That doesn't mean the government “owes” you happiness. It means you are allowed to get off your behind and go after it yourself.

Dear Dennis: Hardworking, middle-class people are not being exploited by cold-hearted right wingers, but by their own government, cold-hearted, blood-sucking politicians — from the top down — who fritter away their hard-earned dollars on pork barrel projects to ensure their own re-election — Republicans and Democrats alike! (Shelley Laurin)

What will happen? Has anyone in this misguided administration thought to ask what will happen when sarin gas containers are blown apart? Loss of consciousness, convulsions, paralysis and respiratory failure (which is fatal). But maybe Obama supporters think this is justified to "save face" for our president.

Find them first: Before you retaliate for a deadly chemical weapons attack, it might be wise to locate the perpetrators and retaliate against them only. Warmongers make as much sense as the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys.

There’s a difference: Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, MB, and Kia do not have automo- tive factories in this country. They are simply assembly plants where a small force of American workers assemble parts that were manufactured overseas, by cheap foreign labor, using foreign materials, and brought to this country in foreign ships. There is a big difference between manufacturing and assembling.

Buy American: Your response about the cell phone proves my point. If American corporations used American labor to manufacture products in America rather than moving the factories overseas for cheap labor, then you would be able to buy an American cell phone. When you purchase a foreign-made product you are simply creating more unemployment in this country.

What about the Dems? Why do you blame only the Republicans for legislation not passing? Have you forgotten the Democratic-led Senate has to go along, too? Always calling for the Republicans to compromise, and forgetting the Democrats who don't want to compromise. They both need to work toward the common good.

Balanced budget: Bill Clinton balanced the budget by borrowing the money from Social Security. I call that robbing Peter to pay Paul!

What about this? The Obama Administration is accusing Syria's leadership of killing 1,429 people in a chemical attack. I agree with the administration that this is a terrible thing. I wish, however, that the administration would be equally concerned about the 100,000 babies that are aborted each month in our country.

Racist? If I promise not to mention the president's middle name, can I call him Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama? Or is irony racist now, too?

State your case: Republicans sound like teenagers living with their parents. They know more than their parents and have all the answers clear up till it's time to move out. How about putting forth any sensible solution to just one problem you're carping about?

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