Speak Out

Daily Southtown - - ELECTION 2018 - Denny, Or­land Park Oak For­est

A high-pow­ered AR-15 ri­fle

was used to kill those in­no­cent peo­ple at the syn­a­gogue in Pitts­burgh. Why are these high-pow­ered guns still be­ing sold – pe­riod? I know it was re­ported that the owner of this weapon had sev­eral more guns and they were pur­chased legally. We have no guide­lines in place and it seems like we never will. Gun sales in the United States seem to be more im­por­tant than hu­man lives when it comes to the bank ac­counts of our politi­cians.

Since so many folks are la­bel­ing them­selves as in­de­pen­dents

nowa­days, let me speak up for those, ei­ther Demo­cratic or Repub­li­can, who proudly sup­port their party. Party sup­port­ers, like me, know and sup­port the plat­form of our party, and vote for those who pledge to im­ple­ment it's po­si­tions. I have voted against a can­di­date of my party only if I felt that that can­di­date has been dis­hon­est, di­vi­sive, and dan­ger­ous. And, I won­der, what in­de­pen­dents do when vot­ing for judges or can­di­dates for po­si­tions that they know noth­ing about? I proudly vote party be­cause I know what they stand for.

A small item in a na­tional mag­a­zine

men­tioned an amaz­ing statis­tic. Pri­mar­ily, since we started our war on drugs, there has been an 800 per­cent in­crease of women in state pris­ons. It con­tin­ues by stat­ing that this means there are more than 250,000 chil­dren here with a mother in jail.

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