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Letters to the editor — Monday (3-6-2017)

So now the Democrats worry about Russia

For those listening to the Democrats and the news media, it would seem we’re on the verge of another Cuban missile crisis or World War III with Russia. Nothing is further from the truth. The Russians haven’t loved us this much since we saved them from starvation in the ’30s and ’40s or the Nazis in the ’40s.

It’s truly ironic that the Democrats have done a total 180-degree turnabout from placating and pacifying the communist Russians more times than not in the past 20th century — beginning with FDR telling the American people we needed to think of Stalin as our “Uncle Joe.” If Stalin didn’t murder the most people ever, he was close. Some estimate that 10,000 died for every week he was in power (19233-1953). You do the math if it doesn’t blow your computer.

All the while Russia was backing our enemies in Korea and Nam, the Democrats were negotiating with them while over 109,000 of our troops died.

Now while Russia is aiding us in Syria doing what we didn’t have the determination or stomach to do, suddenly they are bad?

During the last century, liberal Democrats embraced and attempted to adopt communist economic policies here; let’s remember it wasn’t Reagan or the Bushes who went to the second-worst communist nation on Earth to have a love-fest with Castro and Cuba. For the communist-loving Democrats to now denounce the Russians who are no longer communist is the highest of hypocrisy.

Russia never repaid their WWII debt to us, nor thanked us for our humanitarian aid. But for whatever part they may have done in saving America from Hillary Clinton, I say their debts are paid in full and the slate wiped clean.

Tovarich and thank you.

— W.F. Owen

Spencer

Our litter problem

I appreciated so much Carol Teel Isenberg’s letter about road litter chewed up by the mowers.  This practice also upsets me greatly.  Very very irresponsible.

I think the real issue here, however, is the horrendous problem we have in Salisbury/Rowan with people who just do not care if they toss trash from their car. I have never been able to understand what motivates people to do this. When will it ever stop? What an eyesore. Where is the enforcement?

Why do people think its OK to toss their cigarette butts from their car?   Hey, that’s litter too! Report litterers at www.ncdot.gov (Swat-a-litterbug) program.

— Dick Richards

Salisbury

Stew-pendous support

Thank you once again for your tremendous support of the Andrew Jackson Brunswick Stew Fundraiser on Feb. 23. Over 100 Masons worked for three days to prepare and serve over 700 gallons of stew to benefit: The Oxford Home for Children, Whitestone Retirement Home,  Rowan Family Crisis Council, Meals on Wheels, VA Christmas Fund, Rowan Helping Ministries, Rowan Masonic Scholarships, Rufty-Holmes Center, Salisbury Post Christmas Fund, Boy Scouts of America, Salvation Army, Arc of Rowan, United Way, West Rowan Bible Studies,  and Spencer Little League Baseball.

A special thank you to Andrew Ashley, our “stew-master” this year and all of you who helped make life a little bit better by supporting our charities.

P.S. If you would like some more stew, we have frozen vacuum-sealed quarts  for sale on Thursday, March 9, from noon to 2 p.m. at the discount price of $10/quart. Masons will be on the outside back patio awaiting customers, 401 N. Fulton.

— Tony Hoty

Master, Andrew Jackson Lodge #576

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