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Letters to the Editor for Feb. 11, 2011

A disgrace to our national anthem
To the editor:
I am writing this letter concerning the presentation of our national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. In my opinion it was the most disgraceful singing of our anthem I have ever heard.
First of all this person was all over the place with the notes. Didn’t even sound like the anthem.
Second, to leave out almost one line of the lyrics is deplorable. A person should never be allowed to take liberties by adding notes and flares to our anthem. In my opinion it was an utter disgrace the way the anthem was presented Sunday. I think they should have a military band play the anthem, that way we know it will be done right.
Bob Clegg
Retired music instructor

Don’t want to pay for illegals
To the editor:

In response to recent letters by Doug Evans and George Wilder:

George and Joan are my neighbors, and I love them dearly. They have been so helpful since I lost my husband. But I must agree with Doug.

I remember well when President Roosevelt set up the Social Security for us. But there is one thing he forgot to do. He forgot to set it up so that these future sticky-fingered politicians couldn’t get into it. What happened to the billions and billions that the Johnson administration raided out of it? They were supposed to put that back. They have not put back a dime of it.

That was supposed to be for our so-called golden years. Now they are raiding us again. They cut our cost of living raise last year and again this year. He is standing up there and telling us that the cost of living has not gone up. Well, every time I go to the grocery store everything has gone up. Gas has gone up, my heating oil went up from $2.99 to $3.25 this time.

But all of those illegal aliens can come in here and get whatever they want. But we can’t. My sister went for some heating assistance, but she couldn’t get it. Her Social Security was $4 too much. Now is that fair, when these foreigners can come here and get all the help they want?

I say send them all back where they sneaked out from and let their own country take care of them. We need to tighten our borders better, and if anyone wants to give them a percentage of your hard-earned money, fine. But leave mine alone. My husband and I worked too hard too many years to give it away.

Inez Small
Baker City

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