Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter Form the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter Form the Editor

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Dear Readers,

As America remembers and mourns the murdered at Oklahoma City, so too the memory of our collective tears should strengthen us to fight evil on other battlefields. And the front line in our defense is our children, whom we must teach -- at all cost -- to grow up safely ingrained with the values of right and wrong.

What brings this to mind is Sheila Cherry's cover story on pork. How's that you might ask? Simple: The growing federal budget portends to reflect our peoples' wishes to do good deeds, preserve freedom and uplift those who cannot help themselves. Yet, as surely as smugness and greed creep into our individual lives, they worm their way into the federal budget. It's a topsy-turvy form of self-interest by a very few that affects us all in what we do and say and how we live.

Sure, as one man's trash is another's gold mine, it also can be said that one federal boondoggle is another's government godsend. But at what cost? And has such spending been explained reasonably to the average Joe or Jill who ultimately must bear the costs of this seemingly endless federal largess? …

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