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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

It’s said that Bill Clinton and Warren G. Harding are comparable presidents. That’s hard to believe. As pointed out, they were both good-looking, philandering former governors with a laissez faire attitude about their administrations. Harding may have served two terms had his wife not murdered him over an affair (?) with a 14-year-old.

Maybe Hillary should have done the same to Bill, but Bill’s girls were/are less innocent and more libelous.

The consequence of these weakened presidencies is that their parties are apt to be taken over by the conservative thought. Ever since the First World War, conservative thinking hijacked and ran the Republican Party. Since Bill survived as president, he can be the present-day conservative facilitator for the Democrats. So, if Hillary wins the nomination, the race for presidency will be “Goldwater Girl vs. Goldwater Boy.” (John McCain won retiring Barry Goldwater’s senate seat, and Hillary did campaign for Goldwater in ’64.) Conservatives, anyone?

What’s the big deal if conservatives run both parties? Well, conservatives limit their information base and are closed to ideas without a kind of … pedigree. Outside input is often framed by the letter of the law, not the spirit of the law.

The bottom line is, we need to conserve our heritage, but not at the expense of “progress.” Progress is an ever-increasing challenge that our maker has given us to incorporate the most appropriate resources for the assent of the human race. In other words, preserve not for its own sake; make the most with what there is.

All this in-fighting narrows and blunts real opportunities to be taken. Hillary’s strategy is less than noble and it also degrades the two-party system.

Fred Stewart

Grand Junction

Regarding Mr. Herbst’s May 24 letter, the New International Version of the Bible says that God said to Abram, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates ” the land of the Kenites …” Thus, both of Abram’s sons and their descendants are entitled to the land.

Maps show that the state of Israel occupies the majority of the land formally called Palestine.

I will be visiting the area shortly to check it out.

Cathleen Krahe

Carbondale

According to the Eagle Valley Enterprise on May 29, 2008, an interesting article caught my eye. “On the week of June 2, 1988, motorists were paying on the average of .98 per gallon.”

Let’s put this in perspective. I had just graduated high school, and the job I got for the summer of 1988 paid me $9.50 an hour and I was paying roughly $1 per gallon for gas.

Now fast forward to today. My daughter is making $9 an hour and paying $4.15 a gallon for gas.

Just a thought to ponder. At what point is our economy going to come to a standstill due to these high gas prices?

Derek Vondette

Silt


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