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Ask yourself these questions: Are you better off today since Obama was elected president three years ago? What will it be like if he’s re-elected for four more years?

Do terms like “spread the wealth,” “redistributing wealth” or “leveling the playing field” sound familiar?

Are individuals entitled to the values they create as a result of their own labor? In America, the poorest person can become rich and the richest person can become poor. In despotic states, the nature of the government requires extreme obedience. Thank God we don’t live under those tyrannical regimes. It’s un-American.

Some people reach a point in life that they hate successful people. Shouldn’t successful people instead serve as a model for others as an incentive to succeed? Would those who have what they need, but not necessarily what they want, really want to achieve success by taking away another’s money? The shoe may be on the other foot some day.

We live in a country that offers everyone the opportunity to succeed. That’s the American culture and makes us different from the rest of the world.

We may be on the verge of losing this unique American culture. Our current leadership is advocating we abandon our way of life for something foreign to us.

Do some people have to be worse off so others can be better? That kind of thinking doesn’t work and never has. Would anyone want to live like the people in Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, China or North Korea? I can say emphatically, I don’t.

It’s quickly approaching the time to make a choice. Do we want to be a ward of the federal government or free to choose our own way of life? Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It’s not passed on through our genes. It’s fought for, protected, and handed to our kids to do the same. Don’t break the chain.

Stan Rachesky

Glenwood Springs

I commend the families and individuals who have braved the cold and windy weather to stand for life across from the Planned Parenthood clinic.

Abortion is not a solution, but just a temporary fix, with unwanted and ongoing consequences. Abortion only adds additional trauma to the lives of young mothers choosing that option.

There is a Pregnancy Resource Center at 1316 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs and another one at 201 W. Third St. in Rifle.

These centers are not funded by the by the U.S. government, and the lovely and caring women who work there do not have salaries paid by the taxpayers.

These women volunteer to walk through the whole nine months with any young woman who would like to have their understanding and caring friendship in making the extremely difficult choice that they are facing.

These young women are not pressured, but are truly well informed concerning the options for themselves and for their baby.

Planned Parenthood is a really big business funded heavily by our government at taxpayers’ expense and funded by United Way. But the Pregnancy Resource Centers are privately supported and are staffed by volunteer women who really care deeply for both mothers and babies.

Ramona Talbott

New Castle

I can’t believe the cartoon you put in the March 5 paper.

To me it is almost as offensive as Rush Limbaugh’s comments about the lovely lady from Georgetown University who spoke for most women on their rights for access to contraception.

Patricia A. Tonozzi

Glenwood Springs

Editor’s Note: The editorial cartoon published in the Monday, March 5, edition of the Post Independent offended some of our readers. Although the intent of an editorial cartoon is often to provoke, this cartoon went too far. We apologize.

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