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The GOP vs. freedom

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

The dictionary defines “peeve” as a vexation. Well, I have a peeve about the way most Americans refer to our Fourth of July celebration by saying, “Happy Fourth” or “Happy Holiday.” What we should say is “Happy Independence Day!” This would focus on the true Spirit of 1776. We just celebrated our 237th Independence Day from that tyrant King George III of Great Britain.

Speaking of independence, the “Fifth of July,” 2013 will be remembered for years to come by women living in Wisconsin. Republican Gov. (King) Scott Walker secretly signed into law, with no fanfare or media coverage, a law removing women’s independence and freedom to choose, and to control their body’s medical needs.

The 2010 elections gave the GOP control of many state governments. Tea Party Republicans brought their “hate” for big government (interfering in the rights of citizens) to their states. They have enacted hundreds of repressive and suppressive laws to control the freedom and civil rights of all minority groups. Wow, what hypocrisy! So much for the motto of GOP godfather Ronald Reagan, “Get government off our backs.”

Anthony G. Pilla
Forest Hills

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