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Letter to the editor: Nagging worries

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By Norm Clendenen
East Carbon


I would like to take this opportunity to address the people of Carbon and Emery countries. No, I am not running for office or anything like that, it is just something that has been nagging at me for a long time that I should do.

First let me give you a quick back ground on me. I was born during the "Great Depression" and grew up on a farm during World War II. Am a Korean Veteran and was a college professor and high school teacher for 28 years before retiring.

As you watch the news on television or read the paper you know that things are changing and fast. Or maybe you are one of the 82,000 unemployed people in Utah. You are not alone; Texas lost 62,000 jobs last month and Colorado lost 5,300. These are now among the 15,000,000 citizens out of work. Have you ever wondered why? There are several reasons.

One could be that the government hands out about 100,000 "green cards" a month. Another wake -up call would be to check out our Congressmen's "grade cards" on immigration. This can easily be done by going to NumbersUSA on your computer. If you don't have a computer, check at your local library.

Don't take the word of this "old guy". Do some research on your own. I remember my folks talking about what was happening in Europe during the late 1930s. Then on the farm, hearing Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech after Pearl Harbor on a battery powered radio and his ending "so help us God"

I don't mind telling you that what I see today happening in our country scares me. Not so much for me, as I will "cross over" in a few years, but for the young people of today; our children and grand children that will be paying for the years to come on what is being passed now in Congress.

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