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Don't look to government to teach you how to fish

Looking past the prognosticators and viewing President Obama's re-election from the common man's point of view, class warfare and resentment of what some perceive as Mitt Romney being born with a silver spoon in his mouth and not one of us is what some citizens based their vote on.

When people are hurting they look for someone to blame. In most cases they are too busy, too lazy or not astute enough to look past fragmented and taken-out-of-context political ads to study the real issues. The usual targets for the blame are the rich or the government.

The fact the risk-takers and so-called rich provide the jobs, not the government, does not enter people's minds when they are angry and looking for someone to blame for their suffering. So they look to government to save them, no matter that their lives will be controlled in almost every aspect; possibly temporary relief will be attained. That is, until the restrictions, laws, regulations and inflation become too much and a boiling point is reached. Look no farther than present-day Greece.

Let us pray that in the next four years, with God's grace and guidance, our politicians will use biblical principles to govern and give help where help is truly needed, keeping the common man (aka the middle class) in mind while also considering an old Chinese proverb. Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.

Mary Ann Lewis

West Wyoming

Corbett should resign over Sandusky case

I have one question for the people of Pennsylvania. Why did the current attorney general not charge Gov. Tom Corbett while arraigning Penn State University administrators Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Shultz?

After all, he was attorney general when the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse accusations first came about. As attorney general, his office investigated this matter for close to three years and apparently did nothing.

I believe that Gov. Corbett should resign. If he does not, then a recall should be started to get him out of office.

James F. Vergura


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