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How can we all be so brain dead?

Letter: Jake Wren Cottonwood

It is baffling! How can our leaders and in fact, we the voters and followers, be so brain dead? At one time we would have been accused of “losing all our marbles!” Why?

Well, somehow we allowed Obamacare to become policy, when all of us deep down know that huge federal give-a-ways destroy us economically and socially! And are doing so! Are we really to accept the forced “tax” our uninsured young people are forced to pay if they choose not to buy insurance? Or force a single man to purchase a maternity policy? Crazy!

Next comes Common Core, stomping to ribbons the fact that we all know that “One size never did fit all!” And blatantly telling us first that “CC will allow students from any school to transfer up-to-date and par to any other school,” while in the same breath we are told that “each school still controls its own programs!” Can we believe this? Are we brain dead?

Now we read that the U.S. Forest Service is proposing to “straighten Crooked River” (Idaho County Free Press guest opinion April 16 issue). Can you believe it? My father on the Fenn Highway district told me they could not meddle with Grave’s Creek road..., cannot change a natural flowing creek. And I have countless examples of landowners who have been warned not to log across or change a meandering little creek on their property. Threatened in fact!

But now, our all-powerful and knowing feds are going to “straighten Crooked River!” At a cost of millions of dollars! And we are $17-plus trillion in debt! As the Free Press opinion says, “Have we lost our minds?” If so, Lord save us, our ship is sinking and our end is near!

Jake Wren

Cottonwood

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