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Group has ended lives of millions

To the Editor:

Planned Parenthood almost sounds like some church group, and that is no accident. Read about the sex life of the old gal that started it. It is a billion-dollar entity that receives millions and millions of tax dollars from the federal government. Female health services are their cover for many abortions. Of course, such use of taxes is discriminatory because it provides only for females, not males.

They hire to kill for mothers because murder by any other relative, friend or enemy, would be illegal murder or fetal homicide. In each case, it is legal for only one person, the mother, to kill the baby. She can hire a paid killer.

This government subsidized and wealthy group has stopped the life of more humans in the United States than has happened in all the wars and by all other murderers. They often do not follow the law, such as when a 25-year-old man has a 13-year-old girl pregnant. They do the abortion and do not report the rape. Of course, they do not want more live births, because they are only paid for the dead births.

Why is it so difficult to execute one criminal when Planned Parenthood executes thousands of babies? Nearly 50 million have been executed.

Rex Alberts, Yankton

Carter's comment didn't do any good

To the Editor:

Former President Jimmy Carter sure didn't do anybody any good by suggesting racial discrimination was responsible for the resistance to Obama and his healthcare plan. It has created some heated debate and monopolized the news when there are a lot of more important issues to be considered right now.

Sure, there are some people that are prejudiced against Obama because of the color of his skin, but there are other people that wouldn't want a Catholic in the White House, and others wouldn't want a Jew or Asiatic type in the White House, or numerous other people for various reasons. The fact that Obama was elected to the presidency by the general public ought to prove that people are judged more on their performance than on their religion or the color of their skin.

One of the latest health care plans being considered I heard has a clause in it that would fine anyone that does not have health insurance $3,800. How ridiculous can you get! If people don't have a job and no money to pay for health insurance, how are they going to pay a fine? Then what are we going to do with them? Put them in jail? You know it costs over $20,000 to keep a person in jail for a year. That wouldn't be very profitable for the government. All the prisoners we have locked up now are already a big drag on our economy.

John Zilverberg, Highmore

Helping veterans is Legion's goal

To the Editor:

Twenty-six million Americans are military veterans. They're men and women who have earned benefits because of their service and sacrifice.

Yet, too many American veterans don't know what their benefits are or how to claim them.

Are you a veteran who needs to find out about your benefits? Are you getting what you earned by your service? Do you need help with a VA claim?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are invited to attend a veteran's forum on Monday, Sept. 28, at the American Legion post home in Ethan. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m.

IF you're a veteran and need answers about your earned benefits, you owe it to yourself to attend this veteran's forum. The American Legion department service officer, along with your local county veteran's service officer, will be there ready to help you at no cost.

For information, contact Warren Aas at 886-3604 or Hugh Holmes at 996-2634.

Helping veterans is what the American Legion is all about. We've been doing it since 1919.

Hugh Holmes, Mitchell

McGovern honors both churches

To the Editor:

My attention has been called belatedly to a piece by Warren Thomas in The Daily Republic of Aug. 22, stating that my father was a Wesleyan Methodist minister -- not Methodist.

Mr. Thomas is correct. I honor both churches, as did my father. Indeed, the Rev. Frank Lockridge, the longtime minister of Mitchell's First United Methodist Church, spoke at my father's funeral at the request of my mother. I was then engaged as a bomber pilot, flying missions over Nazi Germany and unable to attend the service.

I've been a Methodist since my childhood days as a Wesleyan Methodist. It pleases me that both churches honor John Wesley as their patron saint and Charles Wesley as their principal hymn writer.

Today, I especially honor the Rev. Keith Nash, the minister of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church, which was once served by my father.

Rev. Nash knows that I have strayed from the fold, but I believe he still prays for me as do my Wesleyan parents from heaven above.

If I should ever get to heaven, those who pray for me deserve the credit, not me.

George McGovern, Mitchell