The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 6, 2012

Readers' Forum 10-6 | Obama has halted the nation’s free fall


Attempts at divisiveness not the solution                                                         I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve my community as a member of the Westmont Hilltop Board of Education.  My wife and I are proud alumni of the class of 1996.  I am also proud to say my children will be attending the Westmont Hilltop School District for the next 14 years.

I applied for this position knowingly, thoughtfully and with a sense of duty to give something back to my community.  I truly believe that all who know me understand my qualifications for this position, my intentions as a member of the board and my affection for this school district. 

If anyone who does not know me has concerns about my qualifications, I would be happy to provide them with a copy of my curriculum vitae. 

When I decided to pursue this position, I understood that it would require me to hear the concerns of every member of my community. I also understood that I would be responsible to carefully consider those concerns with every decision I make. 

Now that I have taken an oath to hold this position, I intend to do just that.  I can understand why my dedication to consider the concerns of the entire community may be disconcerting to someone trying to impose his will on the rest of the community. I do not believe, however, that such behavior is productive for our community. 

In my opinion, Mr. Larkin, we are better served working together, rather than against each other (Readers’ Forum, Oct. 4). 

Daniel Hill


Blacks have been insulted, manipulated

Barb Smith states in her letter on Sept. 29 (“Look around, Obama rebuilding economy”) that The Tribune-Democrat leans right. A galling statement for a supporter of a president whom has had the liberal media cover his pathological lies and treasonous acts for four years.

Anyone who voted for Obama in 2008 owes the rest of us an apology.

Daily, Obama demonizes people who have done their fair share and who pick up the slack for those who refuse to do the same.

All the while, he and his wife lavish themselves with outlandish vacations and perks, costing the taxpayers huge amounts.

I say to the black voter that you’ve been duped. You’ve been insulted, used and manipulated. The Democratic Party has created an unholy alliance with certain  civil-rights leaders and with Planned Parenthood, resulting in countless unborn black babies being murdered.

Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK. Though, not to forget, the Democrats started the KKK and original targets were Republicans, both black and white.

An estimated 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites died at the end of KKK ropes from 1882 to 1964.

Obama, the Democratic Party and their black civil-rights allies have saturated the black community with lies.

They violate everything you and I believe as Christians. 

Rosalie Dill



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