The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 25, 2012

Readers' Forum 11-25 | Charities should unite to honor all children


— More to worry about than fiscal cliff

The widening gap between public servants and the public will eliminate a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

Did four Americans in service to you and me ask for help before they were murdered in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya? Who did they ask and why wasn’t the request approved?

America gave Libya and its people an apology for insulting their religion. America respects all religions. This was made possible by living as “one nation under God.” Two hundred and thirty-six years of Christians and Jews respecting, uniting and strengthening America.

We were introduced to the Middle East and Islam on 9/11. The Middle East is a  region where the people and their countries pay allegiance to their religion – referred to as a brotherhood committing acts of murder and destruction. What groups from America kill people to honor God?

The border left unsecured allowed the brotherhood to join the melting pot of Americans. Lax immigration laws helped them to sneak in under the wire.

What’s next? It wouldn’t surprise me if the wealthy from the Middle East develop businesses right here in the U.S.A. While they’re giving paychecks, what are they taking?

The fiscal cliff isn’t my biggest worry.

Rose Fritz


Date doesn’t connect as day of infamy

Regarding Ron Marol’s letter on Nov. 21 (“We must move forward as a nation”): While his concept of moving forward together in the best interest of the nation is laudable, he lost me on at least one of the dates of infamy he cited.

I recognize the latter three dates he cited, but his noting of Sept. 2, 1941, as one of the “dates of infamy” went over my head.

Some quick research shows these less-than-famous events on that apparently not-so-famous Sept. 2, 1941:

* The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences copyrights Oscar statuette.

* Birth dates of late golfer Tommy Aycock, former CEO Peter Browning and former Georgetown coach John Thompson.

* RAF bombs targets in northern France in daylight raids, responding to criticism of lack of accuracy in night bombing

* Chicago Cubs beat Cincinnati Reds (maybe they were the Redlegs then) 3-1 at Wrigley Field.

I can’t seem to connect these dates into an important date of infamy for our nation.

Maybe I’m missing something.

Rick Truscello



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