LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
To the editor:
It was about four years ago when I turned on the TV news and an interview was in progress. The interviewer and company executives were discussing the outsourcing of American manufacturing companies to foreign locations. The interviewer commented that he would like to know if it was true that United States companies moved overseas because of the availability of cheap labor. One of the executives replied, “Don’t forget! Most citizens of those countries can’t afford to purchase our products. It is necessary that we ship them back to the United States for sale. When one considers the expense of shipment back to America, the cheaper foreign labor isn’t that much of an advantage. It was extreme regulations imposed by the government of the United States that caused our companies to either close down, or move to locations where they can manufacture.”
Any self-sufficient nation must have a manufacturing base. Loss of American jobs and dependence upon foreign companies for products we need are two important issues at stake. In addition, we have to consider that these damaging regulations are unconstitutional. Most of the career politicians have shredded the U.S. Constitution for years.
In November, it is vitally important for voters to elect candidates who will recognize the importance of returning to constitutional limitations. A repeal of those unfair regulations will be absolutely essential to restore the American economy to its former strength.
Senate candidate Dr. Rand Paul is one of those pro-constitution candidates. Thomas Jefferson said, “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
For a long time, many of our politicians have erroneously referred to our constitutional republic as a democracy. Vladimir Lenin once said, “Socialism and democracy are inseparable.” Steven M. Barry (former U.S. Army, Special Forces) defined it this way, “Democracy — The historical Communist, political battle cry.” We in America are supposed to have a government directed by constitutional law, not a democracy of majority rule.
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
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(Recently) my cat died at the animal hospital, because dogs are able to run loose in the area — three dogs, two of them without a dog tag one. The other has a tag which was stolen from around my dog’s neck and placed on the third. I called the dog pound, when I learned there is no dog tag required in Laurel County. If so, why did I have to pay for one on my dog? They said they couldn’t do anything unless I was able to catch the dogs, and then call the animal warden to come get them. I called Noah Baker, the magistrate for my area, and never received an encouraging word.
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I know we are going to save the Pennington House. That’s a no-brainer!
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My name is Brother Johnny Jervis. I have pastured in and around Laurel County for many years. I am a former board member of the Christian Shelter for the Homeless Inc. in London, and I continue to support that ministry.
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My wife and I visited friends and relatives in your area for 10 days in early October, as we have done many times over the years. I grew up in Laurel County but left at age 18 and never lived here since. That is not necessarily by my choosing, but career choices lead me to other places. However, Laurel County has always been “home” to me.
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