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March 7, 2014
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Letter: Evil triumphs when good men do nothing

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Thank you for the Feb. 21 edition of The News-Review; it was one of the best ever! What I appreciated most were the two letters in the Public Forum. It would serve Douglas County and Oregon well if everyone would take heed and read them.

One letter was regarding drugs: pot. The writer hit the nail on the head. Pot is a gateway drug. I have worked in the medical field since 1988. Babies are born dead or have birth defects from drug usage. Foster parents who care for these children really deserve a lot of credit for a difficult job.

Some newborns have to be given shots to wean them off drugs. They cry continually and shake with withdrawal pains. They have “failure to thrive,” and sometimes they just don’t make it.

Selling pot to teens ruins their lives. It’s not funny. Dr. Savage, on one of his talk shows, stated that pot was the most dangerous drug in the world and I agree. If you need pot, you can get it in pill form from your doctor. You do not have to smoke it.

The other letter expressed my sentiments exactly. Our military have served and some shed blood for America. Some gave it all — their lives. Don’t forget, we lost 29 elite Navy Seals; one of them was the one who went in and got bin Laden. Who gave the order for that mission?

I am thankful that the two Public Forum writers took the time to submit their letters.

On Rush Limbaugh’s Feb. 20 talk show, they paraphrased a familiar quote: For evil men to prevail and triumph, good men must do nothing. May others be encouraged by the honorable careers and letters of our Feb. 21 Forum writers.

Mary Winston


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