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December 18, 2013
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Letter: History reflected in today’s issues

From the past to the present

When our forebears came to the New World, also known as the Home of the Brave, Native Americans used smoke signals to alert friends and family to threats. Now, people outside having a cigarette are today’s smoke signals, alerting us to the real threat for humankind and our planet — car emissions. How’s that for turning a liability like a cigarette habit into an asset that warns others of a health risk?

Another incident from the past that can help in the present is the loaves and the fishes. Were those the first fast food, or the first safety nets? I guess the answer depends on whether one is a Momacrat who believes all God’s children are equal, or a GOPDaddy who wants family values.

Kevin Van Hoose

Roseburg


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