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- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
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- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)4
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)42
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Worried about 'don't ask' effects
According to an Associated Press article on Dec. 24, Vice President Joe Biden was quoted as saying, "I think the country's evolving. And I think you're going to see, you know, the next effort is probably going to be to deal with so called DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)." This was in response to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
I totally disagree with Mr. Biden. The repeal of this policy was simply a manipulation of facts and does not represent the attitude of the American people. I believe it was a liberal, lame-duck Congress forcing through an unpopular piece of legislation, virtually jamming it down the throats of the American public.
Biden, in his own words, is laying groundwork for the future attack on the American family. I, for one, will not let him speak for me. I am committed to the contacting of my own political leaders with petitions, phone calls and letters, asking them to lead the way in the reinstatement of "don't ask, don't tell."
JOHN RHODES, Zalma, Mo.