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October 05. 2013 8:43PM
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Monument a plus


in Warrior Run


I grew up in Warrior Run. I moved to Allentown 30 plus years ago. A friend of mine mentioned this memorial, and on my birthday (Sept. 25) my daughter Sarah and I visited Warrior Run and the memorial.


The memorial was surprisingly beautiful and in great taste. The memorial commemorates those from the borough who served in the military. I was pleasantly surprised to see my father’s, my uncle Michael’s (Henry) and my name, Fredrick Klem, listed on that monument. I would like to thank those of you who were involved in that monument’s selection.


The people and the borough of Warrior Run have made a few veterans proud. Thank you and God Bless America and especially Warrior Run.


Fredrick Klem


Allentown


October food days


should be vegan


Looking through my calendar of national observances, it appears that October is turning into “food month,” beginning with World Vegetarian Day and World Day for Farm Animals on Oct. 1 and 2, continuing with National School Lunch Week Oct. 14-18, and World Food Day on Oct. 16, and culminating with Food Day on Oct. 24.


World Day for Farm Animals (www.WFAD.org), on Oct. 2, is perhaps the most dramatic of these. It celebrates the lives, exposes the abuses, and memorializes the slaughter of billions of sentient animals raised for food. Recent undercover investigations showed male baby chicks suffocated in plastic garbage bags or ground to death, pigs clobbered with metal pipes, and cows skinned and dismembered while still conscious.


Moreover, a recent Harvard study of more than 120,000 people confirmed once again that meat consumption raises mortality from cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Animal agriculture accounts for more water pollution than all other human activities. A 2011 United Nations report recommends eating less meat to reduce greenhouse gases.


The good news is that our meat consumption has been dropping by nearly 4 percent annually! Entering “live vegan” in a search engine brings lots of useful transition tips.


Trenton Lloyd


Fair tax bill would


restore fairness


The unintended and intended failures in current Federal Tax Code are sufficient grounds to support passage of HR:25 The Fair Tax Bill!


Federal Government intervention has destroyed or driven many U.S.-based businesses and their related jobs to other countries. The U.S. Congress has lost control of the IRS. The Constitution means nothing to many in the U.S. House and Senate. No Constitutionally required federal budget has been passed in years! Vote-buying by those with the money to influence elections for personal gain is rampant! The perversion of the federal tax code has destroyed the idea of citizen representation and “equal” taxation originally instituted by the U.S. Constitution. Most of the current congress continues to support an IRS stranglehold on every U.S. citizens throat!


The past and current goals of these corrupt federal representatives and senators consist of talking about the same failed federal tax ideologies. Their goal is to stir up discord and discontent between citizens of different income levels. Unfortunately this tried and true tactic continues to divide and conquer citizen opposition to the current failed federal tax code. It is time for the citizens of the United States to wake up! We must not continue to allow our self-centered thinking to divide us. The current intimidation imposed by the IRS must stop! Citizens will continue to suffer under the current out-of-control oppressive IRS until we choose to stop the abuse.


A few representatives members of the House Ways and Means Committee are leading in this continued perversion. Their collective decisions and control have lead to constantly increasing federal taxation. Representative Dave Camp (R-Michigan) is the ring leader in these efforts. He and the other members keep HR:25 locked up in committee. He and his henchmen are responsible for stopping any substantive debate concerning HR:25 on the House floor! These controllers in Congress fear HR:25 because they know it will return us to a Constitutional “equal” federal tax system.


The 16th Amendment perverted the concept of citizen control as it pertains to federal powers of taxation. HR:25 is the only tax related bill before Congress that requires repealing this mistake. False pretenses were used to fool our grandparents and parents into passing the 16th Amendment. They made the mistake of trusting the federal governments representatives. We the people are now subjected to a federal tax code that serves no purpose other than lining the pockets of the Snake Oil Salesmen in the U.S. Congress!


The current failed federal income tax must be pulled out by its corrupt roots and thrown on the trash heap of failed government ideologies. Our representatives and senators who fail to tell the truth concerning HR:25 must be replaced! Do not make the mistake of posting your vote in favor of a Republican or Democrat in up coming elections, both parties are responsible. Both Parties promote division between citizens. Please vote for candidates who support and will demand passage of HR:25.


There are currently 71 members of Congress willing to tell the truth. They are the co-sponsors of HR:25 / S:122. Don’t be fooled by the “flat taxers”! Study our history and you will find the 16th Amendment and our current failed federal income tax were both sold to our parents and grandparents as a “flat tax.” There can be no substantive, effective change in Federal Tax Codes without repeal of the 16th Amendment


To discover the truth about our failed federal tax code and the positive attributes of HR:25, go to www.fairtax.ogr or http://thomas.loc.gov/home/LegislativeData.php?n=Browse. Read the Bill for yourself, it is only 131 double spaced typed pages long. Yet it totally replaces the thousands & thousands of pages making up our current failed Federal Income Tax Code!


Fred Walker


Currie, N.C




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