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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

In reference to the column by Walter Williams talking about Kanye West being a problem for the Democratic Party, I admire Kanye West for standing tall and speaking his heart. I don't think most people, if polled, would agree that they like change.

If your friends told you that you could do certain things on a job and it would be OK even though your heart told you otherwise, you would be left with the question, do I think for myself or do I let my friends’ influence make the call for me?

I think young people are influenced by their peers more than their parents. It’s hard to be on a college campus and be outspoken as a conservative because the media and college professors have literally brainwashed America to believe its the Democratic way or the highway. If I knew a proven natural cure for cancer (they are numerous), but you had listened to a doctor's detailed advice to proceed with chemo and radiation that kills your good cells along with the bad, nine times out of 10 you’d side with the doctor.

Why? Because he's got the degree. Know what else he's got? The threat of the medical community. If he were to push natural cures, he'd probably be axed. 

This is the same way with politics. We're being indoctrinated into believing that the Democratic Party can deliver black America from its poverty and social assistance programs. Where is that happening? Where has it ever happened?

It hasn't and it won't as long as your vote is ringing up in November. It is a merry-go-round fueled by the lies and deception forced fed from generation to generation. For black America to pull itself up to where it believes it belongs, it takes thinking outside the box.

Nick Alvis

Winterville

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October 20, 2018

I received two mailings from Dr. Greg Murphy and the Republican party that attacked Kris Rixon. Why should Kris Rixon be attacked to that degree? Shame on you! 

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