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The Rant

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 12:01 am

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

The greatest threat to your kids and grandkids is not the economy, guns, famine or disease. The greatest threat is the loss of the ozone layer. Without it, everything on earth will die. God can't fix this upcoming disaster, only man can. It's up to you. Do you care?

America's new motto: In Guns we trust.

If semi-automatic weapons are outlawed, we'll start down a slippery slope. Next, they'll outlaw fully automatics, then grenades and grenade launchers, Claymore mines and Howitzers. What? Those are already banned? I knew it. It has begun, we're doomed!

All you read or hear is 1.7 million purchasers of firearms were turned away because they were either convicted felons or had a mental history. No one says a word about the very, very few who were pursued beyond being turned away. But we need universal background checks? To keep track of who?

We cannot use religious scripture to determine who gets equal rights and who does not, especially since it has been proven that being gay is natural. Gays will get equal rights no matter what your Bible says.

Some people are tolerant and do not take the Bible as a text to live by but as a text to learn from.

Coop up the crazies. Don't take our guns. Taking the guns from law-abiding citizens wouldn't have stopped the crazy cop in L.A. or the terrorist at Fort Hood. If a criminal couldn't get a gun on the black market, he wouldn't hesitate at stealing one. Gun laws are not the answer. Better mental workers and facilities are.

Yes, you have the right to own a gun to protect you, your family and your home. Just be aware, there is a greater chance that someone in your home will be killed by that gun than that gun will ever be used to protect you, your family or your home against a criminal.

Good doctors control what is prescribed and know the difference between addiction and physical dependence.

Hey, if the gays want to belong to groups or whatever (Boy Scouts), don't ruin this excellent group of young people's organization. Start your own … scouts!

Hang in there, America. You don't have to give up your morals and values you grew up with and made America the special place it is. Hollywood is trying hard to make us feel that unnatural things are normal but, in the end, we will find our way by sticking together against the vocal minorities brainwashing our young people.

I think anybody who tries to murder the national anthem should be shot with an assault rifle!

To the ranter on funeral processions: You must be very selfish. No, there is no law saying traffic has to stop, it's only showing respect. You can't always pull over to the side. If you are in that much of a hurry, you should have left earlier. It doesn't kill anyone to stop for two to three minutes. Show some decency for others.

The political poll percentage means nothing unless they also define who and what was asked, and when it was taken.

Bought a $20 Hoosier scratch-off ticket (first and last time). Didn't even win $1.

When you spend more than you take in, you go broke. You'd think even a Democrat could figure that out.

Teachers aren't the problem in most cases of failing schools. It's lazy, uncaring parents who are the problem. Buying your kid an iPhone/pod/pad and designer clothes and shoes is not good parenting. Reading to them, buying them books, coming to school conferences and holding them accountable is what is needed.

Please, Dems, run Joe Biden for president in 2016. We will really need the comic relief, since the country will be pretty much down the tubes by then.

Sorry, FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools) board and (Superintendent) Wendy Robinson. You are not doing a good job and, like so many elected officials, you are not being held accountable.

Here's a clue for our leaders. Every Sept. 11, be prepared for some kind of action from what some people call terrorists. Most Americans remember that we were attacked on that date, so even our simple-minded leaders should figure out the date is significant.

I believe history will show Al Gore to be the biggest phony and con man we've ever seen. It's amazing any still listen to such a hypocrite.

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