Author: Marc Veit

Silent Sufferers: “The List” further endangers domestic abuse victims

Citizenship is an interesting concept. It’s sort of like being a member in a club; members of “Club America” have symbols and oaths and the fun of keeping other people out. So when Mexican illegals cross the border into the United States our government’s reaction of hostility should come as no surprise. But by labeling a human being as “illegal” what are we really saying? Owning illegal property or engaging in illegal activity is one thing but making a class of human beings illegal is another. The status of being illegal drives a group underground. These people must now avoid contact with hospitals, police and all other social services connected to the government. These underground people have fled violence and poverty in their home land, and must now contend with big brother if they are to eke out a meager existence. One of the newest tactics used to uncover “illegals” is a simple list. Released anonymously earlier this year to media and law enforcement, this list of suspected illegal aliens is causing many to no longer report crimes for fear of reprimand. This is especially bad for victims of domestic violence. Illegal victims of these crimes do not have the luxury of protection from police or courts. They can’t even go to a hospital to get patched up after an assault without fear of deportation. Cases such as these...

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A Nation Gone to Pot

Drugs are bad. Anyone who has been to the pit of hell that is drug addiction will tell you that. I myself have seen friends turned into lying fiends by their need of a substance. Drugs are a major problem for this country; so what is to be done? The definition of insanity is performing the same action over and over again and each time expecting a different outcome.

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Darkest Evening shines brightly

If you’ve been to a major book seller in the past month, you’ve probably walked past a tower of neatly arranged books titled The Darkest Evening of the Year. Borders, Barnes and Noble, and to a lesser extent Walden Books all have been pushing this latest title by Dean Koontz pretty hard.

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America the beautiful

The Springville Art Museum’s latest exhibit, the American Collection, is as diverse in styles and artists as America is in cultures and regional personalities. At the exhibit’s core are statues of America’s great Emancipator himself, Abraham Lincoln. The pieces range from life-size statues of a young Lincoln to a large bust of him.

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