Editorials

All of us are impacted by the blurring of what is proper and mannerly

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Dr. Domenick Maglio

We are living in an anything-goes era. Doing “your own thing” has become a basic tenet of our modern culture. Instead of conversing with each other at dinner family members get on their phone to communicate with someone else or play games. Everyone seems to want to appear to be youthful at all costs including massive cosmetic surgery. Teenagers dress like adults and adults dress like adolescents. Our language no longer follows grammatical rules, vocabulary is shrinking as the f-bomb is constantly used as an adjective and people do not follow logical thinking.

Revisionist history does not change the facts or reality

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School in Spring Hill, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Political polls and “fact checkers” can manipulate the data to get the results they prefer. The subjective questions, order and political leanings of the pollsters can influence the polls. This can explain the discrepancy often found in the actual results or the poll predictions. The “fact checkers” often arbitrarily decide what is true or not.

Letter to the Editor: Immature Press

by Melanie Pevensie

The press is like my sister's kindergarten class.They are like little kids teasing the candidate about immature things. If you do one thing wrong you're all over TV. For instance, Donald Trump sniffing at the debate. Big deal everyone gets nervous and does awkward things. They make fun of his hair. During the debate they made fun of Hillary and Donald. Wow I can not believe how immature people can be. Even my sixth grade class does better than that. Sometimes they don’t even give us the real news. Here are some attacks:

Letter to the Editor: County Budget

It was great to see the county commissioners held the line on the significant budget increase requested by the sheriff and to a lessor degree other segments of government. I don't mean to imply that some of these requests were not needed (but) I think all governments should seriously consider the impact their decisions have on the citizens they govern. Sure county and city employees could use a raise, maybe even deserve one, agency heads always need more workers but look at who is providing the necessary funding.

Selective freedom of speech is not constitutional

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School in Spring Hill, FL, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Everyone should be able to freely speak without fear of prosecution. When the power elites select words and an agenda that is admissible or not to be spoken we have thought control. This leads down a path towards totalitarianism.

Letter to the Editor: You do not have to watch the NFL

Bob Leeman

The NFL players that choose to sit during the National Anthem are protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution from being arrested. I have not heard anyone call for the players that choose to protest the National Anthem to be arrested. However, The First Amendment does not protect the players from the NFL, a corporation.

You have to do what you have to do

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

There are laws being passed at an incredible rate in our local, state and federal government. In 2011 Federal Register there were 80,000 new laws established.

Not only do citizens have no idea of new laws, our representatives do not even know about them. Many laws are being buried in large bills that the representatives do not have the time to read before voting on them.

Students cannot be forced to complete high school without decreasing the quality of education

Domenick Maglio

There is continual concern about the dropout rate in our public high schools. The dropout rate changes depending on how it is defined and calculated. The Department of Education head, Arnie Duncan, has stated the graduation rate in high schools has reached 80%. This percentage is highly suspect and still leaves one out of five students being a dropout. In the past America had one of the lowest dropout rates; currently we have one of the highest.

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