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Letter: Capitalism and socialism already successfully co-exist to make lives better

Recently (August 9) The Verde Independent printed a letter about the failure of socialism. The writer presented the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, & North Korea as proof of socialism’s failure. With the exception of Venezuela, the examples of the evils and failure of socialism are communist countries. What the writer didn’t make clear is that communism is an extreme version of socialism.

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Letter: Under Trump, Republican Party no longer stands for values and valor

The gross negligence of the law that this President showed prior to and since his election makes him more fit for federal jail than the White House.

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Letter: Have you ever asked yourself ‘why’ Trump is subject of such criticism?

In reply to Michael Westlund’s column in the Aug. 22 Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle, I’d like make a couple of points.

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Letters: Keeping it clean on Arizona State Route 260

I wish to extend my gratitude to the 12 volunteers who assisted on the Highway 260 cleanup on Saturday, August 18. These volunteers were: Jordan Ross, Kate Dusek, Gene Carrigan, Jay Thorkelson, David Nelson, Collene Maktineks, Chris Kinderman, Ralph Barksdale, Chuck Maiser, Cory Houghton, Allen Osthoff and Alex Gozden.

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Letter: Mid-term elections could offer major statement about Trump’s job performance

The stars seem to be aligning for a Democratic uptick in House seats, perhaps control of the House altogether.

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Letter: Add me to list of Americans who are denied secrutity clearance

I would like to ask Mr Trump to add my name to the list of American Patriots who have spoken up against his presidency and are, therefore, denied security clearance.

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Letter: Issue with Mingus School Board minutes was typographical error

The minutes made available to the public are only in draft form at this point in time. Therefore they are subject to staff revision until they are finalized and approved by the Board.

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Letter: Let consolidation question go to the voters

It’s time for all us to ask some simple questions about the Mingus Union School Board and their approval to officially proceed with the lawsuit against the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools. Is this to show us we must all follow the letter of the law? If so is the letter of the law followed by this board?

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Letter: Why is Mingus so opposed to consolidation?

I do not know why the teachers and the board of Mingus Union High School are so opposed to this consolidation.

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Letter: ‘The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money’

The United States of America is hated by numerous nations and groups. That’s certainly no surprise, and I need not delineate the myriad culprits. But our greatest enemy – and one that the mainstream media ignores – is not without, it is within. Our greatest enemy is us, or to be more precise, the “us” that teeters ever more not just Lefter and Lefter but into the dangerous miasma of socialism and its eventuation into communism and totalitarianism.

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Letter: Congressional bait ‘n’ switch an insult to American people

I, for one, am sick and tired of the bait ‘n’ switch that infects much of the legislation proposed in Congress. I’m also tired of how that system is used to over-characterize or/and mis-characterize the votes of our representatives in the House and Senate.

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Letter: Jason and Vicki Douvikas will be greatly missed in Camp Verde

As they embark on new ventures in Phoenix, we would like to thank Jason and Vicki Douvikas for their service to the Camp Verde community.

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Letter: Camp Verde needs to do away with out-dated residency requirement for town marshal

I would like to urge every Camp Verde voter to vote against any candidate who supports the out-dated residency requirement for the office of town marshal.

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Letter: One again, the folks in Camp Verde show generous spirit

The most awesome wonderful generous people live in the Verde Valley. We put the word out that the Clear Creek Cemetery was in need of water hoses.

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Letter: While you follow your heart, I want to follow the money

Normally, I would eschew any retort to what I’d written. But in the case of “If I choose to protest, it will be on act of free will, bold defiance,” I simply cannot let this delusion pass.

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Letter: If I choose to protest, it will be an act of free will, bold definance

This letter is in response to one which appeared recently in which the writer alleged that most political demonstrations were and are instigated and financed by various left-wing organizations. I can not remain silent under that old-saw, right-wing attack.

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Letter: Supervisor Garrison steps up to keep land swap process moving on positive path

A note of thanks to my fellow Supervisor Randy Garrison!.Few people understand the time, energy and effort that it takes for an “Act of Congress” to actually occur. No wonder the phrase is often used when there is a large undertaking that is going to consume so much time.

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Letter: Clarity on city debt more a case of further muddying the waters

Although the writer promises clarity on the city’s debt issue he has once again muddied the waters as he did in the candidate forum presented by the League of Women Voters on 7/25.

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Letter: How many stupid questions has editor asked in his career?

In Dan Engler’s editorial about the forum it appears he does not understand the process. The Camp Verde Republican Forum will not repeat questions that Dan has already asked the candidates. These have been asked and answered. Nor is Dan likely to have any input into questions that are asked unless he submits question to; http://campverderepublicans.com/forum.html.

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Letter: Before you vote on consolidation, get the best, most accurate information possible

Regardless of the careless actions of the Mingus Union School Board and superintendent, please do not punish the children. The state legislature continues not to fund education at an appropriate level. The need for districts in the state of Arizona to pass overrides and bonds will not go away.

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Letter: Hostile environment? Camp Verde is not that kind of town

I just read the Sunday Camp Verde Bugle and was quite astonished to learn that ONE single candidate could have a scheduled program canceled because he was not comfortable attending. If this was truly the reason, all he had to do was not show up.

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Letter: Clarity on city debt total straight from the source

There have been a lot of numbers thrown around concerning how much debt Cottonwood has. If you know the right places to look and can discern from that information, that is one way to do it.

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Letter: I’d rather have a city councilman who knows the facts and reports them accurately

Thank you to the League of Women Voters for sponsoring Wednesday night’s candidate forum. The candidates were civil and respectful and mostly truthful with a few exceptions.

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Letter: Residency requirement for manager, yes; no for Camp Verde town marshal

I would like to clarify my position on the residency requirement for the positions of Marshal and Town Manager.

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Letter: Helping hands needed for Clear Creek Cemetery

I realize that we (Clear Creek Cemetery) are always in need of money like all non profit organizations are, but this time I am asking for something different. The cemetery is in need of water hoses. They need to be at least 50 feet long so that we can water the trees that are dying.