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Letter to the editor
Rating: 2.91 / 5 (22 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Feb 01 - 06:19

But Dan promised

Dan Smith promised he would not write about politics after his column on food stamp abuse was not well received by readers.

Remember how Mr. Smith was informing the readers that criminals and drug users were stealing the laundry product, Tide, to barter for drugs. Using logic only Mr. Smith understands, he then blamed the thefts on hard working, underpaid people who needed food stamps to feed their hungry children.

In his column, "Roots of Random Murder," Mr. Smith is, "shocked, stunned, saddened, bewildered and disgusted," by the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., as were we all. He then goes on to fix blame for this senseless tragedy. It is not the 300 million guns in the nation, or the flood of military assault rifles, or even the lack of restrictions on who can own a gun. Laws and sensible regulation on gun ownership will not do any good. In case you are wondering, Mr. Smith identifies the real culprit. It is the working woman.

No, I am not kidding. In this day and age, he actually wrote that in his column. He stated, "I think the real trouble began when the American housewife entered the work place. I realize this is not a very popular view, but children raised by daycare cannot have the family values of a household anchored by a stay at home mom." Again, Mr. Smith reaches a conclusion using logic only he can understand.

Dan Smith should be told to finish his malt with Ozzie Nelson at the Sweet Shop, and make certain he picks up Beaver at the playground on his way home, and keep his promise not to write about politics.

James M. Doumas, Port Orange

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