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William Loss, Lino Lakes
The best ideas actually do need to be pushed
The July 6 letter writer who stated that if something is a good idea it doesn’t need to be forced could not have been more wrong. Civil rights was a good idea; it had to be forced. Food inspection was a good idea; it had to be forced. The effort to tell people that cigarette smoking was bad for you was a good idea; it had to be forced. Driving safe cars was a good idea; it had to forced. Ending child labor was a good idea; it had to be forced. Having a safe workplace was a good idea; it had to forced. Paying people a living wage is a good idea, but it seems it needs to be forced, as does allowing homosexuals to be treated equally.
In fact, it seems that if something is a good idea, it definitely needs to be forced, at least in the United States in this day and age.
Irving Kellman, Plymouth
Enough with the namby-pamby wording
Political correctness is so out of hand these days that before too long bank robbers will be referred to as “undocumented account holders.” Hopefully, common sense will prevail.
Mike Hendel, Coon Rapids
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