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A contradiction
To the editor: By signing the state budget bill recently – which contains provisions putting more limitations on abortion services – does Gov. John Kasich realize he and the Republicans are contradicting their own beliefs?

The Republicans want small government, but argue that we need laws preventing abortion. I just don’t get it. If these guys and gals are supposed to be the “pro- small government” side of politics, then it’s time to change some of their ideologies. I will be set to register to vote soon, and am seriously considering registering as a Democrat purely because the small government Republican party is long gone.

The party should realize a few things. If a woman wants to have an abortion, that choice should be between her and her God, and not her and her government. So, why does the government need to be the middle man? Additionally, when Gov. Kasich signed the bill which has the effect of shuttering some abortion clinics, jobs are gone. I have a message for Gov. Kasich: If you’re focused on “jobs, jobs, jobs,” then quit trying to eliminate them.

When it comes to the economy, I’m the biggest Kasich fan out there. But when it comes to social issues, let’s realize that it’s time for the government to step aside. We’re not in the 90s anymore. Times, people, and ideologies have changed. Perhaps, the Republican party should do the same.
Byron Swartz
Millbury

NFL domestic violence

Will the recent reports of domestic abuse by NFL players affect your viewing of professional football?
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