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posted: 2/2/2014 5:00 AM

Speak up against disrespect — maybe?

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The day after the State of the Union speech, I overheard two older men talking. One of them was saying an all-too familiar rant: "He lied when he said that we could keep our doctors, he is nothing but a liar."

I turned to the two men and said, "Do you mind if I ask you a question? How do you like Medicare?" Both of them quickly answered, "We like it a lot." I then asked them, "So what you are telling me is that you don't think other people should have the same quality of health care that you have." Both quickly answered, "Yes." To which I said, "Really? Really?"

They both looked at each other and then at their shoes. I said "have a nice day."

We have gotten to the point where no one speaks up to people that talk about hatred and disrespect of the president of the United States. We let them go on and on and never ask them the simple questions that they can't answer.

On second thought this is now a "conceal and carry" state. Never mind!

Jack Halpin

Arlington Heights

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