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Learn from the pope

Many of you are aware of the selection of our new pope, Pope Francis, and how he refuses to use the church’s money for himself. Seeing the selection of such a selfless man as a world leader just made me realize even more just how selfish our president is.

The man spends millions of taxpayer dollars on balls, golfing and vacations to Hawaii. Hopefully, our president can learn a thing or two from our pope and stop spending our money on himself.

Alexis Franco

Spokane


 

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