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‘Ism’ isn’t way to go

The Spokesman-Review

I was a soldier in World War II and in the Korean War. The wars were against Nazi-ism, fasc-ism, and commun-ism. Since the days of those nasty experiences, I and many others have been against the “ism” forms of government and have contributed to a reasonable agenda.

Now the United States is involved in another “ism,” the “Obama social-ism.” Will we ever learn? Maybe it’s late for us veterans of past wars, but it seems to me that the younger generations should learn from history and get on board with other anti-“ism” American patriots.

Note: It doesn’t seem probable that many of the current national politicians listened to political economists like acclaimed professor Milton Friedman, who taught at the University of Chicago for 30 years.

Bertel Olson



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