Words of wisdom

Published 12:35 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

To the editor:
I admire and envy people who can express whatever it is they want to say in a crystal clear and concise manner.
Abraham Lincoln was such a person with his Gettysburg Address. Mark Twain and Will Rogers were two others.
Then, I came across this the other day: “The majority of the voters are just dull and mentally inert people who dislike thinking and are easily deceived by the enticing promises of irresponsible pied pipers.”
That was written in 1951 in Oslo, Norway, but it is timeless and, regrettably, just as “on target” in the U.S. today – or perhaps more so – as it was back then.
– Bill Wuehrmann, Tryon

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