Vail Daily column: Of the people, by the people and for the people

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The Constitution’s preamble establishes a goal for our government to promote “the general welfare.” Today, “welfare” is a tarnished word. It implies dependency on the government. However, its intended meaning includes safety, security and health. Along with sustenance and shelter, health is a basic human need. Health care, like education, is an essential human right. …

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Orwell was off by 33 years

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“…doublethink is “ … to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies … ” In 2016, America elected a man averse to veracity. According to Politifact.com the only other candidate less truthful than the president is the man he nominated to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson. What …

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