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Opinion

February 27, 2013

Corps to blame for beach erosion

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Our liberty has been stripped from us and our government has robbed the happiness that my folks have spent a lifetime pursuing. When I think of that day on the beach, all it reminds me of is how much stress my parents are enduring during what is supposed to be the best time of their retirement years.

Cheryl Comeau

Amesbury

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