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Writer reminds us what truly matters

The outstanding My View article of Jan. 12 by professor Robert L. Heichberger prompted me to think of what my wife, Pat, and I refer to as “food for thought.”

Recently, a relatively new materialistic element has arisen in our country, which unfortunately appears to be guided by principles embodied in what might be called the new pledge of allegiance.

The pledge states: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the Disunited States of Norquist, and to the oligarchy for which it stands, many interest groups under [fill in the blank] with power and wealth for the few.

Ron Nowak

West Falls