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C ,O 6 TUESDAY, JULY 29 - THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 Letters )) Columnist comparing apples to oranges In response to Mr. Flood's July 23 article concerning millennials' confused political views coupled with raising taxes for infrastruc- ture projects, he is correct in that millenials are confused on how to assess policy issues, but not for the reasons stated. Having raised two sons in this age group, the misguided mes- sages received from academia and media outlets vs. what is taught to those living in a more traditional household is more a factor than Mr. Flood's assertion, "if millennials have learned to resist logical choices, its because they learned from the masters" (re baby boomers). All baby boomers are not like-minded. Many still believe and impart to their children the guiding principles that were held by both Democrats and Republicans not so long ago. The principles of rugged individualism vs. collectivism, self-reliance vs, government handouts, personal responsibility not victim-ho0d, equality of opportunity not equality of outcome, inspired by and celebrate stellar achieve- ments that garnered great wealth vs. the incitement of class hatred, and that capitalism - even with its inequities - is still far superior in providing freedom and op- portunity for success than a large intrusive government "nanny state." Even the "Prince" of the Dem- ocratic party, John F. Kennedy, said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Pertaining to Mr. Flood's premise that the two unfunded wars and the public's lack of ap- petite to approve a tax increase have resulted in huge shortfalls for infrastructure spending is a non sequitur. There are many reasons that debunk this position, suffice it to list a few. First, the federal budget is in deficit so one is "cherry picking" a program to declare that raising taxes would fund it. Fiscal 2015 budget deficit will be approx. $564 billion coupled with the na- tional debt of over $17.5 trillion! Hence, much of what the federal goverment provides is unfunded. Moreover, even earmarked tax proceeds do not seem to go to the intended program, but some- how get diverted. Second, according to the CBO, a Brown University study, and a Harvard University report, the estimated cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined will fall between $1.1 trillion (today's cost) and $6 trillion, including long-term medical care, dis- ability compensation for service members and families, military replenishment, and other social and economic costs over the next 20 years or so. This amounts to Continued on page 7 Discu in9 the Proposed Country Music Festiwl near/-larbe n... "Won't be a traffic problem? Ifs very low impact." ........ caX trphe waiting t haPPen'" ] hod this guy running security. Editorial )) Cape Region offers glimpse of healthier lifestyles If it has been a few years since you took an early morning walk on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth, you may be surprised by what you'll find. Sunrise is still a quiet moment on the beach, but on a recent morning, dozens of people had set up beach chairs to await the dawn's early light. As the sun rises higher, each hour brings out hundreds more people, walking, running, pushing strollers and riding bikes, many with small children on the smallest of bikes. Seven is the hour of choice for fathers to take tod- dlers for a morning stroll - and perhaps pick up coffee on the walk home. lust four months ago a national poll showed Delaware ranked dead last when it comes to the number of adults who exercise at least 30 minutes three times a week. The same poll showed 34.3 percent of adults - more than one in three - are obese. If the Boardwalk - and the ]unction & Breakwater Trail or the new Gordons Pond trail - are any indication, people are starting to get the message that daily exercise is vital to good health, and from the looks of the Board- walk - or of the ]unction & Breakwater Trail or the new Gordons Pond trail, many parents are instilling this concept early. The value of getting outside for exercise could not be more apparent than at any of the many 5K runs in Rehoboth, Dewey and nearby venues every weekend. People of all ages, from 6- and 7-year-olds to octogenarians, take part in these events, and at the finish line, all are radiant with the health and energy their effort brings. These races attract not only athletes, but also people recovering from injuries and seri- ous illness, and even more who have made up their minds to walk or run their way to a fitter, healthier self. Besides the runners, others are kayaking, skimming, paddle boarding or enjoying yoga on the beach or in the parks. Let the rest of Delaware sit home on the couch. With the ocean, the bays and so many parks at our doorstep, we in the Cape Region have every reason to get out and get moving - and we'll all be happier and healthier for it. Cape Gazette editorials are considered and written by members of the Cape Gazette editorial board which includes Dennis Forney, publisher; Trish Vernon, editor; Dave Frederick, sports editor; Laura Ritter, news editor; and Jen Ellingsworth, associate editor. Weather Picture )) WRITE NOW Letters must be signed and include a telephone number for verification. Please keep letters to 650 words or fewer. We reserve the right to edit for content and length. Write to Cape Gazette, PO Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958; fax 645-1664; or email news- Web Poll )) Responderssplit on fu- ture of Dewey Beach Dewey Beach should: A BRIGHT RED ZINNIA graces a garden in Milton on DENY HOWETH PHOTO a bright July afternoon. Stay the same 32.9% Become more family-oriented 34.7% Loosen up 32.4% / , )) For local weather, including highs and lows see page 39 The total of votes counted was 383. To participate in the current web poll, visit Cape Gazette Cape Gazette Volume 21 No. 18 Publisher, Dennis Forney, Ext. 303 Editor, Trish Vernon, Ext. 315 Office Manager, Kathy Emery, Ext. 305 Sports Editor, Dave Frederick, Ext. 304 News Editor, Laura Rifler, Ext. 320 Associate Editor, Jen Ellingsworth, Ext. 319 Copy Editor, Bernadette Hearn, Ext. 316 NEWS Henry Evans, Ext. 336 Ran MacArthur, Ext. 318 Ryan Mavity, Ext. 337 Nick Roth, Ext. 317 Melissa Steele, Ext. 338 Chris Flood, Ext. 335 Molly MacMillan SPORTS WRITERS Tim Bamforth tim@seashorestriderom Frederick Schranck CONTRIBUTORS Susan Frederick Nancy Katz Chris Antonio Eric Burnley Denise Clemons John McDonald Bob Yesbek Don Flood Chris Wildt Rob Rector WEBMASTER Catherine M. 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