Truth or Consequences

Issue 02 and Volume 173.

Bobby Halton
Editor’s Opinion ❘ By BOBBY HALTON Back in 1950, there was a radio quiz show called “Truth or Consequences” hosted by a guy named Ralph Edwards. Edwards offered to host his show from any town that would be willing to change its name to Truth or Consequences. Hot Spring, New Mexico, agreed, and the deal was struck; Ralph came and did his show as promised and returned every year for the next 50 years; to this day, the town is called Truth or Consequences. One of the favorite jokes among government people is: “Do you know what the most dangerous sentence in the world is? I am from the government, and I am here to help.” It is a funny line. President Regan used it often, but we all know that not all government activity is bad; in fact, just the opposite is often the case. In many cases, the…

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