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Hellions on the border 

Unadmirable in the best of times, the Sebastian County legislative delegation has been showing out in particularly repellent fashion. Sen. Bruce Holland of Greenwood seems intent on killing some of his fellow Arkansans by means of terroristic motoring, apparently ready to check out himself if he can take law-abiding taxpayers with him. Rep. Denny Altes of Fort Smith has been bullying state employees in order to get a (biased) decision in favor of his son in an unemployment-benefits case. There was a pundit who used to worry about the primitive urges of Sebastian County lawmakers, they being so far from the civilizing influence of Central Arkansas. His fears were well-founded, evidently. Somebody needs to get word to Holland and Altes that they're supposed to be helping people, not trying to run them over, or deny them benefits that feed their families. Their concept of public service is horribly wrong.

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