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By Ken Stern 

Loose lips still sink ships

Editorial –


August 25, 2021

During World War II the U.S. government promoted the campaign “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” engaging the public to protect the country – ourselves- challenging us to review our thoughts before speaking: without self-reflection people might let slip information the Germans and Japenese could use to their advantage in the war. Citizens were united in fighting an enemy that could kill their families, friends, co-workers and neighbors and defeat the nation. Lives were at stake and shortening the war was everyone’s goal.

Today the uncovered lips of our fellow citizens pose the same threa...

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