Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 26, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Dechaume family  appreciation

The family of Jordan Dechaume would like to express our appreciation and love for all the cards, prayers and donations that people have sent our way. The love and support that we have received is so overwhelming. There are so many people to thank, we fear we may miss someone, but we would like to say a special thanks to Audra Monger, Denise Eudy and Misty Drain for starting the Just Luv 4 Jordan. Vicki Barber, for her leadership and advice through all of this, but most of all her friendship. Special thanks to Eva Marshall and the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department for the pancake breakfast and for making Jordan’s day really special. Thanks to the kids of Blooming Grove, Dawson and Mildred ISD, you are awesome. You have given your ice cream money and all the change you can find for Pennies for Jordan, thank you. Thanks to the Lone Star Cowboy Church for allowing Jesus to minister to us through you, for the hamburger benefit and for allowing Jordan to be a part of designing his shirt. To Valerie Andrews and her family and youth of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove for making funnel cakes and the football game. Thank you Dr. Branch for donating the rifle to be raffled. To Jean and Don Whitten and family for loving us so much to put together a chili supper and auction, to help us with the expenses of going back and forth to Children’s. We want to thank all who have donated time and to the businesses that have donated items for the auction.

We will forever be thankful to each and every one of you. It has been a true blessing to see the friends and family that truly care about us. Thanks is not enough, we love you all.

God Bless you all,

Jordan Dechaume and family

Servant leadership in law enforcement

After 32 years in Law Enforcement for a large DFW metropolitan police dept., a member of the safety committee for a subdivision Homeowners Association adjacent to Richland Chambers Lake, and now a full time resident of Navarro County, I would like to take this opportunity to commend the hard-working men and women of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department for their superb plan and service to many residents and various subdivision homeowners for their efforts to eradicate and solve our problems of thefts, burglaries, and narcotics in this large land mass.

It made sense to me, at the time, to contact Capt. Elmer Tanner regarding the narcotics information I received because he was responsible for the narcotics unit and also because of his reputation among DFW police agencies as being sterling, as well as working with him in the past. AFter a lengthy conversation, a “plan” was hatched to address the narcotics problem, and to my surprise as well as the thefts and burglaries. Unknown to me the “plan” was carried out that night and still continues to this day with remarkable results and the criminal element going where they belong — to jail.

I was told by a long-time resident of Navarro County a while back, and I quote, “Tanner is honest, he tells the truth, and his word is his bond — and he ain’t selling junk bonds.” We all have found out in the short term and long term how true this quote has become.

We all wanted to write a letter of commendation to the county commissioners regarding Capt. Elmer Tanner and some how he got wind of this and left me a voicemail that stated the following: “My philosophy of leadership stems from servant leadership. I will take all the heat, criticism, complaints and critiques for this department, and will give all the credit, recognition, and awards to the employees and citizens for this relationship we’re about to establish. Please write about them, not me.”


Okay, Capt. Tanner, we will: Thank you Sgt. Darrell Waller, Capt. Hank Bailey, Sgt. Hightower, Officer Lewis, and a host of other officers I have probably left out, for which I apologize.

As for you, Capt. Tanner, you are truly a servant leader and the residents of this county will know shortly your plans to address their desires, concerns, fears, and hopes for a better and safer county because I have seen your walk, not your talk, and I can assure you it ain’t junk bonds you’re selling.

David Hooper

Election thoughts

To the Editor: The Election of 2012 will determine whether America will be a nation of individuals living in freedom or a collective under totalitarian control.

It is not about race or allegiance to a life-long political party of our parents in which my team can beat your team, or vice versa, but allegiance to one nation under God in which there is liberty and justice for all rather than the few in power.

We will individually become responsible for living under the law of the Constitution, or we will collectively live under the whims of dictators as in Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, etc. or even under Sharia as in Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, already at ease in the White House.

We have come too far, since fundamentally transforming how nations are governed after defeating King George and the British Imperialists, to surrender now to those who would enslave us again using EPA rules of "sustainability" to take us back to the 1700's, but deny us cheap energy, even the use of wood for cooking and warmth, and even prohibit the harvesting of rainwater and wildlife for sustenance while packing us into housing projects.

The fundamental transformation to government control is the death of freedom.   

Charles Lennon

Election season is full of conspiracies, voters shouldn't be fooled

Good article by Corsicana Daily Sun about all the hype President Obama and former Governor Romney have to debate about.  There was one topic during the debate that Obama stated "I gave General Motors a bail out of $49.4 billion dollars and Chrysler $12.5 billion dollars to save 1 million jobs."  What Romney should have mentioned was the government will lose billions on the deal. It's out about 1 billion in the bailout of Chrysler.  At GM the government is $27 billion in the hole right now.

While the CEO's at these 2 companies make millions of dollars, I don't think the tax payers should do any bailouts unless they cut those salaries until the balance is paid off.  The taxpayers shouldn't need to bail out millionaires.  Doesn't sound like good business to me.  No wonder our great country is so far in debt, it will be a wonder if we survive it.

 Barbara A. Whitfield

The search for a cure

Through November 2008 there was no known cure for STUPIDITY.

Let’s pray that by November 2012, millions will have found a CURE!

Charlie Thomas