Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

February 1, 2013

Letters to the Editor 2/2/13

Scouts gave in

To the Editor: Add the Boy Scouts of America to the unfortunate but growing list of moral-based organizations that have sold out by giving in to immoral-based pressure to completely abandon the very principles and beliefs that their organization was founded upon.

The recent decision by Scout officials to consider removing the long-standing ban on gay lifestyle individuals as leaders should be exposed for exactly what it is.

This was a business decision and nothing more. A business decision based upon considering the risks associated with bad publicity. Unrelenting pressure taken public was the strategic move by the opposition, and it worked.

The parents who do not want their son possibly exposed to the viewpoints of someone of questionable lifestyle choices in a leadership role have to be asking, how has this happened? And they, like others, have to wonder if their opinion or rights even matter anymore.

The hypothetical question that should be addressed to the gay and lesbian leaders still reveling in their latest victory — if religious leaders applied that same relentless public pressure on them to abandon their convictions and beliefs, wouldn’t they consider that demand an insult?

The Boy Scouts of America should have taken that approach.

David Beal


On guns and such

To the Editor: Back in our childhood days, my good friend Dutch and I spent the day at his grandfather’s farm at Union High in Navarro County.

His grandfather allowed us to use his single-shot .410 shotgun for hunting rabbits and squirrels.

It wasn’t until age 30, in 1973, that I purchased a gun — a 30-30 deer rifle.

A friend invited me to go on a hunting trip in October 1973 at Ouray, Colo. The first day I shot a spike at about 100 yards with one round.

Two days later, I shot a timber-buck with another single round. A total of two rounds during our week-long trip.

It is a poor hunter who requires an assault weapon to bring down his prey, and it must be a terribly frightened and insecure individual who thinks he needs one for self-defense.

So much for the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Jim Basham


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    From: PO2 Kenneth Warner, USCG, Pacific Area

    Thoughts on a proper memorial to honor Candelario Garcia Jr.

    July 25, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 7/12/14

    Supports Cook’s efforts
    To the Editor: Kudos to our State Rep. Byron Cook for his efforts to put the brakes on “dark money” that funds political campaigns (Corsicana Daily Sun, July 2, 2014).

    July 11, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 7/5/14

    Un-welcome mat
    To the Editor: Last weekend I attended the 51st Annual Model A Ford Texas Tour in your fair city of Corsicana. Over 100 Model A Fords were registered. Over 200 people attended the event.

    July 4, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 5/31/14

    Fond farewell
    To the Editor: I am retiring from teaching at the end of this year and I would like to take a moment to say “Thank You” to everyone who has had a part in this journey. My 27 years in the field of education have been an adventure for which I will always be thankful.

    May 30, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 5/24/14

    Grateful for support
    To the Editor: The Emhouse Community Center had a Fundraiser Fish Fry on May 17

    May 23, 2014

  • Drain Letter to Editor

    The Emhouse Community Center had a Fundraiser Fish Fry on May 17 and we had great food, great workers and lots of talking and visiting with all our friends and neighbors who came to support our Community Center.

    May 23, 2014

  • Billy Batton Letter to Editor

    While I’m still here, I would like to say “thank you” to the people of the Mildred School District who made my 44 years at Mildred School very enjoyable and satisfying.

    May 16, 2014

  • Virginia Martin Letter to Editor

    We wanted to thank the owner, Carolyn McCombs, for allowing the Oil Baron’s Ball to be held in her new Corsicana Opry Event Center.

    May 16, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 5/3/14

    Disputes report
    To the Editor: I have waited several days since this article was printed trying to buffer my comments. ...

    May 2, 2014