Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2012

Letters to the Editor 5/6/12

News of note

To the Editor: Although the War on Terror was declared over, and we won the Cold War, Russian Airborne Assault Forces will be conducting joint terror-war exercises with U.S. soldiers using our equipment at Ft. Carson, CO in May.  They will recon imaginary camps and make raids, according to TheNewAmerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/11655, 4/27/12.  I have to wonder, "Why now?"

 Another Friday evening news dump reported on HotAir.com/archives/2012/04/27 reveals that Congress has been bypassed and the Palestinian Authority will receive nearly $200 million although those funds were frozen by Congress.  Reportedly, the President ordered Hillary to inform Congress his actions were for national security.  This will come as no surprise to most Americans.  Why is Congress playing dead?  Have they no choice?

There are listed about seven schemes with Russia which may have betrayed the US and our allies on ExposeObama.com/2012/04/07/forgerygate-blackmailed-by-Putin.  These include betraying Poland and the Czech Republic concerning the missile defense system, refusal to keep secret the tech data on some missiles, and leaked cables providing info on every Trident missile sent to England.  Eligibility matters, or what is a Constitution for?

 Perhaps most surprising is the article, "Spanish company will count American votes overseas in November," at CoachIsRight.com on April 10, 2012.  The Spanish online voting company SKYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the US.  The company's reputation for security was diminished when University of Michigan faculty and students accepted SKYTL's challenge and hacked into the computers.  Project Vote has concluded that SKYTL's internet system is vulnerable to attack from inside and outside the US.  Someone's truism:  It isn't who votes that count, but who counts the votes.

 Charles Lennon

Felons at the helm?

To the Editor: Regardless of your political affiliations, how angry would you be if your neighbor was allowed to write Hot Checks to cover their expenses with no repercussions? All the while, you had to balance your family’s budget, saying no to your child for the little amenities they used to enjoy, like a baseball bat or uniform, so your neighbor can splurge.

It’s not just outrageous, but illegal, well, that is for the average citizen.

For the average Joe or Jane, writing a Hot Check will land you a Misdemeanor, Class C for $50 or less, Class B for $50-$500, and a Class A for $500-$1500. Jump past $1500 and you just got yourself a Felony, which will stick with you for the rest of your life, disqualifying you to vote or own firearms and many job opportunities.

So what happens if you write a Hot Check as a group to the tune of 1.3 TRILLION DOLLARS?

You keep your Congressional Pension, and maybe even get re-elected to bump up your initial starting pay of $174,000.

There are 535 U.S. Congress members; $1,300,000,000,000 divided by 535 is $2,429,906,542.06. That’s $2 billion in one Hot Check per congressman or woman.

In the Great State of Texas, for a citizen, under Penal Code Title 7 Offense Against Property Chapter 31 Theft (7)  a felony of the first degree if the value of the property stolen is $200,000 or more.

That’s Twelve thousand one hundred and forty nine, (12,149) First Degree Felonies, in one year alone per Congressman or Woman, if they were held to the same standards as the governed in Texas.

As a U.S. Marine Combat Vet, that’s not what I signed up to fight for.

Semper Fidelis,

Stephen Parker

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    June 11, 2012

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    TO: The Editor, Bob Belcher, Corsicana Daily Sun
    From: PO2 Kenneth Warner, USCG, Pacific Area

    Thoughts on a proper memorial to honor Candelario Garcia Jr.

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  • 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