Our rights in danger
To the Editor: In reference to the Corsicana Daily Sun article dated April 4, 2013, the president has already trampled on our First Amendment religious freedom, forcing people to pay for contraception and abortion — now he is tackling our Second Amendment rights. He uses children when politically expedient.
The Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was horrible, but so is the president’s radical abortion agenda, taking 4,000 little, innocent lives away every day. As a result of the budget sequester, he chose to shut down government services, yet continue to fund abortions with taxpayer dollars.
Limiting assault weapons and expanding background checks, such as in Colorado and Connecticut, will not deter criminal intentions on ignoring the law. They will find another weapon of choice, such as the bombing of the Boston Marathon. The next step of a federal gun registry would violate the Constitution’s right to bear arms.
Rather, the Congress’ efforts would be better spent examining the mental health issues surrounding gun violence and other society factors. This issue should receive bi-partisan support through the legislative process, without compromising gun owners’ rights.
Churches and schools must encourage strong families, because government policies have done little to preserve the traditional family, and have done much to undermine it. Children abandoned by their fathers grow up to be angry young adults, whom could turn violent, a behavior which has gained acceptance in our culture. There are plenty of laws to prosecute felons, so they can receive the psychiatric help they need.
Until Americans step back and see the real problem, the president will continue exploiting these tragedies to accomplish his ultimate goal of expanding government at the expense of personal freedom.
Steven L. Jessup
To the Editor: I wanted to share this sign with you that someone passed on to me.
“When you buy from a mom and pop business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home.
“You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college.
“Our customers are our shareholders, and they are the ones we strive to make happy.
“Thank you for supporting small businesses.”
Please remember, our country, our churches, our shops, our schools are all supported by people that work and live in Corsicana and surrounding towns. Shop Local.
Print out this sign. Put it on your door, or your bulletin board at work or in the lunch room.
Encourage everyone to shop local to keep our town strong.
To the Editor: This is a letter of sincere thanks for my surprise 50th birthday party this past Sunday evening. I am humble, happy and grateful for my loving family that worked so hard to make me feel so special.
It was truly a beautiful celebration of family, friends, co-workers, classmates, and my daughter’s co-workers. Guests were invited from Corsicana, Dallas, Forney and Houston.
Thank you all for my mail, gifts, cards, phone calls, and text messages. Thank you, Vernell Parkes, for the decorations. Thanks for the delicious food prepared by Roslyn Eldridge and Elisa Robinson, and finally I certainly have the “Best” daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids in the world.
Again, I say thank you to one and all. I am truly blessed and highly favored in the Lord.
Love to you all. Love, hugs and kisses to Brittney, Jeremy, Zachary, Za’Ryah and Zane Deckard — you are all awesome.
Our rights in danger
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Letters to the Editor 11/30/13
Corsicana Emergency Corps still active
To the Editor: If anyone would like to know, the Corsicana Emergency Corps Is active and available for calls.
Letters to the Editor 11/23/13
To the Editor: Please let me thank all Christian men and women with Christmas in Action for they repaired homes for many.
Letters to the Editor 11/9/13
To the Editor: In response to Mr. Charles Lennon’s Letter to the Editor on Nov. 2, I would like to add one other trait that shows a “lack of integrity”
Letters to the Editor 11/2/13
In support of Hospice
To the Editor: Death and dying are unfortunately a part of life that we all must face at some point. I am writing to increase awareness of an indispensable resource that is available in our community.
Letters to the Editor 10/26/13
In response to ‘the deal’
To the Editor: The Letter To The Editor by Barbara A. Whitfield (Oct. 19) pretty well sums it up as to what the irresponsible scavengers are doing in Washington
Letters to the Editor 10/19/13
To the editor: Our County has an extremely important election coming up — the restoration of our beautiful, historic Navarro County Courthouse.
Letters to the Editor 10/12/13
Grateful for support
To the Editor: On Oct. 1, 2013, the Corsicana Police Department hosted Texas Night Out at Jester Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Approximately 300 visitors of all ages came out and enjoyed the event.
Letters to the Editor10/5/13
To the Editor: A letter to Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan:
I was saddened to read the story in the paper stating the city was planning to close the public swimming pools so that a for-profit water park located on the edge of town across an Interstate highway could make a little more money.
Letters to the Editor 9/14/13
To the Editor: I’m sure the folks concerned with the remodeling of our Courthouse are aware of the following that I recently read.
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