Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

April 26, 2013

Letters to the Editor 4/27/13

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

Shop local

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.

Phyllis Pallanich

Corsicana

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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

  • Letters to the Editor for Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Thanks for service
    To the Editor: The Blooming Grove Elementary School would like to express appreciation to several individuals and businesses that for three years have provided a “free” vision exam and eyeglasses for many of our students.

    April 11, 2014