To the Editor: I would like to express my thoughts on the article titled “NCSO recovers $100,000 in stolen vehicles, parts.”
There is a sentence that reads , “the vehicles were found a rural shop in a Hispanic area on the outskirts of Rice, Cotten said.”
I ask myself had this been found in another area, would you have written “in a White, Black, Asian, Jewish area.” I hope you understand where I am going with this.
Whatever happened to just reporting the news, why is it necessary to inform the public of the ethnicity of the majority of people that live surrounding the property where the shop was. It is articles like this that lead readers to think that because you are Hispanic, live in Rice, then you must have known something about this operation or even be involved in it, in other words profiling.
I understand that this may have been the way it was said to the reporter, but I am sure that not everything that is said to a reporter during an interview always gets printed.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express my opinion.
Maria D. Hernandez
State of the Union
To the Editor: Regarding the “Game On” article in the Jan. 26, 2012, issue of the Corsicana Daily Sun, President Barack Obama desires to play by his own rules, by side-stepping the representatives of the American people in Congress to achieve his own socialist agenda.
This year will be the third time in four years the President has missed his statutory requirement to present a budget on time by Feb. 1. One would think he would be ready and eager to present his detailed plan for our nation’s financial future. With the record national debt now equal to 100 percent of our GNP, the President is unable to address Washington’s uncontrollable spending.
The nearly $1 trillion stimulus did not create jobs, but just went into the pockets of special interest groups who support the President. The creation of unions add expense to companies and send more jobs overseas. Withholding federal funds to force universities to lower tuitions makes as much sense as withholding federal subsidies from oil companies to force them to reduce profits. The cost will be passed on to the consumer. For the past three years, the President has taxed profitable companies who create jobs, and rewards tax money to those companies going out of business. Explain to me how that helps an economy.
On Jan. 1, 2013, the Bush tax cuts will expire and the debt ceiling will increase. Americans will see over $4 trillion in tax hikes. Tax reform should start here. The President seems to have forgotten that it was pressure from the Carter and Clinton administrations that forced banks to grant mortgages to people who could not afford them. Government intervention caused the financial crisis. Yet, the President openly admits he wants gasoline prices to remain high, so that his clean energy sources will be more competitive as alternative fuels.
The president’s “State of the Union” address advocated a return to American values, but his administration ha done more to attack our values than encourage them. He should spend less time campaigning and more time fulfilling his budget responsibilities and understanding how an economy works.
Steven L. Jessup
Grateful for support
To the Editor: The residents of Friendship Towers II would like to thank all of the following for the gifts and donations that we received for Christmas: Guardian Home Health Care, Family Care of Texas, Dr. Frank Means, Rasa Flooring, Darrell’s Snacks, Corsicana Glass and Mirror, Gillfillan’s Paint and Hardware, Girling Home Health Care, H.E.B. Grocery, Bryan Landscaping, Hobbs Pest Management, A Trinity Valley Home Health Care, Navarro Elementary School, Collin Street Bakery, Firetex Systems, IJS Janitorial Supply, Don and Sharon McNeil, Hollingsworth and Pillans, Roy French Texaco, Edge Medical Supply, Brick Street Barbeque, Applebee’s, Living Magazine, Home Depot, United Elevator, Johnnie’s Office System, Family First Hospice, Carl White’s Autoplex, Country Meadows, and Johnny Goodnight (Santa Claus).
This was such a blessing to us all. To some these were the only gifts received. You made it a very Merry Christmas for us all. You will be remembered for all you did, for a long time to come. May you all be truly blessed. Thank you again.
Friendship Towers II Resident’s Council
Jeannette Whitehead, Secretary
To the Editor: When we’re trying to avoid facing the truth, what do we do? We look for a distraction — a justification for our behavior is the most common one that we use.
When the popular media avoided reporting on the Washington, D.C., March for Life on Jan. 22, one major network evening news “show” sought to justify ignoring the event by running a segment about two women who, according to their doctors, had their eyesight “miraculously” improved by the use of embryonic stem cells.
They ended the story by enlightening us to the fact that any other form of stem cells would not have been as successful. No talk of virtue in their science, or the possibility of simply exploring other forms of research less repulsive to every Christian on the planet. No mention of the fact that adult stem cells have shown success in treating 69 different diseases.
No mention of the thousands that had gathered, just hours before, in the freezing rain at our nation’s capitol, to ask for respect for the human embryo.
No, it was just “there you have it folks, straight from the mouths of the scientific experts.”
It was like Pontius Pilate saying “there you have it, folks, straight from the mouths of the Mosaic experts. The only way to rid ourselves of this dilemma is to crucify Him. Now, in other news ...”
To the Editor: I would like to give a big “Thank you” to La Pradera restaurant for opening up for breakfast. It has given the citizens of Navarro County a wonderful place to meet for Saturday morning breakfast. The buffet is great right along with visiting with the old breakfast crowd from Roy's Cafe. I really like the dining area with all the space between tables and that it is a smoke free area to eat. You don't smell the smoke residue from the bar side.
Again Thank You,
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Letters to the Editor 3/1/14
Jury duty thoughts
To the Editor: In my recent experience with jury duty, I had some thoughts that I would like to share.
Letters to the Editor 2/22/14
To the Editor: According to a Gallup poll, 73 percent of the American people are in favor of term limits.
If you are one of those Americans favoring term limits there is good news. Term limits exist — they are called ELECTIONS.
Letters to the Editor 2/15/14
In support of NCSO
To the Editor: I have been reading about the salary problems Sheriff Tanner is having since being elected and the major problem with trying to keep qualified people.
Letter to Editor from Dairy G. Johnson
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance takes this opportunity to thank some very fine individuals of our community for such a wonderful, powerful and glorious experience during Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2014 here in the city of Corsicana.
Letters to the Editor 2/1/14
To the Editor: Corsicana lost a good man.
Letters to the Editor 1/25/14
Thanks for support
To the Editor: I would like to express The Corsicana Vendors Day greatest gratitude to several different people that went above and beyond to ensure that this event was able to go on as it was scheduled this past week.
To the Editor
Now that the holidays for 2013 are behind us and we’ve had a brief moment to reflect back on all that has transpired, I can say that we at The Salvation Army are humbled and amazed by how this community came together to help meet the needs of so many struggling people.
Letter to Editor from Marlene Bartosh
As a volunteer with the Angels of Corsicana Troop Support, most of my time all year is spent on items, especially Christmas cards, to fill the stockings when we pack in December.
Letters to the Editor 1/4/14
District Court, Court-At-Law Jury must report
To the Editor: I want to thank each citizen who has responded to jury service since I took the bench in 2009. Without your response and participation, the right that we are all guaranteed under our U.S. and Texas constitutions would not be able to be exercised.
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