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
Lessons from Mandela
This week President Obama and former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter made their way to South Africa to join thousands who honored the memory of Nelson Mandela.
Wherefore art thou, Simpler Stage?
In his play “As You Like It,” that debuted some 410 years ago, Will Shakespeare said “all the world’s a stage.”
We can only guess whether theatre audiences nodded in agreement or shook their heads vigorously to object.
Oh, this wacky weather
The Little Woman (not her favorite sobriquet) and I check our paper every day to see what the weather is doing at our previous home locations (Denver and Dallas) just to see what we are missing.
Getting a move on
It did get icy Friday, but it wasn’t too bad. A lot of us came in late to work, or didn’t go in at all. Cops, firefighters and pizza delivery people had to, of course, because there’s such a thing as essential services.
Boys are completely different creatures
I get asked all the time if I wish I had a little girl mixed into to my brood
Every year I write at least one column about my dog, Buddy, a tri-color Pembroke Corgi that found his way into our home four years ago. Animal Control picked him up off the streets of Fort Worth, skinny and sick.
Who was that kid?
He was, almost certainly, a young man whose name we’ll never know. Perhaps age 10, he was nondescript, like a background figure in a Charlie Brown comic strip.
Black Friday — not a fan
For years, the Friday after Thanksgiving has reigned as the busiest shopping day of the year. I just don’t get it, but then, there are many things that I just don’t get these days.
Loose lips sink criminal ships
A big old section of my family is from Arkansas, so I can’t point fingers and make “hee haw” noises when dumb criminal stories come out of that state, but I’m still going to make fun.
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.
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