Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Opinion

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

Text Only
Opinion
  • Bill Tinsley The light within

    Last week the small town of West, Texas marked one year since the devastating chemical explosion leveled a large section of the town killing fifteen and injuring more than 200.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dr Don Newbury 2014.jpg When 'breaking news' was fragile

    The lesson, hammered by countless journalism teachers for century(s), was intended to be cattle-branded into minds of aspiring writers who would go forth to inform readers about what’s going on in the world. And it was emphasized that “getting it right” was preferable to “getting it first.”

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dick Platt 2014.jpg Highly questionable

    As you have probably surmised, I am just about addicted to my TV, and especially to jock shows throughout the day. I usually start my day with a couple hours of “Imus in the Morning,” just to broaden my horizons in the areas of politics, investments, current events, show business, and a plethora of other topics

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janet Jacobs Technology versus common sense

    The gadgets of the future will include an internet-assisted backyard grill, according to news accounts this past week.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Belcher, Bob.jpg Salute to 'Mr. Derrick Days'

    I can’t help but think back to the “near-death experience” that Derrick Days had 14 years ago, and how one man’s determination brought it back.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bill Tinsley Resurrection

    I was 29-years-old when my father died of multiple myeloma, cancer of the bone marrow.  He was 53 years of age. Only hours before his death, I spoke with him. Our eyes met during that final visit, the same eye contact we had shared from my birth.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dr Don Newbury 2014.jpg It’s about time

    Some aspect of time steals quietly into our psyche in all conscious moments, and our use or abuse of it is central to much poetry, lyrics, scripts, conversations — you name it.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dick Platt 2014.jpg The Wonderlic Test

    Did you hear the one about Texas A&M’s “Johnny Football” Manziel testing better than all the other quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Scouting Combine? No, this is not the start of an Aggie joke.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • deannakirk.jpg Work Out? Bite your tongue!

    I've shared this before, but it bears repeating. I'm a lot like my late, dear Daddy … whose idea of “working out” was a good, brisk sit.
    Amen, Daddy. Me too.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

AP Video
Featured Ads
Twitter Updates