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letters to the editor 3/31/01

March 30, 2001

Letters to the Editor 3/31



Living with noise



To the editor:

This goes out to the person or persons on Elm Street who have been complaining about the dogs barking. I have lived here for 11 years and we have always had dogs barking, cats fighting and children screaming.

I don't think these things will change just because you just moved here. Either you live with it or you don't. I will not move or get rid of my animals just for you. I understand the barking gets on your nerves. Well, the same goes for me, but I have learned to deal with it.

You just can't pick on one family when everyone on this street has a barking dog.

If you have a problem with a dog or any other animal, why not just go to that family and resolve it? Why complain to the SPCA or other neighbors? Why hide?

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Mrs. J. Sprecher

Hagerstown




Liberal hate



To the editor:

One can always tell liberal haters by their selective history, science, or any other putrid ideologies that either decay or enslave a society. There is a real problem in a society that proclaims freedom of speech and then strives to suppress the very foundations of these freedoms by preventing the founding documents and the Christianity that created those freedoms. Seek ye the truth and the truth shall set you free.

The Founding Fathers were overwhelmingly Christian (believing that Jesus was the son of God) and the Bible was the guide for mankind to live by and obey. Article III of the Northwest Ordinance of 1789 states: "Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged." This was enacted by the same writers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

For all the brainwashed of this world that take great pride and joy in destroying what made them free in the first place please explain to me what was Thomas Jefferson's meaning of separation of church and state after becoming the first president of the D.C. public school board. The Bible and Watt's Hymnal perversion of separation is based on a personal meaning pervading the ignorance of society today.

It seems very, very strange there were no controversies over religion before 1947.

Why is it volumes can be written to prove God was meant to be in all aspects of public life but the champions of separation can only quote that which is out of context or of a private thought not included in any official document of the United States prior to 1947?

Phillip M. Snider

Martinsburg, W.Va.


Never disarm



To the editor:

I would like to express my feeling of relief since the election. I am so glad that George W. Bush won. After eight years, I finally have a president. I did not acknowledge Clinton as my president and I would not have acknowledged Gore as my president. I have to say that I am mainly relieved because some of the attacks on our Constitution have gone away, along with the corruption and the lies of Clinton/Gore.

I cannot be completely relieved, though. The anti-gun, anti-hunting groups are still out there and they are more dangerous now more than ever. Although I am relieved, I am not relaxed.

I will be even more diligent in expressing my support for the Second Amendment and I will write even more letters to Congress to let them know that I still feel the same, that no more gun laws are needed. Everyone out there who feels as I do should be doing the same. Now is the time for all gun owners, hunters, and supporters of the Second Amendment to voice their opinion. We need to pull together and get as many people as possible that feel the same as we do registered to vote.

Remember that congressional elections are in two years. There are many people trying to disarm citizens in this country. Let your elected officials know that we will fight for our rights.

Remember, fighting for our rights now may be the difference in whether or not our children will be able to enjoy hunting and shooting as we have. So please, write to your elected officials, register to vote and get someone else registered so that we can keep the hunting and shooting sports alive for future generations.

Gary Lee

Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

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