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Letters to the Editor - March 11

March 11, 2011

Some people don’t want to hear the truth

To the editor:

Concerning some of these pretend-to-be Christian people that go out and about claiming they believe in the Bible. Do they really?

It seems as though to me that some of you only believe in parts of the Bible. His words I feel people just can’t believe parts. You either believe it all or none at all.

For example, the people laughed, mocked and scoffed at Noah and didn’t believe Noah’s warning, either. But what God told Noah to say to people came true.
 
Just as I am sitting writing, noting these words to you, then when the flood came it was too late for a lot of people.

So it is today with a lot of people. They don’t want to believe or have faith in anyone. Some don’t like to hear truth at all.

What excuse do people have or give for not knowing truth? We all desire to be free, but it’s lies and half-truths that keep us in bondage.

Our country's leaders know truth, but they don’t want to admit, tell the truth. They continue lying to us as long as it makes them look good in the public eyes — putting on an act.

Russell “Pete” Seville
Greencastle, Pa.



Throwing money at education won’t improve it

To the editor:

Double shame on Del. Jill Carter, D-Baltimore, and Del. Tiffany Alston, D-Prince George’s.

They display lack of integrity and character in withholding their known support for the gay-marriage bill until they get further deficit spending for education. Those of us who were fortunate enough to be born heterosexual, and know that our homosexual brothers and sisters deserve the same human respect as ourselves, should be the last to hold them hostage to an unrelated issue.

It is reprehensible to suggest that throwing more money at education is the only real way to make it better. Teachers need to be reauthorized to take charge of their classes, display and demand personal discipline, hold students to high standards, refuse to dumb down lessons or put up with rewritten history, and engage students through excellence.

We must be mature adults, especially those who represent people as legislators. It is unconscionable to keep throwing away money we don’t have. In ninth-grade Catholic education, we were two years ahead of the public schools, and this with class size 60 instead of class size 25 to 30. As an example, class size is money.

We are expected to use the resources we have to their full potential, instead of constantly whining for more. Additionally, the delegates in question here need enough moral fiber to honor what they already perceive as human dignity for homosexuals over pawning it for gold.

Anne P. Wright
Boonsboro

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