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Letters to the Editor - July 8

July 08, 2013

A message from the book of Daniel

To the editor:

On June 27, I found a sticky note in my Bible that merely said, “Daniel 13:9.” I have been in Bible studies recently, but could not recall what the verse said, so I looked it up. 

The scene described judges who made a decision, a very bad decision. It said: “They suppressed their consciences; they would not allow their eyes to look up to heaven, and did not keep in mind just judgements.”

This find that I made in my Bible came on the same day that five of our Supreme Court judges handed down their decision against the natural law of marriage between a man and a woman. What a coincidence! Not!

A recent issue of Time magazine set out to explain how to find happiness.  I recommend Psalm 1: “Happy the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked, nor walks in the way of sinners, but delights in the law of the Lord.”

May our God be blessed!

Patricia A. Patterson
Falling Waters, W.Va.


Show country respect by speaking English

To the editor:

On June 28, I heard a story that made me sick to my stomach. Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginian Democrat, spoke in Spanish to the United States Senate. How dare he! He is an elected representative of the people from the State of Virginia, USA. If he can’t respect this country, how do you expect immigrants, legal or illegal, to do so?

When I was a child of about 9 or 10, I asked my great uncle if he could teach me to speak Italian. His reply was, no.  He then went on to tell me that it would be disrespectful to America if he did not speak English, the native language of this country. As I grew up, I learned that my family consisted of descendants of immigrants from many countries. All of my older relatives all spoke English and only English, regardless of what their native language was. I learned that they all felt the way this uncle did, and I never again asked any of them to teach me their native language.

This is the problem in this country today — There is a tremendous lack of respect for the country. It is clearly evident every day. How many of you are tired of calling a company and being told you have to press a button to hear something in English? How about the double signs everywhere in English and Spanish? Our elected officials can’t even come to enough of a consensus to declare English the official language of the USA! I live in Maryland and I know that Senator Mikulski has voted “no” on that question whenever it’s been brought up for a vote. So have all the other elected senators and congress persons in this state and apparently a majority of the other 49 states as well. It is pathetic, disrespectful and downright disgusting that these elected people cannot respect this country enough to do this. So how can we expect them to come up with legislation to handle the current immigration crisis? I can say with 100 percent certainty that what they vote into law for the immigration crisis will be disrespectful to this country and not approved of by a majority of the American people.

It is time that the American people demand that these elected officials start doing the jobs they were elected to do, starting with voting English as the official language of the USA. Only then can we demand the respect we deserve and only then will we be able to start making the correct changes that will address the immigration problems.

Lorraine M. O’Connor
Keedysville


Some questions about marriage

To the editor:

Is marriage in the U.S. today a matter of sexual partnership, the means of establishing and raising a family, a basis for distribution of personal and family wealth or a complex mix of all three?

Should religion, government regulation, personal faith or a mix of all three control our modern mixture of marriage?

David L. Woods
Hedgesville, W.Va.

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