SpeakOut 10/26

Friday, October 26, 2007

Call 471-6636

Those few who attack Tony Heckemeyer obviously did not even read his letter to the editor. They need a serious course in reading comprehension. Sounds to me like the judge really got their goat -- again.

JoAnn Emerson posed the question: Do 51 residents of Pinhook deserve a $112 million levee to save the town from flooding? Now here's the answer: No.

I thought churches promoted love and kindness, the godly thing to do as Christians, especially a pastor of a church! You, sir, spoke like someone who makes people wonder why they would want to be a Christian in the first place. As a spokesperson for your church and as someone who should embody God's love, you should not be name calling like you did in your SpeakOut. "You need to shut your face, read your Bible and get in church" and "that's a moronic and idiotic thing to say" are not words you should hear from a pastor of any church that teaches Christianity. I'll pray for you and ask God to enlighten you on a more pleasant way to interact with others that may not have the same beliefs as you do. That is the Christian way.

How does Peter Myers suggest that we pay for this dam at New Madrid? I've read that this proposed project would cost taxpayers $112 million. If that's true, would he want to raise our taxes to cover the cost, or would he just charge it on the almighty credit card and palm the debt off to future generations? Which is it, Peter?

Years ago a prominent citizen of this community made a statement, "There sure are a lot of seconds in this world." That's what I think of the person who made the comments about Judge Heckemeyer.

Here we are within another year about to vote in a new president. I don't believe in trying to tell anyone who they should vote for, that's their American and Christian right. But I do believe we should vote for the man or woman who's gonna help bring our men home from Iraq and fight for health care for all American people. And another thing, I don't think it's right our president is allowing all our jobs to go overseas and down in Mexico. It's high time we start taking care of our own.

I'd like to speak out about the Pop the top. I am 66 years old and I hate to see anything go to waste. I don't care what the reason. Just deliver my soda pop to 312 S. Scott when you deliver my subscription paper. Thank you.