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Killings grow out of a society which turns its back on God Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In regard to school shootings, the use of the nouns “gunman” and “shooter” give too much dignity to killers and may encourage the next killings. Strong taboos against the mention of “values” and mention of killers’ drug abuse have prevented discussion of easy and effective solutions.

Most such killings grow out of drug abuse and a culture of death which is openly hostile to God. How will God judge a society which turns its back on Him and relies on more laws and bigger prisons?

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Love animals more than our own offspring? Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

A person breaking an eagle egg gets arrested. A doctor piercing a baby’s heart inside the womb is not arrested. They don’t call it a baby.

A doctor who fixes a baby’s heart in the womb is praised, and they call it a baby.

They call it a mother’s choice to kill or not to kill. Yet they advertise on TV to save the animals. Send money to help animals, because they are mistreated.

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Breakdown of family, social media to blame Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Again, in the wake of the terrible Florida school shooting, Mary Uhler talks about “common sense gun control.” I hear this phrase a lot, whether it’s TV, online, or print, but never hear any answers other than taking away Second Amendment rights.

Let’s take this a step further and start talking about controlling First Amendment rights; there is a lot of anger and hate on the Internet and social media these days, and our young people are exposed to it 24/7. How about the latest video games, that turn human lives into points for the participants?

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Consider donation to the BSP free clinic Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

There have been news articles published recently about the problems faced by the BSP clinic (Benevolent Specialists Project) in Madison due to lack of reliable funding.

I have been a volunteer at this free clinic since 2011.  While other free clinics offer preventive and routine medical care needed  by many, the BSP clinic gives adult patients access to: cardiac care, arthritis management, eye and foot care for the diabetic patient, diagnosis of skin problems, plus  blood work and X-rays and MRIs for diagnosis through the support of local hospitals.

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