Wednesday, March 20, 2002

By Staff
Time to fight the liberals
To the editor:
This nation will ultimately become exactly what the nine members of the Supreme Court decree. Most of the freedoms and personal liberties that we have lost within my lifetime is a direct result of decisions of the secular and liberal philosophies of the court's majority.
Litigation rather than legislation will in time destroy this nation unless we stop the madness created by the liberal elements of this court.
When I was a child: We could pray in school and anywhere else, we personally chose to. Convicts, felons and irresponsible people could not vote. The Ten Commandments were God's laws and a basis for our Constitution. Juries were panels of responsible people. Homosexual conduct was considered a sinful lifestyle. Life began at conception and willful abortion was tantamount to murder. Teachers demanded and got respect. Parents had control of their children's education. Responsible people respected each other's church or religion. To take a man's gun was unthinkable. Political correctness was a trip to polls.
The members of the hardcore liberal political agenda embedded within our government are, for the most, part secular elitist. They think they are smarter than you and I and it is their right to micro-manage our lives. They are irresponsible, insecure and, as elitists, they have an innate desire that they have underlings to take care of, someone to whom they can flaunt their superiority. I doubt that they could make it in the real business world.
They are now running scared. Just look at what these liberal Democrat senators did to Judge Pickering, one of Mississippi's finest. What will they do to President Bush's first nomination to the Supreme Court?
Like our flag, we can send this nation another message in the coming election this fall. Black or white, Republican or Democrat, we will not, we must not, vote for anyone who thinks they are better than you and I as citizens of this great State of Mississippi.
Barney Shepherd
Philadelphia
via e-mail
Southern ease' noteworthy
To the editor:
It is very unfortunate that a six-car pile up happened, but I am amazed at the ease of how those involved handled the situation. I miss the Southern ease in which people tend for the most part to just allow to happen.
I can't deny that the reason I am amazed is, had this same accident happened and the drivers were able to stand, there probably would have been a breakout of fights. I don't feel that they would have taken a moment to be thankful that they were not in fact killed.
Sorry, this is just what I have learned of the people since I have lived among them. And it is always a joy to come home. There is no place like home, there is no place like home. And you know this.
Bonnie Williams
Roanoke, Ind.
via e-mail
Unsung Heroes' a special occasion
To the editor:
Thank you for honoring my mother, Billie Luke East, as one of this year's "Unsung Heroes." The reception and The Meridian Star's special edition were well-done. The honor made her feel special, which she is.
We were disappointed that the Amtrak train being 21/2 hours late made me miss the reception. We appreciated your delaying its start and saving my mother's part until last. That was very thoughtful.
It was a pleasure meeting you at The Star's offices. You were gracious to us. You were also great to me when I submitted my nomination letter.
May God continue to bless you, The Meridian Star, and our great city,
Jeff East
Atlanta
via e-mail

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