To the editor:
We the people…
Once again I have been re-reading the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. As a military man who swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, I often read it to remind myself why it is worthy of protecting with our lives.
For those out there who always think the worst of our nation, I encourage you to read our Constitution. Read the Constitution and see the wonder of the document our current president refers to as a document of negative liberties.
“We the people”… That is a phrase never recorded in a governing document before it became the first three words of our Constitution. Not “in the name of the king,” or “by the power of the government”… But “We the people of the United States.” Only in America have “The people” been in charge since our beginning as an independent nation.
In truth, we have lost much of the freedom we once had… Freedom lost to a president, congress and ruling class that have forgotten, or worse, freedom taken by selfish men and women like Barack Obama on purpose in order to fundamentally change who really runs our country.
Article 1 section 9 paragraph 6 of the U.S. Constitution says, “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States.” Yet it seems the senators, representatives, president and vice president have begun to assume their titles to be titles of nobility. They expect us to begin all letters from us serfs to them with “The Honorable,” as they take over car companies, banks … and attempt to take over Americans’ ability to choose their own doctors and make choices about our health, or how we heat and cool our homes, feed our cattle or drive to work.
Over the last year “We the people” have seen such a rush by our government to take as much control of our everyday lives that we have risen up as a people. We have exercised our First Amendment right “peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” We have put the current government on notice that “We the people” are going to take back the freedom of life, liberty and property that we once had … and are guaranteed under our Constitution.
We have another election for the senate and the house of representatives coming up in one year and 10 months. I urge each of you to vote only for people who actually see our U.S. Constitution as a positive declaration of the freedom of “we the people” over and above the power of our government.
Remember, America is not now, nor ever should be like the rest of the world. Not in the name of the king, or government … but “We, the people”… still.
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Vote for new Y
I write to support the YMCA bond election from a perspective of the role they provide in the health of our community. As a health care professional, I have long understood and supported the need and development of a comprehensive Health and Wellness Center which could serve not only as a fitness center and playground, but as a cornerstone for building and maintaining healthy bodies and lifestyles.
We would like to say we are in full agreement and support Randy Daw’s article in last Friday’s paper concerning the issue of homosexuality.
In support of new Y
A number of Greenville citizens have asked if we can afford a new YMCA. After many years of being a part of the Y, I think the question is, can we afford not to build a new YMCA?
Examine the facts
In response to the editorial published by the Herald-Banner on April 28 stating that the staff believes more time is required before an informed decision can be made on the issuance of public bonds for a new YMCA and Event Center…
Proven for the job
It has come to my attention that Tyson Cox has declined a candidate’s forum with Dan Perkins sponsored by GEUS. The forum was to be broadcast on their network.
Make a difference
I’d like to voice my support for the YMCA and Event Center that is on the ballot as Proposition 2.
Take a step back and imagine what a “better Greenville” looks like to you.
Vote for new Y
My wife, Marilyn, and I want to encourage the citizens of Greenville to vote in support of the YMCA project.
Cox good choice
I was born and raised in Greenville and have lived here most of my life, except for the two years my husband, Perry M. Smith, was in dental school and the two years he practiced dentistry in West Texas.
We don’t often write letters to the editor and even more rarely endorse political candidates. But we could not pass up the opportunity to offer our wholehearted endorsement for Tyson Cox.
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