To the editor:
Once again the culture of violence rears its ugly head. Another tragedy, another young man is dead, another young man’s life is destroyed, more families devastated. What do we really expect to happen when people have guns strapped to their hips? Is this the cult of the Old West? Whatever happened to reason, to compromise, to caring about our fellow citizens no matter what their ethnicity? When did sensationalism, jingoism, intolerance and prejudice become the dominant themes in our culture?
Sensationalism in the media as seen on MSNBC “Nancy Grace” is completely undermining our judicial system by publishing inaccurate photographs and prejudging cases without any knowledge of the circumstances, the evidence, or the laws that apply in each state. This kind of “frying instead of trying” is destroying the right of the accused to have a fair trial. We are a country governed by laws, not by uninformed opinion.
The integrity of our courts is too precious a commodity to be wasted on who gets the highest media ratings, and who has the most vitriolic guests to throw more fuel on the fire. We cannot allow this to happen because our country is already strained to the point of breaking by greed, intolerance and political brinksmanship.
This is a representative democracy; if we believe laws to be unfair or biased, then we vote to change them. If we dislike the views of our representatives, we elect new ones. Our only real choice is to let go of the rhetoric and return to reason, honesty and integrity as our guiding principals.
Carol Rose Allen
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Health services kudos
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Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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