The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

February 25, 2013

Where are we headed?

GREENVILLE —

To the editor:

Where is our country headed? The more we read/hear, the more concerned we as Americans should be. Just where is the money to come from to fill the government agenda set forth in the State of the Union address? Lots of clap-clap rhetoric vs. empty pockets! The list is enormous of all the “goodies” we are to look forward to but, again, where is the money to come from to fill the list? It’s kinda like giving me a free shopping spree to Neiman’s but failing to bankroll the project. Say it again, Samuel!

The big bur at the moment … On TV I head our president say that he did not feel Egypt is our ally. Egypt is on the back of Israel, who is presumed to be our ally. With that comes next the question — Why is our government spending billions in borrowed money to supply Egypt with all those F16s plus 200 big-dog tanks? The U.S. borrows from China to supply free of charge billions of dollars of killing equipment to a non-ally who is a stated enemy of one of our friends!?!? Does that make sense? Makes one wonder just which side our Washington big boys are on.

The more governments grow … the more servitude will grow. Our government was founded on “for the people” which, as I understand it, is all the you’s and me’s. The way the State of the Union address went, sounded more like less you and me and much more of the government. That, folks, is not what we’ve always been about; and the thought of our future, if it continues as it is headed, is frightening. A cartoon, huge creature gnawing on a city … yes, ridiculous, but behind what it depicted was not really too outlandish.

I have never been a pessimist and, believe me, my many years on this earth have not always been a huge bed of roses for me. But with perseverance, things always seemed to shape up. This time I truly feel the next four years will be the most serious years of my lifetime. The nature and balance of our great country should not and must not change from that which we have been constitutionally charged. So, keep the faith and pray to God that He will continue to look on us with favor.

In God we trust,

Billie R. Stone

Greenville

1
Text Only
Top News
  • HeadStart.jpg Giving a Head Start

    For students who grow up in a low-income household, the start of their education career can be difficult.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bids due on downtown landmark

    Greenville city officials should know by Tuesday afternoon if there is anyone interested in purchasing a downtown landmark which has become a potential tax liability.

    April 20, 2014

  • SalvationArmy.jpg Feeding bodies, feeding souls

    Two Salvation Army buses pulled into the Town East Village apartment complex in Greenville on Friday.
    One was full of people, the other, of food.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • County Fair about ready to open

    The Hunt County Fairgrounds are about to be a busy place.

    April 20, 2014

  • GHS band helps its own, community

    Members of the Greenville High School Lion Pride Band are particularly charitable.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Unemployment March 2014.jpg Jobless numbers take big dip

    Hundreds of people found jobs locally last month, as Hunt County’s unemployment statistics fell to a six-year low.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • GCS flying high

    Greenville Christian School teachers found an entertaining way to learn about physics.

    April 19, 2014

  • Easter Bunny stock photo.jpg Following one busy Easter Bunny

    Easter egg hunts are scheduled in several locations across the area today and Sunday.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vaderrobot.jpg Dallas champions, Robowranglers look forward

    Practicing with the best hones skills and keeps members of Greenville High School Robowranglers on point, according to Director of Robotics Adrienne Emerson.
    The Robowranglers are preparing their robot “Vader” for the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis on April 23-26.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Texas drougnt as of 4-17-2014.jpg Wet Easter Sunday possible

    It may be a wet Easter holiday in North Texas, as thunderstorms are again in the forecast for the weekend.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Who should the Houston Texans take with the first pick of the 2014 National Football League draft?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News