Letters to the Editor
Let me get this straight: Ms. Brown (Post Independent, June 4) says that America should again be a nation under God, and Bush II is the one to turn us around? Egad! The thought of him and his ilk having any say in our spiritual matters is scarier than any “sex-crazed teen” on the planet. Didn’t the Taliban try to enforce morality in the name of God/Allah?
When I hear people demanding that the Ten Commandments be taken from public display, I can’t help but wonder which ones really bother them. Not committing adultery or the one about false witness probably top the list. The government schools obviously have difficulty with the one about honoring your father and mother.
The most recent one they have blatantly trashed is “Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy.” The recent plethora of graduation ceremonies, some of which required parents to leave worship services to attend, indicates a serious disregard for Christians, if not an outright challenge. When I was in school, Wednesday nights and Sundays were considered off limits for school activities, but no more. Now athletics or anything else goes.
It’s time to stop being passive. We need to work for alternatives for government schools. How about this: Every legitimate American gets a voucher for 12 years of education that they can use at any school of their choice anytime in their life. That would be real freedom and return power to parents.
By the way, watch for the Re-2 board to start singing, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?”
Ross L. Talbott
The American Cancer Society has been an active member of Garfield County for years, offering patient and family services, cancer support groups, tobacco control programs and life-saving research. We continue our mission thanks to generous volunteers and dedicated staff.
The ACS Relay For Life is a community event. It is a chance for the community to come together for one common cause. Being a part of Relay For Life means I’m a part of a national grassroots movement to fight cancer, and I’m making life better for cancer survivors, patients and their families.
But we are faced with a critical shortage of volunteer leaders. With the challenges of our day-to-day demands, many people are finding it more difficult to participate in community service. It is because of the volunteers who preceded us, however, that certain types of cancer are now highly treatable or even curable.
The American Cancer Society needs your help now. Plans are under way for the first annual Relay For Life in Glenwood Springs on July 23-24, to support cutting-edge cancer research, help provide free transportation to hospitals, help prevent youth smoking, publish life-saving literature, and develop a new generation of weapons to fight cancer.
Now is the time for individuals, families, organizations, schools, religious groups, corporations and small businesses to build a team and join our fight to reduce the burden of cancer across America.
To sign up to participate or learn how you can volunteer, call 309-2400, or visit http://www.cancer.org.
Glenwood Springs chairwoman
Relay For Life
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