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This Week's Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

For years Hitler was an enigma that troubled me. I could not understand how someone that poor and uneducated (but could really give a speech) cause the most destructive war in Human history. I wrote it up to a unique situation that could not ever be repeated. Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler were two mad men that through force of character alone caused it.

Konnilyn G. Feig's book Hitler's death Camps: The Sanity of Madness [(NYC: Holmes & Meier Publishers), 1979] showed the folly of this view. A simple statement is highly disturbing: “There appears to be no real limit to the ordinary man's actions against individuals or groups deemed nonhuman or subhuman” (Feig, 14). I was shocked that another Holocaust could happen so easily. It only needs to have a group of people declared as “non human.”

It is happening again.

Ever heard the illogical statement: Its not a baby its a fetus? And so since 1973 the America Holocaust has killed upwards of 50,000,000 people. That is more that we have ever laid eyes on in our whole lifetime! If you filled that Atlanta stratum with 25,000 every day it would take over 5 years to equal that number.

In the Bible, God told Cain that had just murdered his brother, “...What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground” (Genesis 4.10). If one victim's blood cries out to God, what deafening roar would the blood 50 million make? (Abortion is a bloody business, watch “Unplanned”).

I shutter to think of what awaits America if this is allowed to continue.

When a presidential candidate calls her opponent's supporters “despicable” it is easy to see the America Holocaust may become even more wide spread when Christian are considered 'subhuman' in the not to distant future.

Hugh Pendley

 

Dear Editor:

I read the editorial [Tiny Homes and the Bigger Picture, June 20th], copied and pasted it into Word for further study.

Both "Tiny Home" and Full Time RV Living are Lifestyle Choices made by Citizens that have done their homework and know what they are doing.

Sometimes the decisions are made for financial reasons, sometimes it's family based reasons with Grandchildren scattered across the nation.

But, all decisions are made by Law Abiding Citizens making choices  based on their needs, desires or whims.

Sometimes it's the least expensive way to plan for a future of their dreams.

Like any other sector of Society, there are good, bad, and middle of the road, with all levels between.

I currently live in a longterm RV facility and have for three years because I have a right to choose how to live my life.

We have no crime, nor do we cause issues for any other group of people.

We place no demands that others adhere to our chosen Lifestyle, so why do the 'powers that be' demand we adhere to a lifestyle nearly all of us have lived and now choose otherwise?

Drew Dickey

 

Dear Editor:

I was just reading some reporting and looking at pictures from the Inspector General of Homeland Security, about detention conditions in facilities holding immigrants and asylum seekers.

Like this from the IG: “we…observed serious overcrowding and prolonged detention of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) [Unaccompanied Alien Children], families, and single adults that require immediate attention.” Photos too.

Whew! I sure am glad I don’t know any of those Other People in detention! Sucks to be them!

Y’know, that situation reminds me of a quote, from an Extremely Important Quotable Person. Was it...this?

  “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank. Not it.

“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”– Socrates. Sounds familiar! But, not quite…

“Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. Seems significant. Just not exactly…

Dern I wish I could recall what—oh. Wait. I got it. This.

“ But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked, “And who is my neighbor?”

  “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 

 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

  The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

THAT’S it!  This too:

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “

But…derned if I can dredge it up…who said those last two? Somebody must remember…

Andy Kippenhan

 

Dear Editor:

Today I attended my second straight, Jasper, Ga July 4th parade. It started with fire trucks, which the kids love and from there it died into a corporate sponsor party, candidates running for an office, and a army truck with music. I ask, where are the actual salutes to our vets, where are the kids who played sports, where is the high school marching band? What was supposed to be a celebration of what makes America, turned into a corporate sponsored event.......

 

 

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