- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
No need for government holidays
To the editor:Since we can't pray to God, can't trust in God and cannot post his commandments in government buildings, I don't believe the government and its employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations, which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets of American life.
I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. After all, it's just another day. I'd like the U.S. Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter as well as Sundays. After all, it's just another day. I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the Christmas break. After all it's just another day.
I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved if all government offices and services would work on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime, since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be politically correct.
In fact, I think our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside for worshipping God) because, after all, our government says it should be just another day. What do you think? If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop giving in to the minority opinions and begin, once again, to represent the majority of all of the American people.
RICK PHILLIPS, Perryville, Mo.