- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)1
- Singer Neal Boyd dies after struggle with health issues (6/12/18)1
- Cape man charged with stabbing, killing dog for revenge (6/8/18)9
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- 'All Nite Skate' filming in Jackson this weekend (6/8/18)
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
Many cultures blended in U.S.
To the editor:
This is in response to something I read the other day in regard to someone saying that there is no problem with immigrants coming into our country as long as they learn our ways. Since when have they been our ways anyway? This country has been built on blended cultures from the beginning. Irish, German, English, Japanese, Filipino, Hispanic, African -- you name it, it's here. Our culture is always changing and always being added to.
You think our culture now has always been here? No, it was created by many cultures being thrown in together. Back in the 1700s our culture was a certain way. Then in the 1800s it began changing. By the 1900s, it was completely different due to the fact that it's always being added to.
Some say our heritage makes this country great. I say it's the ability for anyone to come here and practice their cultural beliefs without fear of persecution. Why did the first settlers come here? So they could practice their beliefs freely. One's beliefs belong to their culture. So I say please bring your culture to America and help us grow.
SETH M. WARD