- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Speak Out 10/26/08
THANK YOU, David Limbaugh, for your detailed article outlining all the reasons Barack Obama should not be the president of our country. I would add, as an educator, that I am greatly concerned about Obama's comments about a "new generation of teachers." Considering his ties with William Ayers, who is hailed by the Obama camp as a valued educator, I would hate to see the door open to such radical influence in our public schools.
A bit of sugar
CASINOS ARE handing out candy for children. Proposition A on the November ballot is suspect because it is being backed by the casinos. It is not difficult to see the casinos' strategy. They bundle a proposition for gambling with something that sounds good: more education money for children. The problem is the deprivation of children due to parents who have gambled away funds that should be used for children's food, clothing and school supplies. Then, there is the strain gambling places on marriages when needed money is squandered away. A little bit of sugar makes the quack medicine go down easier.
I HAVE been saddened by how people I once respected are calling other people negative names during this election year. They are calling other people names such as anti-American, unpatriotic, terrorists, liberal, socialist, Jewish, Muslim, non-Christian, racists and rednecks. When you hear someone else call someone a name in a negative way, remember our country's motto, "E pluribus unum." Out of many, one. This motto reminds us that out of many backgrounds and religions comes one people united as a nation. This is what binds us together as Americans. I believe that the foundation of our nation's unity is respect for all people.