- Three out, including city administrator, at Scott City; two resigned, one fired (3/16/17)1
- Business notebook: Cape native goes from farm to mobile-food operation (3/20/17)1
- Police: Man beats pregnant wife, throws her down stairs, abandons her on side of road (3/14/17)17
- Several tournaments already booked at Sportsplex (3/16/17)6
- Cairo man pleads guilty to bank murders (3/17/17)1
- Former Scott City administrator: 'I was forced to resign' (3/21/17)6
- Two people found dead in Advance house fire (3/21/17)
- Two local lawmakers back charter school bill; Perryville lawmaker objects to measure (3/19/17)19
- Two Cape men charged with second-degree murder of Grandi (3/21/17)2
- Cape's 24-hour endurance run keeps growing; some will run more than 100 miles beginning Friday night (3/15/17)1
Pro-lifers are not terrorists
Regarding the report on right-wing extremists: This is troubling. Instead of targeting those who are trying to destroy America, the government is singling out those who stand up for human life and citizens who oppose the new administration's policies. And they're putting your First Amendment rights at risk in the process.
To label pro-lifers as "right-wing extremists" and "domestic terrorists" is incorrect as a matter of law and wrong as a matter of policy.
Our country is at war with real terrorists, groups that have vowed to destroy our way of life. Now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a new assessment about domestic terrorism. Who's on the list? Al-Qaida? No. Islamic radicals? No.
Included in what the government has labeled "right-wing extremists" -- groups they've defined as "primarily hate-oriented -- are pro-life supporters.
DAVID A. LARSON, Jackson