- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
Imposing their own condemnation
To the editor:
Some decades ago, a tornado removed a bridge that crossed the Sangamon River on a county road between Cerro Gordo and Cisco in Illinois. Why should someone demand the removal of a barrier that prevents traffic from plunging into the river? Why should someone demand the removal of a warning sign? Why should someone insist that no warning or barrier ever be allowed, under penalty of law, near such an obvious source of harm? On this country road, the warnings are still in place.
The U.S. Supreme Court continues to insist upon the removal of the Ten Commandments that warn of everlasting dangers ahead. Courts insist that ignorance of the law is no excuse. Yet the courts remove the knowledge of the laws. Such abandonment of good sense gives rise to heated indignation. Nevertheless, we curse them not but say with the angels, "The Lord rebuke you."
Know henceforth that, as of March 2, all those who agree with and aid in the removal of the Ten Commandments place themselves under the anathema and censure of the Almighty. If they think their lives in this time will be bad, just wait until they step into eternity. Let them remember their own writ of condemnation: Ignorance is no excuse.
WARREN JORDAN, Patton, Mo.