- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- One of Cape's oldest mom-and-pop restaurants opens in new location (10/10/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
Worried about 'don't ask' effects
According to an Associated Press article on Dec. 24, Vice President Joe Biden was quoted as saying, "I think the country's evolving. And I think you're going to see, you know, the next effort is probably going to be to deal with so called DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)." This was in response to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
I totally disagree with Mr. Biden. The repeal of this policy was simply a manipulation of facts and does not represent the attitude of the American people. I believe it was a liberal, lame-duck Congress forcing through an unpopular piece of legislation, virtually jamming it down the throats of the American public.
Biden, in his own words, is laying groundwork for the future attack on the American family. I, for one, will not let him speak for me. I am committed to the contacting of my own political leaders with petitions, phone calls and letters, asking them to lead the way in the reinstatement of "don't ask, don't tell."
JOHN RHODES, Zalma, Mo.