- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)12
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)2
- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- Scott City school chief gets raise, while some teachers don't (8/17/17)6
- 'Love, not hate': Area residents gather to sing, talk about racial issues after violence in Charlottesville (8/14/17)89
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.