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Speak Out 6/3/12

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Important matters

I don't know why it takes so long and so much work, so much paper work and so much moaning and groaning among Cape Girardeau City Council members who oppose urban deer hunting. Loretta Schneider is right on target. Euthanize them or allow bow hunting to kill the deer and donate the meat to local food banks. End of story. Get on with more important matters.

Chaffee speed

Speed limits at Chaffee, Mo., are 20 miles in town everywhere. Why is it Scott City, Benton, Mo., Morley, Mo., Oran, Mo., all of them at least are 25 to 30 to 35 miles and none of these towns has sidewalks for pedestrians, but Chaffee does. I can see 20 mph at schools, but most cars idle at 20. Thank goodness the grocery store and the dollar store are on the highway.

Religion, politics

I think one of the most dangerous things happening to America is the mailing I got from Ralph Reed, supposedly a Christian and then claims he is a Constitutionalist. That is my problem with those who claim they are Constitutionalists, is that they have a very narrow perspective of things and that is what our founding fathers were afraid of. Such as you cannot be a liberal Christian. This narrow perspective will really hurt our nation, and I just encourage people to open their hearts with love and don't let any narrow-minded person tell you how to think. And if it is being done from a pulpit at church, then these churches deserve to lose their tax exemptions.

Rush and credit

For all of you people who don't like Rush Limbaugh, why do you listen to him? And if you say you don't listen to him, how can you have any opinion or criticize him? His being named to the hall of fame of Missouri has brought credit to the state of Missouri and to Cape Girardeau. I am with him all the way.

Economic recovery

I find it interesting that a caller recently referred to Ohio and Virginia as evidence that the unemployment rate is going down. Both are being covered by Republican governors, not Obama economics.

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semo471 Where did the article state the process was being forced upon someone who did not want the tool? Better tool than a medical alert bracelot, especially for those suffering from early signs of dementia.-- Posted by papster on Sat, Jun 2, 2012, at 6:38 PM

papster: It doesn't now but history shows that once you open a can of worms it's hard to get them back into the can.

Chaffee speed: 20 mph is way to slow to drive in town, since I travel to Chaffee often I find it impossible to keep the speed down to 20, as the caller stated due to the cars idle speed.

Religion, politics: Religious people also have the right to voice their opinions.

Rush and credit: Name one thing that Rush has done for Cape and Missouri.

Economic recovery: Enough said.

Don't worry be Happy.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sun, Jun 3, 2012, at 8:54 AM

I got a short memory anymore... remind mme again who that short little cop was in Chaffee who gave me my first traffic ticket 56 years ago. :-(

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, Jun 3, 2012, at 10:05 AM

Wheels: That was my Dad ;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Sun, Jun 3, 2012, at 11:35 AM

Religion politics: to the person that wrote about people using the church as political things to get their way that is not being religious, religion should never have anything to do with churchs you are so right . What you say about political people using the churchs to get there way churches and politics was never to be in a church but are churches are being used by politicians.

Rush and credit: Rush Limbaugh has Feeling for Cape Girardeau, The only thing he has done for Cape Girardeau is to give Cape a big black eye.

-- Posted by Thunder1814 on Sun, Jun 3, 2012, at 1:52 PM

At the time of the writing of the constitution, the governments of the various colonies, or states, were dominated by churches. A Baptist for example could be arrested or fined in a state dominated by another sect. The purpose of separation of church and state was to prevent that sort of thing. The leaders of the Baptist Church pleaded with James Madison to fight for separation of church and state. If you read the 88 days of notes taken by Madison at the constitutional convention, religion was rarely brought up, but when it was, it usually wasn't in a flattering way. It is a modern day myth that the founding fathers were a bunch of holly rollers bent on creating a Christian nation. They just were not gathered for that, they were gathered to create a strong central Government that could take care of the nation's business. The notion that so called state's rights was any kind of objective can easily be dispelled by reading those notes, the states were considered by the founders to have been incompetent in handling things up to that point. There is no doubt that the founders intended full separation of church and state, and those who doubt that need to read the history of the time.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Sun, Jun 3, 2012, at 9:18 PM

For information on how the IRS views political activities by 501(c)3 orgaizations including churches I would direct you to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/rr2007-4....

-- Posted by Cogito on Mon, Jun 4, 2012, at 11:21 AM

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