Letters to the Editor 11-15-2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 14, 2003

It's about the law of the land

Dear Editor:

I thoroughly agree with your editorial of Nov. 14, 2003. Religion has nothing to do with the issue. The issue is simple. A person was ordered by a court to perform certain acts, that person exhausted all judicial appeals and now all that remains is to do as told.

Judge Moore learned he has to abide by the same rules as the rest of us. If we were told by a local judge to, say, remove junk cars from our front lawn and we refused to do so, we'd be in contempt. A lawyer would probably be disbarred for similar conduct as Judge Moore. Under our Constitution, court rulings, including those we don't like and disagree with, are the law of the land.

Judge Moore wants to acknowledge God. Well, he might want to read Romans 13:1. "Let every soul be subject to governing authority."

Bob Reid


Send parents to the woodshed

Dear Editor:

This is in response to John Wallace's comments in the Novemebr 13 Star-News regarding the conduct of students and adults at ball games and school functions.

I couldn't agree more with John that something shoud be said or done about the students' and adults' conduct at these activities, and at this writing, activities that may or may not have taken place.

However, when such action is taken, the majority of these parents put up such a defense by denying their child would act in such a way. ("My child would never say or do that, and anyway, how dare you accuse them of such.")

Discipline and forming a young person's mind and personality begins at home. The schools need the support of the parents to back the superintendent, principals, teachers and coaches. When they act on a situation, usually all they get is grief from the parents instead of their support… and we wonder why the discipline in our schools is sometimes bad?

We parents and adults ar the ones setting the examples for our children and for each other. Bottom line - there are so many parents and adults who should be sent to the woodshed first!

Abb Riley