Letters to the Editor for May 26, 2020

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More issues need to revert back to sovereign states

Most educated people will recognize there is a huge difference between rights and choices.  An irresponsible personal choice is not applicable as a right when harming an innocent baby.  It is ironic that every abortion supporter has already been born, but they have it dead wrong calling abortion a right. What about the baby’s rights?  

If we are truly following the science, life begins at conception, so why doesn’t another human (innocent baby) have a right to live?  Science proves babies have heartbeats by week seven of living in the womb.  Many court rulings have charged assailants with also murdering the baby if the assailant kills a woman who is pregnant with a baby, so we have a clear precedent.  But, seriously, this truth should already be common sense.

In a free America all citizens, including women, should have the choice to do whatever we want as long as it does not violate the non-aggression principle which is simply that no violence may be employed against a non-aggressor or his property. A baby hasn’t been aggressive towards anyone, yet millions are killed and denied their rights.  However, there are many other cases when governments have usurped our liberties by passing unconstitutional laws that hinder us from truly free lives.  Most of society does not care because we still have bread and circus – for now.  Thankfully, during the Covid lies and propaganda, we witnessed sovereign states not abiding by federal government’s one-size-fits-all mantra.  This same 9th and 10th amendment approach is how abortion needs to be dealt with. If Roe v. Wade is overturned despite the domestic terrorism from the lunatic Left in threatening judges at their residences as well as spreading false information about the abortion debate, it will be a victory for basic human rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Love and tolerance will have won when babies have a right to life instead of being discriminated against.

Countless independent studies have shown that many women have regret and depression for killing their babies espcially when so many families are waiting to adopt those babies and give them love.  Do abortion supporters not believe in adoption or love and instead get mixed up with what are rights and choices?  Even Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, admitted she was wrong and expressed deep sorrow that she had caused so much pain and suffering.  She spent the latter part of her days as a pro-life advocate educating people of the emotional and psychological dangers of killing babies under the guise of “choice.”  Of course, you will never hear her testimony from the lying news media.

Finally, if Roe v. Wade is tossed out by the Supreme Court, will the Left accept democracy in action or will they riot and cause destruction as they have done so many times before when the outcome didn’t suit them?  Even the Biden regime is expecting violence from them over this issue.  These people have repeatedly proven they are a domestic threat to democracy as they use mob violence to force their radical agendas while censoring the truth and spreading misinformation just as the Nazis did in the 1930s to gain control of Germany.  George Carlin said it best, “never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

If Roe v. Wade is overturned based on its weak constitutional standing because it was never sound, abortion will not be fully banned; it will correctly become a State’s rights issue.  If only more issues would revert back to the sovereign states as our founders intended rather than a corrupted centralized government.  We would then have more freedom and tolerance with better choices of living standards based on limited government and regional political environment. The Constitution is crystal clear of what federal government’s limited jobs are; everything else resides solely with the people and the independent states as we see cemented in the 9th and 10th amendments to the Bill of Rights.  If we want to remain free, America needs to fully resurrect the 10th Amendment, and nullifying Roe v. Wade is a step in the right direction to protect individual rights as well as preserve democracy.  It is past time for real Americans to demand this return to sanity.    

 Jim Gaston – Franklin, N.C.

Empty square on a Saturday night

The town square last Saturday night without Pickin’ on the Square for the first time in 30 years, was empty, 500-800 no shows. People who won’t be spending money at restaurants, gift shops, coffee shops or ice cream shops. Merchants should be screaming and fans of Pickin’ on the Square should also. If fans would pass the hat at each concert and merchants chipped in, we could raise the funds to bridge the gap between what the town will provide for the entertainment and what is lacking. But at no time on a beautiful Saturday night, from May through October, should that gazebo ever go empty.

Because the town mayor and its leaders are as ignorant as Joe Biden when it comes to economics!  

 Ken Bowden – Franklin, N.C.

We can learn a lot from reading the Bible

Most Christians know that there are [66] books in the Bible and most people know that the first book of the Bible is Genesis and the last book of the Bible is Revelation.  They were written about 4,228 years apart and one was written in Hebrew and the other in Greek and yet they have so much in common.

In Genesis the curse begins and in Revelation the curse ends.  In Genesis death begins and in Revelation death ends.  In Genesis the tree of life is removed from man and in Revelation the tree of life reappears to man.  In Genesis light begins and in Revelation God is the light.  In Genesis God created Heaven and Earth and in Revelation God will create a new Heaven and a new Earth.    

We can learn a lot by reading the Bible because our lives are a lot like the Bible.  The Bible has a beginning and an end and we have a beginning and an end here on Earth.  The Bible tells us that only God knows when Jesus will return and this world will end and the Bible tells us that only God knows how many days each of us have on this Earth. That reminds me of the chorus of a great country Christian song.

“Cause whether you’re a farmer in the field praying for rain. Or you curse him at a gravesite  cause he called a love one’s name. You can thank him, you can blame him.  Either way you gonna face him. Whether you believe in him or not. Cause in the end everybody talks to God.”

The Book of Revelation tells us that someday we will all stand before God’s throne and that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  I guess you could say that in the end “everybody talks to God.”   

 Mike Townsend – Franklin, N.C.

‘Hugely enjoyable’ film brought to Franklin

If you are a “Downtown Abbey” fan, you will be thrilled by this year’s release of the final sequel to the Crawley family’s saga. For some odd reason, Hugh Bonneville appears throughout the film as radiantly, deeply tanned (he’s an Englishman, remember) and all the exterior scenes involving woodlands and sky are strangely washed out, as though the director detested saturated or vivid colors. However, the emotive quality of this film is intense and, contrary to staid, placid country life, ongoing. The pace is electric as the viewer is transported from one surprising cliffhanger to the next with barely time to process the implications. This reflects Julian Fellowes’ ongoing excellence as a dramatic writer as well as absolutely spot-on, superb acting by all the cast from the television series. I was pleased, satisfied, and uplifted by viewing this film, but then became awash in tears of joy when I exited and thanked the owner, David, for bringing this hugely enjoyable film to our little town of Franklin.

“Downton Abbey” was brought back to life once more. As a die-hard fan, I am so grateful to have had the chance to lose myself in its pleasurable embrace once more.  

 Narelle Kirkland – Franklin, N.C.

‘Hugely enjoyable’ film brought to Franklin

If you are a “Downtown Abbey” fan, you will be thrilled by this year’s release of the final sequel to the Crawley family’s saga. For some odd reason, Hugh Bonneville appears throughout the film as radiantly, deeply tanned (he’s an Englishman, remember) and all the exterior scenes involving woodlands and sky are strangely washed out, as though the director detested saturated or vivid colors. However, the emotive quality of this film is intense and, contrary to staid, placid country life, ongoing. The pace is electric as the viewer is transported from one surprising cliffhanger to the next with barely time to process the implications. This reflects Julian Fellowes’ ongoing excellence as a dramatic writer as well as absolutely spot-on, superb acting by all the cast from the television series. I was pleased, satisfied, and uplifted by viewing this film, but then became awash in tears of joy when I exited and thanked the owner, David, for bringing this hugely enjoyable film to our little town of Franklin.

“Downton Abbey” was brought back to life once more. As a die-hard fan, I am so grateful to have had the chance to lose myself in its pleasurable embrace once more.  

Narelle Kirkland – Franklin, N.C.

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