Letters (October 26, 2016)

If admit we fail, we can be merciful

In response to Linda Eden (Letters, Oct. 19 issue): Over the past year or so, you have written several letters to the editor. Each one has brought a certain amount of angst to me.

My biggest concern would be that you talk as if you’ve never sinned. You railed against Halloween, but when you were a child… prayer in school, as if you never questioned authority.

Against ISIS, as if you were never an enemy of the cross. You’re for the concept of “Manifest Destiny” but cringe at some of the battles and bloodshed of Israel when taking the land.

You swing Scripture like a drunk with a mace and chain. Please stop. If you wish to help the blind to see, don’t throw sand in their faces.

There are many things humanity needs to know about their creator, the need of mercy and salvation through Jesus who is the Christ.

But you are like a toaster in a shower. I could find only one statement that you made in all your writings that was actually true: God does not consult with you.

Now please understand, I too believe there are many things wrong with the world in general, but specifically that which calls itself the leadership of “the body of Christ.” But the one I worry the most about…is me. I say God is God. I hold to the cross of the Christ, asking for forgiveness, knowing that it is through his blood I receive it.

If knowing and trusting in that I can still fail, why would I beat others? Like the parable of the “unmerciful servant,” it would be as if I had forgotten that I had been forgiven first and for a debt much worse.

Lance Booker

Hillsboro

Vote ‘no’ to retain four state justices

The Kansas Supreme Court justices who visited our county, Lawton Nuss and Marla Luckert, as well as justices Carol Beier and Dan Biles, should be voted out.

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the decisions of these four justices in resentencing of murder cases. The most famous case of the many that were overturned was the Carr brothers case, in which four young people were brutally tortured and murdered.

This caused the families of the four victims to relive the horror caused by these men in the re-trial. Why would these justices not follow Kansas law, especially in a case of such horrific magnitude?

Also, these liberal justices are delaying a ruling until after the election on whether a ban on partial birth abortion will still be Kansas law. Why? Are they afraid it will hurt their chance of re-election?

This ban was supported by both Democrats and Republicans in our Legisla­ture. But then, how could anybody support the dismemberment of a tiny baby in the days before its birth?

The former governors that have supported these judges in ads were all for abortion. If you are prolife, you should not support these judges.

If you believe criminals should be punished, unborn life needs protection and traditional moral values respected, you should vote “No” to retain judges Nuss, Luckert, Beier and Biles.

Greg Davidson

Marion

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