Our readers write…
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:00 pm
Paper can print what it wants
To The Editor:
In response to a recent writer’s objection to what this publication and editor prints, I say this. I served in the military to defend this paper and its editor the right to print what it pleases. Mark Twain was quoted as saying, “The world does not owe you a living, it owes you nothing, it was here first.”
I remember going to country schools in the summer time, grades one through four, in Dyer and Carroll counties and it was easy to tell the teachers. They were the only ones wearing shoes. This was after WWII and my daddy said a lot of mornings he was going to work me like a “borrowed mule.” I did not expect any help from outside sources.
I blame the apathy of some people on the government, as it is apparent some of the politicians could sue their brains for lack of support. One example is Daylight Savings Time. A Native American gave the best description I ever heard. He said, only a dumb pale-face politician could think he can cut a foot off one end of a blanket and sew it on the other end and have a longer blanket.
Another thing that irks me is when a lot of politicians or judges get elected, they immediately think they are God’s gift to the universe, instead of hired help, as they are. Our freedom is being lost little by little and people need to realize the Constitution is the only thing left to preserve it
So, Mr. Editor, print what you please. I may not agree, but I will defend your right to do it.
Ralph F. Duke
Published in The Messenger 3.14.12