Letters to the editor

Editor, the Advocate:

I met a lot of folks in my adult life as a funeral director and in ministry. Met many folks in serving in the American Legion and the U.S. Navy. Most folks are American Patriots. My wife and I have 18 relatives who have served in the military. Eight served in the Navy, six in the Army, one Marine, two in the Coast Guard and a grandson still serving in the Army National Guard.

In the American Legion, we have as our motto “For God and Country” and most Americans believe in this patriotic statement.

Why would patriotic Americans want to support socialists, Marxists, communists, progressives and atheists? These kinds of people, when in power, will take all our God-given freedoms away and will rule by tyranny. I challenge Americans to come back to God, the Bible, and the U.S. Constitution. We need to support leaders who will rule by the principles in the Constitution and the Bible.

When a nation rules with God, the Bible, and our Constitution, it will be blessed. President Ronald Reagan said, “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” May God have mercy on us.

John Fisher, Pastor, Point Comfort

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Rick Dockery

I voted yesterday. It was great to see how many people who showed up. I’m retiring from political ramblings. Gonna focus on the Cowboys lol. Since most of the loyal participating commentators are on this thread, I’ve enjoyed the different perspectives. I only wish more would participate, especially since I do not use social media. Good luck to all of the candidates.

Quincy Thompson

Rick I hope that this doesn't mean we won't hear from you. I have enjoyed your thoughts and opinions on various topics and have found that we have much in common. I even looked up Malcom X last night to refresh my memory. I don't agree with much of what he said but your one statement from him rings very true. I voted today. Take care and May God Bless.

Steve Fiedler

Ditto

Glen or Janice Ullman

Rick Dockery........During the presidential debate.....Trump not condemning White Supremacists and stating “stand by and stand back” wasn’t talking down to you?

Biden wasn’t drafted. Trump was drafted but got doctor to help him get deferments.

One last note.......leave the medical health of women to women.

Rick Dockery

1. Trump has denounced white supremacy many times. The question is getting old. I wouldn’t even dignify it with a response

2. Telling me I’m not black if I don’t vote for you...imagine Trump saying that.

3. Unlike Black voters...Latinos are diverse thinkers. SMH

4. Opposed busing.

5. Said for a black man, Obama is well spoke., articulate...smh

On and on. Many of us jumped off the democratic plantation years ago. Malcolm X warned us of the white liberal. LBJ said he’d have Blacks voting democrat for 200 years. Well, not me.

Tim Foerster

Rick, your wasting your time with these people. They don't want the real truth, only their version of it....

Quincy Thompson

I will leave the medical health of women to women if you will leave the health of the 97%+ of children who are aborted (murdered) for convenience to them by allowing them to live their lives! 63 Million Children (18 Million Black) aborted is NOT medical health care of women!

Glenn Wilson

Well said, Quincy. A woman's right to do whatever she wants to her own body, a valid right BTW, does not include killing someone else's body for convenience even if shes carrying it around.

Glen or Janice Ullman

Women do not have an abortion for convenience. Just shows your lack of understanding of the facts to make such an absurd statement. Pregnancy is a health condition. It just does not affect a man’s health. But men want to make a woman’s health decisions.

Glenn Wilson

G or J -- "Women do not have an abortion for convenience." -- Yeah, they do. Maybe not the women you know but a whole lot of them, especially in big cities. The official term is "elective", which means by choice rather than by medical necessity of the mother. It's the most common after-the-fact form of family planning. Unfortunately, it also happens to be murder, UNLIKE abortion done for the sake of the mother's health. It's understandable then that you feel more comfortable believing that all abortions are a women's health issue rather than what most actually are. It's ironic that if a woman kills, or attempts to kill, her own body that's illegal, but if she kills the body of someone else, her unborn child, without it being a medical necessity for her, then it's OK.

Quincy Thompson

G or J, your statement is the most absurd and blatantly false statement that I have read in any of the postings that have been made. Why would you say that? Glenn is correct and has a complete understanding of the facts in what he is saying, much to my sorrow. I am searching for why your feelings are so entrenched in this area and can only come to the thought that possibly there was such a pain in your past that has caused it. I can tell you that there is forgiveness that is available if this would happen to be the case. Believe me, I know!

Glen or Janice Ullman

Glen and Quincy, you nor the government have any say as to what a woman does with her body. When government regulates what a man can do with his body and appendages you might realize how absurd your statements are.

Quincy Thompson

G or J, no I don't think what that Glenn or I have said is anything but factual, truthful, honest, heartfelt information. The truth seems to be that you believe that a woman has the right to kill, at her direction, the baby which she is carrying, which you don't believe is a baby, nor which you think it is alive simply because it is in her body. I gave you the Biology 101 lesson so you have to know it is alive and it is the result of an action(intercourse) which she took not something that just happened like a tumor or cancer. Yet you refuse to believe that it is done for convenience or birth control which is the main reason it is done. Roe V Wade has allowed women in this country to murder 63 Million children, many over the protest of the fathers, in the name of Women's Health! In the past women were the caretakers the nurtures of our society the ones who placed their children above themselves so as to care for them. You and the Left have made Women's Health your God and are sacrificing your children on its alter much like the sacrifices of children to the idol god Baal in history. You say you are a Christian, if so read Matthew 25:40 and think of what it is saying. If you will not read this and change your belief I can do nothing else for you because you have sold yourself.

Glenn Wilson

"...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights", "That means that these rights come from God" -- No, it means that the writers of the Declaration Of Independence, being religious, phrased it that way, not that it was an actual, proven fact.

Glen or Janice Ullman

God did not give us our freedoms..the Constitution did. Morals and character are derived from society not religion. As per the US Constitution there is separation of church and state. If you want a country ruled by the Constitution and principles you might want to elect a President and Congress with morals and character.

Janice

Quincy Thompson

Second paragraph of Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness,". That means that these rights come from God and that the government decided on by the population to govern them only derive their power from the people they govern by the consent of the governed. The Constitution only gives us a framework from which to govern. If you study Sociology you will find that the morays of our society are norms with a moral overture and that usually comes from a form of faith or " religion" that is expressed in the society. These form the "moral" fabric of our society. If in any society there are no moral controls you will find there is no control because anything goes. Thus the morals and character of any society come from the "religious" or faith basis of the country. The First Amendment says that the government will not designate a "specific" religion for the country. No where in the constitution will you find a requirement for the separation of church and state! This idea came from a letter from Thomas Jefferson where he told a group of Methodist that Baptist wouldn't be the religion of the country. I think I have that right. It was only doing that and nothing else. This was in his writings Not government documents. I will point out to you that in many of the early colonies it was a requirement to be a "Christian" in order to serve in the government. This was based on the thought that they would be the best chance for the tough decisions to be made that needed to be made. I pose to you that the foundation of this country and the basis for our goodness has been our Christian faith which in following the teachings of the Bible has made us what we are or were. I will pose to you that we do need to elect a President and Congress with morals and character but in all truth and honesty I cannot find that in the platform of the Democratic Party of this election. I am sure that I will have friends who will vote for them, I just can't think of any at this time, but if you vote for that platform, or anyone who agrees with it, I really believe you need to, if you call yourself a Christian, have a Come to Jesus Moment! Just for the record NO ONE in my family will vote Democratic!

Rick Dockery

It boggles my mind that people pretend the country wasn’t founded on Christian principles. Separation of Church and state is to avoid a one religion society. We are free to worship or not worship, but to deny the Christian values of the constitution is interesting.

Allen T Coffey

The US Constitution is based on Enlightenment ideas of reason and self governance embodied in the ancient model of the Roman Republic. In fact the Senate is a direct homage to the Roman legislative body of the same name.

One other point: God is nowhere mentioned in the document. The authorizing source of power and legitimacy is stated to be the people of the United States, not God.

Glenn Wilson

Rick, "It boggles my mind that people pretend the country wasn’t founded on Christian principles." -- It boggles my mind that people pretend the country was founded on Christian principles. Nowhere in the Declaration Of Independence or the U.S. Constitution is Christian, Jesus, the 10 Commandments etc mentioned, and those are our founding documents. Also, if America had been founded on Christian principles why is the 1st Amendment so explicit about there not being a state sponsored religion?

Glen or Janice Ullman

In all honesty.....Cannot find morals and character in the Republican Party. Trump is a fornicator, liar, swindler, draft dodger, racist, and divider in chief. I am Christian....will not sell my soul.

Rick Dockery

Racist? As a black man, Mr. Biden has talked down to me more than anything I’ve heard from Trump. What branch of the military did Mr. Biden serve in? Sorry, miss me that racist nonsense

Rick Dockery

Research Margaret Sanger and her planned parenthood mission. I don’t want my tax dollars going to that. Leave abortion up to the states. Who sold their soul? Mr. Biden, a former advocate for unborn Americans, has “evolved.”

Rick Dockery

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/23/racism-eugenics-margaret-sanger-deserves-no-honors-column/5480192002/

Quincy Thompson

I was talking about the platform of your party and you went into TDS full bore. I pose to you that Mr. Fishers discourse is correct and to the point. I will add that I believe if you support your party platform you don't have to worry about selling your soul as you already have.

Quincy Thompson

Glen, an interesting story breaking which looks like it proves the tie with Biden and Hunter in the corruption with Burisma the Ukraine gas company. The really bad part of it is that the big tech companies won't allow it to be put out on social media! Corruption backing corruption and this is the "moral" party and candidate "with character" you want to elect!

Quincy Thompson

Latest info is that one of Hunters business partners, who is in prison for their dealings, has released 23,000 E-mails which prove that Hunter got the Chinese Communist Party into the White House to meet with the VP for business meeting. Biden is corrupt to the MAX and has sold access to the White House to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) for benefit of him and his family!!! This man needs to be tried for TREASON not voted in as President.

Glenn Wilson

G or J -- "If you want a country ruled by the Constitution and principles you might want to elect a President and Congress with morals and character." -- I totally agree, but where are you going to find candidates like that in either party? They all slither up from one cesspool or another. Also, We The Sheeple don't get to select who runs in the Presidential Primary, instead we have to try to pick the best of the bad lot presented to us.

Steve Fiedler

Below you say you are Christian. Praise the Lord you believe Jesus the Christ is the Son of God and the Son of man. But Christianity does not square with the blatant humanist statement you make above. The Christian most certainly does NOT believe man or any of his constructs such as an everchanging society can be moral authority. Laws, government and constitution are all necessary for some semblance of civil living together but all of those are derived from God alone. In God we trust. In humans and humanism i for one do not trust. I do not believe either political party can offer a president or congress with morals and character. But i am conservative in my politics and relatively conservative in lifestyle and worldview and trust that the republican party and platform better suits me than the other.

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