Letters to the editor – Saturday (5-10-08)
It wasn’t the South that rebelled
In response to Lutrell Hancock’s May 4 letter, there is not much one can say to someone with such a low understanding of U.S. history. But to others who may be able to understand a few simple facts: first, the Southern states never tied to overthrow the U.S. government. They only tried to leave it in peace. It was the U.S. government, led by the tyrant Abraham Lincoln, that committed treason in violating his oath to uphold the Constitution by invading the Southern states.
Secondly, the men who fought for the Southern states were not rebels. They did not “rebel” against anything. It was the Northern states fighting under Lincoln that rebelled against established law, perverting the republic into a centralized power that was never meant to be.
Thirdly, pride in Southern heritage is one where people honor their ancestors who fought against an invading army that tried to destroy their homes, their property, and their lives.
Fourthly, the Confederate battle flag was simply that ó a common flag for all of the different Southern states. It is a Christian symbol ó the cross of St. Andrew, red, white and blue, just like the U.S. flag. The stars are simply the number of states that joined the Confederate government. It does not represent slavery, nor did anyone who followed it fight to protect or perpetuate the institution of slavery.
ó Steve Poteat
Word ‘mom’ has many meanings
On Mother’s Day we take time to show special appreciation to those who have cared for us since birth. Some of us no longer have our mothers with us in this earthly life but we always have our memories.
As this Mother’s day approaches, I have been pondering over those individuals who have given me the title of “Mother,” “stepmother” or just “Pam.”
It has been wonderful to experience the different stages of their lives ó from little children to grown adults with children of their own.
I have so many heartwarming memories that will last forever. I am very thankful for the privilege of caring for, learning from and loving these very special people in my life.
ó Pam Puckett
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