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Letters to the editor – Saturday (9-19-09)

The ‘tea party’ march
on Washington, D.C.
It was amazing ó hundreds of thousands of people shouting, waving flags and protest signs, spearheading up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., toward the Capitol. It may have been empty when we got there, but our voices are still echoing off the inner walls, creating a deafening sound as congress comes back to work. And there I was in the middle of this wave of patriots holding my quickly penciled poster: “Speak boldly without fear.” This is the mindset that will best get this country back on track. We can and should speak out when we disagree with a political stance. However, many will not do so for fear of having an accusing finger pointed at us, condemning our dissent as being racial motivated. We have been indoctrinated by the liberal side of humanity to hold our tongues because of this fear. No longer. Glenn Beck is right: Speak boldly without fear. When we start doing this out of earnest disagreement, pointing fingers will droop in impotency.
I tried to get some good pictures, but shoulder to shoulder and belly to belly with everyone, it was near impossible. Holding the camera as high as I could, all I got was a sea of hair and hats. It was very inspiring, something that will hopefully last for more that the 28 hours of adventure.
“We, the people” will hopefully be more than just a motto in the upcoming years, bringing congress back to the reality that it works for us.
I learned a lot. Most importantly, I learned that I did not know what being a Republican meant or what being labeled a Democrat meant. I did learn, however, what being an American meant.
ó Chuck Hughes
Salisbury
Thanks for the support
The Rowan County Early College High School Student Government Association and Junior Civitans would like to thank all of the folks in the community that supported our car wash. A special thanks goes out to the management and staff of Advance Auto Parts on Jake Alexander Boulevard; you guys and gals were the best! We would also like to thank Cartucci’s for all of the great food. Your support is greatly appreciated and the donations will go to a good cause. Thanks again!
ó Taylor Bailey & Kelsey Bledsoe
Salisbury
Taylor Bailey is RCECSGA presidentand Bledsoe is Junior Civitan president.Color guard car wash
Jesse C. Carson High School’s Color Guard held a car wash at Wise Oil on Saturday, Sept. 12. We would like to thank everyone who came to help and support us. Even you guys that got your cars washed! A big thank you to Wise Oil for letting us use your parking lot. And also, a big thanks to the one who came and helped us and donated supplies for our car wash. It was a huge success and we all appreciate it.
ó Emily Walser
Salisbury
Community cookout
I went to a cookout on Thursday, Sept. 11, given by Shaver Wood in Cleveland. It was the most wonderful cookout I’ve ever been to.
In a community that has had so many layoffs, it was entertaining, had wonderful food and rides for the children.
It was simply amazing such a wonderful gesture. May God bless the Shaver family for doing this for the community!
ó Shirley Corriher

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