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Letters to the editor – Thursday (12-31-09)

Term limits a good idea for Congress, administration
In response to Richard Roberts’ Dec. 26 letter, I say, “Bravo!”
I agree there should be term limits for Congress as well as the administration. Serving in Congress should not become a career. Unfortunately, this would eliminate many excellent representatives of the people. However, there are numerous individuals who would, if given an opportunity, be excellent representatives of the people.
It is my dream to have the United States of America restored to its No. 1 status.
My very firm belief is also that what is good enough for the “people” is good enough for Congress, the president and members of the administration. This firm belief includes all aspects of life, health, retirement, etc.
In conclusion, the old adage “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” holds true for all.
God bless America.
ó Barbara L. Riggs
Salisbury
Wisdom from the past
Rediscover John Wesley, famous English evangelist of the 18th century.
Lest we forget, remember his can-do exhortation in and to the British Parliament. Quote:
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.”
He and his brother Charles were certainly two inspired evangels. Charles wrote 6,000 hymns, believe it or not, one being “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”
The Wesleys also sailed to Savannah, Ga., and advised the English settlers there “to rise with the morning star” ó 5 a.m. EST. Good advice for Georgia crackers then and also for some of us today, amen.
ó R.D. Earnhardt
Spencer
Lessons of the season
If a person believes Jesus was born at Christmas and died for our sins, how can they not forgive and have compassion for others?
My mother taught me that if I could not forgive others, then our Father would not forgive me.
There is a reason for the season. The greatest gift is not found under the tree but in warm smiles and loving words of the people around us.
God bless and Merry Christmas.
ó Pat Bassinger
Salisbury

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