Letters to the editor – Thursday (1-21-11)
Government canít handle insurance
Anyone who believes that national health insurance is a good thing needs to search National Flood Insurance and Thomas Frank.
In a USA Today article on Aug. 26, he gave the illustration of a house that was insured through the National Flood Insurance program for $69,900 and had flooded 10 times. Thatís $663,000 in flood claims.
The federal government has 42 years of experience with mismanagement of national flood insurance. They have lost billions of dollars. National health care will lose trillions of dollars.
ó John Leatherman
Leatherman operates Leatherman Insurance Agency in Salisbury.
Thanks to angel
I would like to share much appreciation to the nice gentleman who on Jan. 8 was at a gas station on Jake Alexander Boulevard in a red pickup truck around 8 a.m. I stopped to ask directions because I was not familiar with the area and was searching for a particular road and church to attend a school retreat for Hood Seminary. The man gave me directions, but knowing that I am not one familiar to the area and certainly am not a ědirectionalî person, the gentleman followed me to make sure that I found my way.
As I missed a turn and stopped at a stop sign, he blew his horn, and I knew that he was following me to protect me and help me. He stated, ěYou just missed it.î He politely got in front of me, and I followed him to my destination. He waved goodbye as I pulled into the parking lot of the church.
I think of this gentleman each day, as he was an angel that God placed into my path that day to protect and guide and lead me. I have no clue as to who you are, but I give praise and thanks to God for you. Blessings, my friend. You are truly one of the angels that God has on this earth. I was blessed to have you come into my path that day. And now, you are a part of my life that will remain forever. I would love to personally thank you but do not know who you are; but you know who you are and so does our God. Thanks be to God for you.
ó Janice Wensil