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Letters to the editor – Monday (3-28-2011)

Donít blame Boomers for nationís problems
Regarding the March 24 ěTalk Backî comments of ěCaptain Obviousî criticizing Baby Boomers:
Captain Obvious needs to not talk about standards. Baby Boomers are not a disappointment to this country. He says we created all this debt and other problems. He is so wrong. We were taught to work and not have the goverment bail us out with social services or any other goverment agency! The generation under us knows how to live on the system with health care, Medicaid, public housing and food stamps, and they sometimes teach their children how to do the same thing. I am not bashing the people who need these services. But I see my neighbors who are as able to work as me but somehow they live better than me, and I work every day.
I am thankful I have a job, a roof over my head and food. Baby Boomers were taught to go to work every day and not to expect handouts. I value the work ethics my parents taught me. The goverment should create a program to teach some people not to depend on services that keep them from trying to better themselves. But then, of course, it is a easy way out not to have the common worries of bills and health care. There are a lot of people who get denied for any services from the goverment who deserve it, and that is a shame.
Baby Boomers were taught well about life, and we know how to work and make a dollar and that you don’t take on debt unless you can pay for what you buy. So to Captain Obvious, who is the disappointment ó us or the generation under us?
ó Pam Clark
Salisbury
Early education offers many advantages
I have been working with young children for eight wonderful years, and I will finish my associate degree in early childhood education in May.
Parents need to know that their childrenís education starts at a very young age and it is very important for them to choose high quality education programs to help them grow and learn. Many parents may not realize that the teachers who work in these programs are highly qualified and are considered facilitators instead of teachers. As a facilitator for young children, I feel that our children are our future, and the more education they can be exposed to, the better. Also, many of our children in todayís society need positive role models in their lives, and many of these children find them in our high quality, early childhood programs.
So as a parent and an early childhood facilitator for young children, I highly recommend that parents choose nothing but the best education for their young children.
ó Cindy Harlow
Salisbury
Catastrophes are part of biblical prophecies
In response to Sid Stewartís March 20 letter ěJapanese catastrophe isnít Godís judgmentî:
Yes, it is very heartbreaking to see the devastation in Japan, as well as in other places where such catastrophes have occurred.
No, this isnít a result of Godís judgment of the evil throughout the world or for the wicked people who live upon the earth.
Godís desire is for everyone to repent of their sins, be saved and spend their eternity with him and Jesus.
Catastrophes, trials in our lives etc. are Godís way of humbling people, waking them up to the truth and leading them back onto the right path.
Earthquakes and other worldly situations that are presently occurring are supposed to take place prior to Jesusí return and the end of the world.
Get a Holy Bible, turn to the book of Matthew and read about it.
Matthew 24:6-8 states: ěAnd ye shall hear of wars and rumors of war: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
ěFor nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places.
ěAll these are the beginning of sorrows.î
Examples: Wars ó Iraq, Libya, etc.; famines ó worldwide, now and in the future; pestilences ó cancer, AIDS, other potentially fatal diseases; earthquakes ó Japan, California, other places where they have occurred and will again.
The final two earthquakes that will occur are explained in Revelations 6:12-17 and 16:17-21.
ó Ellie Mae Lambert
Salisbury

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