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Letters to the editor – Tuesday (12-6-11)

Randall Terry no example
of the ëbest and brightestí
The Salisbury Postís Dec. 3 editorial about presidential candidates asks, ěReally, are these the best people Republicans have to offer?î
The editorial says, ěIdeally, the best and brightest Democrats should come foward,î and then you write, ěFor the record, Project Vote Smart lists 24 Democratic candidates for president.î That list mentions Randall Terry as a possibility! This implies he would be better than what the Republicans have to offer.
Is this the Randall Terry from upstate New York, Binghamton and Outlook Farm? If so, I know him. I have been to his home in the past, and in his past he divorced his wife, Cindy, and married another younger woman who worked for him.
Scandals? He started Operation Rescue America and picketed abortion clinics. He received a 24-month prison sentence in the late 1980s (for criminal trespass and unlawful assembly). I helped support his family financially while he was in prison. I picketed with him and worshipped with him. Hypocrite? Womanizer? Flip-flopper?
How is this different from Newt Gingrichís past, Herman Cainís past, Bill Clintonís past? What does all this have to do with being a candidate for president? Are there any truly worthy candidates? Is this any way to run an election or run a country? What is wrong with our system?
When our country turned away from the true God, the God of the Bible and the direction he gave to the founding fathers and the Constitution, that is what is wrong, simple as that. Anyone know a worthy candidate? Let me know.
ó Ed Miller
China Grove
Editorís note: Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry is running for president as a Democrat. The editorial was referring to the presidential field in general and made no endorsement of any party or candidate.
A better voter ID
To thwart the tsunami of voter fraud awash across our land, and at a time when every penny must be pinched, why not reverently take a page from the Arab playbook? It is simple. Buy a bottle of India ink for each precinct and have every voter plunge a finger into it! This would be as effective as voter ID and significantly less expensive.
ó James A. Steele
Salisbury
Fun Run a super success
Overton Elementary School students, families, and staff donned their superhero capes to became Superheroes for Education on Oct. 24 during Overtonís 4th Annual Fun Run. Our superheroes ran laps together at the Knox Middle School track to raise money for technology purchases at Overton Elementary. Overton students raised $5,828.72, and our donors and sponsors helped out with $1,250 in cash, prizes and supplies. We raised a grand total of $7,078.72!
Overtonís superheroes had some help from the local business community in making this yearís Fun Run a super success, and we thank these business and community members:
Sponsors: Rushco; Ralph Ketner; Argentum and Company, LLC. Walser Technology Group; Just The Thing; Dr. Bill and Laura Thompson; J. Alan Rutherford, CPA, P.A.
Donors: Salisbury Animal Hospital; Chic-Fil-A; Woodleaf Lanes; Dairy Queen; Zaki’s Restaurant; Kathy Green; Lazy 5 Ranch; Sonic; Food Lion; Piedmont Players Theatre; Samís Car Wash; Patterson Farms; Harris Teeter; CiCiís Pizza; Horizons Unlimited; Waterworks; Frostbites; J.F. Hurley YMCA; First Baptist Church; Mykonos Grill; East Coast Wings; Reach For The Stars Dance Studio and all the other donors who became a superhero for education!
We can make a difference in the lives of our children when we all work together ó we can all be education superheroes!
With sincere thanks on behalf of the Overton PTA.
ó Jenny Gross
Fun Run chair 2011

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