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Public matters & personal agendas
Hello, Rowan County Commissioners.
(1) Please do not spend my tax dollars on buying a mall, (2) please support the elimination of the gas chambers used at the animal shelter and employ lethal injection as the new standard, (3) please approve the school building at 329 S. Main St. Lastly, remember Salisbury is our county seat and any disparities upon the city are bad for all of us. Please put aside personal differences and negotiate to get the people’s business done. I personally am tired of Salisbury/Rowan County leading the top three stories for regional news over issues that could have, would have, should have been resolved by a duly elected and supposed competent board charged with doing the people’s business and not carrying out personal agendas. Enough is enough. Get to work!
— Greg Jahnke
Salisbury

Three more years
Hey, y’all, look up. There is a light shining at the end of the tunnel. This will be Obama’s last term in office because presidents can only serve two four-year terms. Hopefully, we can survive the next three years of his dictatorship ­— oops, I mean his leadership — although the saddest part about it is that we’ll be stuck with the mistakes he made long after his departure.
Fact is, all of these mistakes would not be occurring if our government would do what God is asking them to do instead of doing what the “unsaved” members of mankind want done. As a result, the United States of America is headed to hell in a handbasket!
After our government took God out of the schools, it left the doors wide open, inviting Satan inside to wreak havoc by increasing violence and bullying ­— a lot different today than when we baby boomers attended school. When we encountered a bully, most of us stood our ground to fight back.
Guess that old saying is true about each new generation will become weaker and wiser. Weaker, yes, but I wonder about wiser. I do agree that something needs to be done to eliminate the bullying in schools.
Therefore, we shouldn’t be wasting our time worrying about worldly issues. We have help on the way, but for now we need to keep faith and hold on tight. Remember, God is still in control and one day Jesus will come to take his faithful followers out of this messed up, wicked world.
— Ellie Mae Lambert
Salisbury
On public prayer
I’m Hunter Collins, a Boy Scout of Troop 443. I’m currently working on my communications merit badge and required to write to you. Recently, I attended a county commissioner meeting and I commend our current commissioners who are taking a stand to keep prayer in our meetings.
I believe in prayer, I believe in saying the Lord’s name in my prayers, and more importantly I believe I wouldn’t be where I am today without prayer. Years ago, our country was founded on Christianity and I believe we should continue to live out the same values of our forefathers. On our money, it says, “In God We Trust.” Soon people will say that it offends them and will want that removed as well.
Matthew 10:33 says, “But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” The Bible makes it clear that we should not deny our God, a God that our country was originally founded on.
This article is my stand to help fight for prayer in the county commissioners meeting and not take the path of least resistance.
— Hunter Collins
Salisbury

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