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Letters to the editor — Wednesday (1-22-2014)

The Sunday editorial said Vogue Cleaners was on South Long Street. Vogue Cleaners is actually on North Long Street. At this time there are no plans for a median on North Long Street. The median is being planned for South Long Street. First Calvary Church on South Long was opposed to the median, not Vogue.
The median planned on East Innes Street I feel will be opposed by the businesses, but we need to do more listening and letting people know what may take place. Many times folks don’t say anything until the construction is under way. I feel that the city, for safety, needs a small median, better lighting at night and a cross walk on South Long Street so citizens can cross coming and going to the Lincoln Pool. On East Innes Street, I feel the city also needs a small median, better lighting at night and a crosswalk at Shaver Street to get people across from Wendy’s to the Hess Station. Most of our accidents have been at night at this location. Remember, this is my analysis at this time, not the council’s. I am only one vote. I also may change my mind as more information comes out .
However, I, the council and our city staff will weigh public opinion and the cost before making any decision. There is a lot of information floating around at the present time. We need to be cautious.
— Paul Woodson
Salisbury

Paul Woodson is the mayor of Salisbury and owns Vogue Cleaners.

While the media was focused entirely on the Chris Christie bridge scandal last week, a bipartisan Senate panel was investigating the Benghazi attacks. To me, the biggest scandal here isn’t that the Obama administration lied (I expected that); it’s that they were more concerned with throwing a Christian in jail for mocking Islam than punishing Muslim extremists who murder Americans.
And the media’s severely downplaying the increasing number of Christians being tortured and murdered in the Middle East since the rise of the media-supported “Arab Spring.”
Liberals “revise” history, teaching that America wasn’t founded on Christian-Judeo principles and that our founders were atheists and deists. But read the Treaty of Paris; it is our history. Named for the city where it was signed, it marked the end of the Revolutionary War, when Great Britain surrendered and the United States was born. It defined what America was to be.
It starts with “In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity” and ends with “this third day of September in the year of our Lord, 1783” (signed Ben Franklin, John Adams, John Jay). The trinity refers to the Christian trinity (including Jesus); and writing “in the year of our Lord, 1783” (instead of simply “1783”) honors our Lord Jesus Christ. (Sorry, ACLU; you can’t sue them.)
The first books in public schools were Bibles. The first inscriptions on public buildings were usually the Ten Commandments. The Liberty Bell, our iconic symbol, has Bible scripture boldly inscribed: “Leviticus 25:10 Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”
Thomas Jefferson’s personal seal was inscribed “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” Ben Franklin said that “A Bible and a newspaper in every house” is the “principal support” of liberty. How many atheists or deists do you know who worry about obedience to God, or tell you that Bibles are necessary in every family’s life?
They can rewrite history, but they can’t change it.
— Steve Pender
Rockwell

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