Letters to the editor – Wednesday (5-14-14)
Symphony concert lived up to billing
Indeed, it was a fabulous feast of movie music Saturday evening in Keppel Auditorium! Would that the house had been packed with young people. How could they not have enjoyed it? Maybe extra class credit would induce high school and college students to attend more of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra concerts.
The “Heavenly Music” concert has enticed me to check out the DVDs of the space movies from the library. I am starting with “E.T.”
Thank you, Dr. David Hagy, for your tireless and energetic efforts to provide enhanced cultural enjoyment and entertainment to your audiences.
Thanks, Linda Jones, for your cheerful and consistent competence to keep the organization functioning cohesively. Thank you, Susan Trivette, for all your educational outreach.
My daughter from Atlanta very much enjoyed (along with me) the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra’s “Carmina Burana” and Saturday’s spectacular concert.
I hope we may hear some encores at the Saturday, June 7 “Pops at the Post.”
— Constance Kolpitcke
States should meet
The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes that all powers not explicitly delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution are reserved solely to the states. For too long, our federal government has trampled upon this amendment, and it is time for We, the People to stand up for our rights.
Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides a way for the states to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. How the states may amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the power of the federal government:
1. Citizens call upon their state legislators to pass an application for a Convention of the States.
2. Legislators of the states pass the application.
3. Congress SHALL call a Convention of the States (this is NOT optional).
4. Delegates are chosen by the legislators of the States.
5. Amendments are proposed and debated by the delegates.
6. Delegates vote on the proposed amendments to the Constitution.
7. Ratification of the proposed amendments happens in the States, and must be accompanied by 3/4 of the States in order to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
Several States have already filed or pre-filed the application to hold a Convention of States. Learn more at www.conventionofstates.com.
— Joel Johnson
Johnson is district captain of the Convention of the States.
God’s words forever
Several weeks ago I read a letter to the editor which stated that the Constitution should be burned because it had become outdated. Prior to that, some said the Bible is old and outdated. Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Bible will never become outdated and God’s words are forever.
The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of mankind, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true and its decisions are immutable.
We are to read it to be wise, believe it to be safe and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you. The Bible should be read slowly, frequently and prayerfully to let God’s words fill your memory, rule your heart and guide your feet along the right path.
It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s charter. Within the Bible paradise is restored, heaven is opened and the gates of hell are disclosed. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory and a river of pleasure. It is given to us in life, it will be opened at the judgment and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor and condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.
Christ is its grand subject, our good the design and the glory of God its end.
— Ellie Mae Lambert
Admiring the mayor
I want to say I admire Mayor Woodson for standing up to the demands of the gays and lesbians.
— Sterling Weaver