Thursday, October 27, 2011
Letters To The Editor
Yes on Initiative 26
We’ve been pounding the pavement, asking folks to vote ‘Yes’ on Initiative 26, to confer personhood on the unborn, under Mississippi law. For the most part, our efforts have been well-received. After all, we are one of the most pro-life states, and we care about human life.
But some people are angry. They declare, “The government gives a woman rights over her own body!” Wanting to play devil’s advocate, others will ask, “What if a woman is assaulted? Should she have to keep the baby if it is not wanted?” These are good questions, needing thoughtful answers.
Much misinformation is being spread about the initiative through the news media, yet, there is solid, truthful information on the YesOn26.net website. Stephen Crampton, one of the original drafters of the amendment, states in a helpful article:
“It is a simple amendment meant to enshrine in law the most basic human right, the right to life. Most of us believe in protecting life, without question. Who, after all, would not race to the aid of an infant left alone on the railroad tracks before a speeding locomotive? Who is not deeply moved by the plight of a toddler trapped in an old mine? …We should care no less for the child in the womb. The only difference is time and location. Those who oppose the Personhood Amendment can hardly quarrel with this noble goal. So they resort instead to clever arguments meant to cast doubt over various secondary issues, and nitpick over minor details. They seek to create confusion and questions, and so scare us into voting against the Amendment and against our best instincts…
“None of us is responsible for how he or she was created, but we are all responsible for condoning or engaging in the killing of innocent life.”
Perhaps some of you have watched “180”, the compelling documentary on YouTube? It shows German citizens who were forced to visit concentration camps after WWII. They had not demanded to know the reason for the black smoke billowing out of the funnel-shaped smokestacks during the Jewish Holocaust, and they were grief-stricken when faced with the truth.
Will future generations have a right to accuse us of standing by while millions were put to death in our own abortion holocaust? God forbid that we should ignore our consciences and fail to speak up at the polls on November 8.
I had to write this letter to express our sincere gratitude for the H.W. Byers Homecoming parade in Mt. Pleasant on Friday afternoon.
Living in Mt. Pleasant for 23 years has been wonderful because of the peace, quiet and friendliness of this town and its residents. The only drawback was that we have very little entertainment here. I guess that’s why we all loved the parade so much.
All of it was wonderful. The band, the dancers, everything! But I loved the girls in their beautiful dresses and the tiaras in their hair, and the way their teachers had taught them to wave sideways like royalty. Even those cute little girls with their pretty dresses and tiaras were waving like the older girls.
Their parents and teachers should be commended for all the time and effort and hard work that it took to pull this parade off so well.
We loved it so much that we are waiting for the Christmas parade! We would love to see one up here.
Thank you, students, parents, teachers and everyone else who made our day end in such a nice way.
Thanks to sponsors
In association with Just REEDit Productions, I would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions to the stage play, “The Devil’s Funeral,” that was performed on Oct. 14 at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven:
Bank of Holly Springs, First State Bank, Liddy’s Health Mart, Greer and White Insurance, Jennie’s Flowers & Gifts, pastor Lacy Scott and the Baptist Hill Church Family, Truly Blessed Hair Salon (Vickie Warren, owner), Cornerstone Barbershop (James Faulkner, owner), Lighthouse Christian Bookstore and pastor Archie Bowen of Hearn Grove Church.
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