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Voice of the People

Jan. 20, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Sanctity of human life should be honored every day

National Sanctity of Human Life Day, which is Sunday, Jan. 20, was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in response to the tragic Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case. His words, "To diminish the value of one category of human life is to diminish us all," speaks to the great loss of our humanity as a nation.

Seven men made the heartbreaking Supreme Court decision that innocent unborn children's lives have no value. When will morality rise up and say that enough is enough? When will condemnation grow to a point where humanity comes to their senses? When will courage come forth to stand up for those who cannot defend themselves? When will we take a long hard look at the number of children killed each day and take action?

Reagan's proclamation was for a Sunday, but I think that sanctity of human life, born and unborn, should be proclaimed loudly every day. If we want to honor God and his word we must shout condemnation of this practice. Abortion represents one of the greatest tragedies in history, but it may not be the worst. The worst tragedy may be a people without the moral conviction to stand up to this injustice.

Pastor Danny Dailey


Benefits to be paid electronically

According to a requirement from the U.S Department of Treasury, beginning March 1, with few exceptions, all federal benefits, including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, are to be paid electronically.

For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security and safety of getting benefit payments electronically, offering peace of mind that your payment will arrive on time, even in the event of natural disasters or being away from home when the check is in the mail.

Electronic payments (direct deposit or Direct Express) are not only the best way to receive federal benefit payments -- for most people, starting in March, they are the only way.

The truth is, for most people getting monthly benefits, this isn't really a change at all. In Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, and Mason counties, everyone who receives benefits from Social Security, except 5,992 individuals, already receive payments electronically.

Please visit www.GoDirect.org today to learn more about getting your Social Security and SSI payments the safe, easy, inexpensive, and green way -- electronically. Rest assured that on payment delivery day, you won't have to wait for your money; your money is already in the bank and ready for use.

Addam Whittington

Social Security Administration

Charleston, W.Va.


Jesus is not only a religious figure

Why should Jesus' picture be left on the walls of schools?

The answer: He is our greatest historical figure. His teachings have had the greatest influence in the governments and lives of people than any other.

Hollena B. Adkins




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