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Voice of the people

Feb. 07, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Marshall should not bypass area athletes

I cannot understand why the achievements of our local athletes from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia high schools are overlooked by Marshall University. Why recruit outside problems? Give our young athletes a chance, like years past as in the days of Cam Henderson.

Also, where is the MU baseball program? No one seems to care that MU baseball team has no home. MU baseball, a C-USA team, has to be escorted 50 miles east on I-64 to play home games. Looks like there is a space for MU baseball at 26th Street and 5th Avenue in Huntington, a place where baseball was played for over 30 years. Why not make this a home for MU baseball?

Ernest J. Earls

Proctorville, Ohio

One voice must not dictate policy

I would like to comment about, "School to Stop Leading Prayer." It is a sad day when one voice of disagreement can change everything for the whole. If memory serves me correctly, I do believe the Constitution of the United States, begins with these words, "We the People...," not we the person. One person should never be allowed to sway the direction of the many, yet we continually allow one disgruntled person to change our society. I am concerned that we have allowed political correctness to go too far. It is time for the majority to stand up and say, "Enough is enough." We should never have to apologize for speaking our opinion, yet if our opinion goes against a liberal, anti-God opinion, look out.

I don't believe the person who said she was offended over the school praying for the safety of the children is a bad person. I just don't believe her lone voice should dictate policy. As for her not wanting her children to be prayed for, that should not take away the rights of those who do. Our society seems to be concerned about those who don't want God in our public places while trampling on the rights of those who do.

I write these thoughts with no anger, animosity or ill will to those who disagree with me. I write as one who wishes to exercise my civil right to be heard as well. I also write this to encourage all who would wish to voice their concern about keeping God in our schools, neighborhoods, City Hall, and every other public place to speak out now. If only one voice is heard, that voice will dictate policy for all. That should never be in a country that started as, "We the People."

Darrell Huffman

Pastor, New Life Church

Huntington

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