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Monday, April 29, 2013
I want to thank God and every U.S. senator who voted down the unconstitutional and uncalled for arms restriction bills. I also thank our Founding Fathers for giving us freedom and our constitutional republic.
Read about the constitutional republic that has guided us, the greatest country in the world, for all of your lives. This is the document that promises you life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Congress cannot pass a bill that changes our Constitution. Congress can offer an amendment that must be passed by a vast majority of states before becoming law.
Maybe you would like to vote away other people’s rights. Maybe you would like to vote away other’s freedoms. Thank God you cannot. And thank God I can’t, either.
I am proud of our senators who voted against these bills. I am ashamed of our state’s senators for voting yes.
Emotionally needy people lash out
In light of recent tragedies and horrific crimes, I believe our society has become so easily influenced, and people find more and more that they have a need to be accepted in some way.
Being incarcerated, I deal with a multitude of people daily who come from many walks of life and even more faiths and different beliefs — from all the gangs to the ones of different faith and those who find themselves saying they just do not believe in anything.
However, one thing is common: Everybody in some way, inside or out, wants to be accepted in one way or another. If, over time, people do not find this, they do things or lash out to be acknowledged or accepted, sometimes resulting in acts that leave them dead and many others taken from society. But for a short period, they feel some type of power that they craved so badly that they went to the point of no return.
In this saddened society, that leaves the question I ask: Is there ever a chance that the power of love takes over the love of power?
God bless all who have suffered or may be suffering.
Bland Correctional Center
There’d be a fight for gun rights
I beg to disagree with David A. De Wolf (“Sweep NRA lackeys out of office,” April 22 letter) when he proposed to vote out of office any congressman or senator who understands and agrees with the National Rifle Association in 2014.
The NRA is acting as our protector to allow us to protect ourselves from the bad guys. When attacks are made by disturbed people, they want attention and to make a name for themselves. The media don’t have the backbone to find a reason, so they harp on the gun issue.
The media are well aware that any gun can be bought illegally from cartels in Mexico or elsewhere.
Our Constitution was written to ensure future generations will be able to protect themselves.
If and when people believe it is to be taken away from us, we will experience one of the largest bloodbaths in history. I believe this will come to pass.
By the way, I resent NRA people being called lackeys.
Give Bailey the GOP nod in Hollins
Mike Bailey won an endorsement from the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee in his bid to be a GOP nominee for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
They saw what we already know about him, that he is a reasonable, cautious and caring man. Bailey will bring conservative values and business experience to represent the Hollins area. He is the kind of person who builds people up, rather than tear them down.
Visit his web page at electmikebailey.com and you will learn about a man who believes in small, limited government that supports free enterprise and protects personal freedom and property rights.
He and his wife, Denise, live in the Hollins District. He is a father, grandfather and successful businessman. He knows the community, knows what it takes to run a business, and has experience to bring people together. Bailey provides the kind of leadership we need on the board.
He pledges to be the “people’s voice in government.” Please vote for Bailey in the May 11 GOP primary, to be held at the Hollins Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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