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28 May 2010

Founders far more insightful

The Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 4: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature, cannot be convened), against domestic Violence."

I suggest that many citizens of Arizona believe they are being invaded, and from news reports there is ample cause to believe alien violence abounds, directly attributable to a constant influx of non-U.S. citizens ( illegal aliens).

It is absolutely astounding how insightful our founders were, while our current leaders have such shallow regard and respect for our own citizenry.

May I suggest that all Americans buy what they can from the state of Arizona, in an attempt to offset the lunacy of those states with holier-than-thou attitudes. Border Americans are currently suffering the results of unresponsive Washington politicians, who obviously believe the rights of Americans are less important than those of foreign lawbreakers.

West Marcus
May 25, 2010

Why even involve government?

I have no problem with a national day of prayer. I don't think anyone needs my affirmation, nor have they asked for it. I would oppose an official congressional day.

I have been listening and reading about some of the opposing points of view concerning the idea. It had dawned upon me that currently there are probably more Christian-type religions practiced in the USA than others, but others are growing in number.

Our government maintains extensive legal rules and laws to prevent racial profiling, but thinks nothing apparently of lifting one religion above another. I can already hear the arguments of why there should be one, so spare me.

If there is an official day of prayer, what does that tell other religions? I don't see any reason for the government to even be concerned. Just look how long it took to elect a Catholic president and to have a Jew on the Supreme Court, much less a black to the highest office, whose religious affiliation is regularly challenged.

We know followers of some religions are willing to die for their beliefs, and they aren't all Christian. Some religions have mandatory prayer every day. Maybe Congress can just pass a law that everyone has to pray every day. About what can be optional.

West Marcus
May 15, 2010

Real friendship disregards race

I enjoyed Craig Cornwell's Alabama Voices column "City as classroom," regarding geriatric Australian tourists with Friendship Force International.

I think that all Caucasians have at one time or another have uttered the statement "I have a black friend." He mentioned that he is a " boycott baby" of the 1950s civil rights era, so he did not experience some of the truly segregated laws and mores of the past centuries.

He quotes a retired black judge, who suggests people should "get past manufactured integration exercises" and just be friends. I hope the Australian visitors learned what Montgomery is like, which is probably a lot like all cities. I certainly would enjoy a trip to Australia to learn about the division of the cities and the Outback.

I hope the travelers learned that Montgomery is a progressive, friendly place to live, and plagued by the same social problems that are worldwide.

The retired judge makes a significant point concerning relationships, as does Mr. Cornwell about the Australian request to be hosted by African-Americans. May I suggest to them that many of us have overcome ethnic bias and bigotry. Many people of color actually have Caucasian friends, with whom they are not ashamed to associate. I personally have several friends who have tolerated me for decades. That is why they are friends. I have always thought that is what friendship means.

G'day, visitors, and safe travels. Godspeed.

West Marcus
May 10, 2010

Public salaries hardly secret

A recent letter to the Advertiser said the writer was appalled that school system employees' names, positions and salaries were printed in a news article. The writer said it was "disrespectful" to the whole system and the Advertiser owes an apology to Montgomery Public Schools.

I'm a retired teacher. I do not understand the outrage manifested by the writer. I was paid with tax monies for 33 years. The salary was no secret.

West Marcus