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It is almost time again to start collecting for
the upcoming school year for our backpack ministry for our elementary
school students. I am so sorry that I am this late thanking
everyone for your support for the last school year. I sort of let
things go at our house, and we had to play catch-up.
To the employees of Masonite, we are forever
grateful and looking forward to the coming year. To the area
churches, individuals, other businesses and the workers who have been
so faithful to pack, kudos.
We are so grateful that school has allowed us to
implement this program. We love to see the children come out on
Friday mornings to meet the white van to help unload the bags.
We were able to help 66 students on weekends plus
snacks for all three schools. This coul not have been possible
without you as a community. We will probably start taking bags to
the school around Labor Day.
To God be the glory, and remember, folks, it
takes a village, and we have the best village in the state.
Littleville Methodist Church
I am not going to complicate this letter by
trying to explain thousands of laws of America or the Supreme Court.
We would have to attend law school to maybe understand just a few
of those laws and how the Supreme Court has made so many unspeakable
laws here in America.
In my opinion, some of their laws have helped or
may be in the process of destroying morals in America, and these rules
and changes are never explained to students in public schools as to why
these laws are passed or if they are helpful laws for the citizens of
America. As far as I know, they have not been talked about to the
students by school officials, explained that they are only laws which
need not change what you have been taught so far as your choice of
religion. Laws made by government officials. It is very
One does not really have to have attended law
school to become a Supreme Court Justice. Whoever sits on the
Supreme Court is decided politically. To impeach a Supreme Court
Justice is almost impossible. They sit for a lifetime if they
wish. That is power. The Chief Justice receives a salary of
$258,100 annually. The other eight justices average $246,800
Samuel Chase, Supreme Court Justice, was
impeached March 12, 1804, by the House of Representatives because of
arbitrary and oppressive conduct at trials. He was later
acquitted by the U.S. Senate on March 1, 1805. As far as I can
learn, Mr. Chase is the only justice ever impeached, if you can call
what happened to him impeachment.
The Supreme Court and others have given us the
legal right to terminate human life, by the millions. Also, to
ingest exactly the kind of entertainment one chooses - slasher movies,
explicit sexual movies, very sick theater which cannot be mentioned in
this letter - and then the law can say these things are not offensive
to the human spirit, not at all. Some study has decided just
that. I wonder at times what do we expect of a generation who has
been taught just that, who have cut their teeth on unmentionable
entertainment even right in their own homes. Right to do so;
I?can’t argue against that.
Now a date can mean a movie and dinner.
Human see, human do. Just say something about anything,
like that it is always “got that right.”
I understand veterans of the Iraq war are now
committing suicide at the rate of about 15 a day, partly because of the
horrific things they witnessed at war.
One written commandment of the Bible most of all
has been put aside...”Thou Shall Not Kill.” The
Supreme Court and others have said, “No, it’s alright to
kill. You have the right now. We just gave it to
you.” The definition of the word law is ‘a system of
rules that a particular community or country recognizes as regulating
the action of its members, and the state has the right to enforce those
laws by the imposition of penalties.’
I could have worked much harder on this letter -
polished it up, used prettier words. I thought better of that.
It is what it is. One can hide the dirt behind pretty words
and law. It still is what it is, as one of our presidents
learned. How can America change, I have no idea. I can see
no way because all the above is law of the land in “our”
America the Beautiful.
Nadine Hood Overstreet