candidate in history.
Eleanor J. Michon
Faith goes beyond
great nation's founding
We each have a faith of sorts that might belie our national
heritage while forming a part of our individual character.
While America was greatly founded through the religious faith of
those who sought a new and freer way to live, they also had a kind of
faith that it would last for the families that followed. While they
openly thanked their God for the bounty that this new land soon
provided, they also had a faith in each other and for the future of a
Those that followed saw that it also took hard work and continued
faith that America would survive the onslaught of doomsayers and
disbelievers in this land of new rights that were ultimately wrested
from those who would still be kings and despots. The fathers of the
Constitution, guns in hand, then codified these natural rights into a
living document for the future of America's people.
Today, there are many kinds of faith and beliefs that even
unknowingly encompass those core values in America's beginnings.
Many people have a kind of overriding faith that the past and
future of America is well in hand. Whether or not each person in this
nation now openly practices a religious faith in a supreme being or a
faith of another kind in some patriotic way, it remains a right and
protected individual freedom.
Those faiths that appear conflicting are in reality of the same
beginning, and can't -- shouldn't -- be denied or extracted by some
political dogma that would eliminate from our government buildings
and learning institutions those religious symbols and teachings that
confess to the evidence of that true history.
Richard M. Holbrook
City already has enough leaders without full timers
In response to Mayor Bob Yousefian's suggestion of a full-time
City Council, it is not needed. The City Council is only supposed to
be an advisory board for the city manager. We have enough politicians
running our lives now, we don't need five more.
Doris and Dorothy Dash