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April 27. 2013 11:21PM
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Writer feels Obama is ordained by God


In response to M.L Nichols’ telling us to go to the Bible for the truth instead of listening to the president, I offer this.


Romans 13:1: Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.


Therefore, everything Obama endorses is true, holy and good. He is, after all, ordained by God.


Mike Mozeleski Mountain Top

Two-party system has failed America


In view of the recent tragedy in Boston, a sad day for all of us who love America and her people, the liberals in charge of our government “still don’t get it.” It’s not the restrictions we place on certain hardware, such as guns and firearms, but a closer, more careful look at who we allow in our country. The Boston tragedy was only partially linked to guns, but the main weapon wasn’t a non-conventional weapon at all; a pressure cooker, which has the initial known capability of cooking.


My main point in this letter: These two suspects were already on an FBI list of possible terrorists, and were not investigated closely enough, prior to this incident.


Yes, they were American citizens, but slipped through the cracks of screening.


Ask yourself this, out of the 11,000,000 illegal immigrants who are allowed to remain on American soil, what are the odds that one of them will try something dangerous to America in the near future? Maybe the overwhelming majority are good people who just came to America for a better life, but how can they be screened and processed if they sneak over the border?


If you can’t obey our national laws in the first place, my answer to this problem is that they be deported.


Obama, the liberals in Congress and the liberal media press need to put our national security above politics.


Keep your eyes on the 2016 presidential primary in New Hampshire; there is a pro-America Independent ready to surface. The Republicans and Democrats have both failed America! Someone has to protect our Second Amendment rights.


The two-party system has failed America, and has catered to the lobbyists who finance their bloated war chests.


John C. Cordora

Luzerne

Reader disputes abortion trial letter


As the website Snopes.com proves, there are many urban legends, i.e. nontruths, available for people to gullibly swallow then regurgitate without checking out the facts. The recent letter to the editor from Ken Skuba of Sugarloaf is proof.


Skuba claims there has been a lack of media scrutiny regarding Dr. Kermit Gosnell. My Internet search revealed more than 50 pages of links regarding Dr. Gosnell’s trial and the initial arrest more than two years ago. Skuba claims that the Planned Parenthood office in Wilmington, Del., is a similar “house of horrors.”


Yet the only sources I could find to support this claim were all pro-life sites. Planned Parenthood of Delaware officials say they welcome the review and have made personnel changes. Skuba claims that five patients at the clinic have been rushed to emergency rooms following botched abortions. However, articles listed two incidences of ambulances being called, one for a woman who was having difficulty breathing, the second for a woman suffering heavy bleeding — then the article (from a prolife source) mocks the facility for contacting outside medical personnel, suggesting the women should have been treated by the Planned Parenthood staff.


Skuba also claims that the facility is closed. This is not true: they have discontinued surgical abortions but outpatient medical abortions continue. Skuba denounces Dr. Gosnell’s clinic as a tragedy. On this, we agree: prochoice supporters are appalled by the conditions of this facility too.


However, we recognize that if abortion does become illegal, these hidden, uninspected facilities are where desperate woman will be turning to terminate their pregnancies.


Check for yourself: http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/gosnell.asp


Heather H. Ruseskas

Plymouth

Virgin Mary play is contrary to Bible


In response to your Sunday April 21 story “Unholy outcry over depiction of Virgin Mary,” the day after your publication there was a holy outcry by the faithful of our area who traveled to a New York City theater. Some 80 percent of Americans are Christian (according to an ABC poll,) and most would find it offensive to read of the glorification of this play, “Testament of Mary” and its actress.


This so called “expression of art” depicts blasphemy by the lack of reverence for a religious deity or holy person. This play is totally contrary to the New Testament of the Bible.


Advertising for the play states “The truth should be spoken at least once in the world.” The truth was spoken by Jesus Christ more than 2000 years ago and can be found in the New Testament as written by witnesses to his life and his holy mother’s.


Believers of this day and age still stand up for the truth by protesting and praying where distortion and deception occur.


No doubt such religious insults would never reach Broadway if it were about a faith other than Christianity.


Nancy Restaino

Shavertown




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