Political correctness not the Boy Scout way and other letters to the editors

Political correctness not the Boy Scout way and other letters to the editors

February 25th, 2013 in Opinion Letters

Political correctness not the Boy Scout way

The greatest nation in the world is slowly, methodically and deliberately destroying itself from within, all under the guise of being politically correct! We have now legalized the murder of millions of babies and are legalizing same-sex marriage.

The nation has become so apathetic that the people stand by and watch the removal of Bibles and prayer from our schools, the weakening of our military and the slow destruction of one of our greatest organizations, the Boy Scouts of America.

As a Scout and later a Scout master, I was taught the Scout oath, it is an follows: "On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and country and to obey the Scout law, to help other people at all times, to keep my self physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight." This Scout oath is an excellent guide for all of us to follow.

Let us stand up and support the Boy Scouts as they struggle to keep the organization morally straight. Allowing homosexuals to join the Scouts would be a complete departure from the founding principles of the Boy Scouts.

GENE O. WAGNER SR., Rossville


Liberals want to eliminate opposition

I see cartoonist Clay Bennett is showing his true liberal colors again. The showing of a cellphone with all the apps being conservative -- implying they should all be removed, to be more to the point -- nothing remotely conservative should exist.

This is typical left-wing, liberal thinking at its best -- eliminate or trash anything or anyone that disagrees with the liberal socialist agenda.

Liberals just can't seem to understand theirs is not the only opinion -- or agenda that is protected by our First Amendment.

As a conservative, I do not believe your liberal opinion should be silenced. I may not always agree with you, but you still have the constitutionally protected right to express yourself.

Just remember, if our Constitution is ever totally eradicated your right to free speech will disappear, also. Every day I feel our government is heading in that direction: More government means fewer personal freedoms. Wake up America, before it's too late.

PHILIP D. WILKERSON, Hixson


Tuder's fresh ideas would be asset to city

I always have believed that principles should prevail over politics. For this reason, I believe that Roger Tuder is the only choice for District 2 City Council. Roger is a person of high standards and life decisions that are actions of principles over politics, not just political rhetoric.

I have sought Roger's advice many times especially when I was thinking of running for mayor. Roger's institutional knowledge of city government, and his pragmatic business approach are hard to find. The public certainly understands that common sense and a business approach greatly benefit the city, considering the current state of affairs.

Roger Tuder is a family man married for 40 years, served his country in the Army, and was entrusted with substantial financial decisions in the banking industry throughout his career.

When I was appointed to serve as Parks and Recreation director, I discovered numerous needs that were ignored, while wasteful pursuits were funded. The city needs an elected leadership with fresh ideas and a common-sense spending approach, given the current bond debt and desire of the public for tax dollars to be used effectively and efficiently.

Please vote for Roger Tuder, District 2 City Council on March 5.

ROB HEALY


McCullough is man of integrity, character

I recommend a vote for Tom McCullough for the Chattanooga City Council, District 1. He is a positive thinker, thorough when making decisions and dedicated to tasks undertaken. He will carry forward his proven philosophy and represent his district well.

Having taught at Hixson High School when he was principal, I know of his character, integrity and ability to work with all people. We are fortunate to have a person of his ability who wants to continue serving his community.

SUE SMARTT, Signal Mountain