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Letters to the editor, December 21

Time to celebrate

This a wonderful time of the year when we celebrate that, “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

The point should be mentioned; if we are just evolved animals, then there is no reason to rejoice, but only to continue the search for more self-gratification before we pass away like every other animal.

Also, when hard times come up on us, we do not rehearse Darwin’s theory or ask for healing from Friedrich Nietzsche.

People pray to God and ask for guidance and give thanks for our Savior Jesus Christ, who tells us, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” John 14:6.

All glory to God.

It is the season when we give thanks — merry Christmas.

Eric Mach,




Important decisions

Having no desire to drive off a so-called “fiscal cliff,” perhaps we should make sure that neither a congressman nor Paul Krugman is driving.

Apparently, now the big hassle in Congress is over two previous laws (tax reduction and spending, which are due to expire) and if the matter isn’t resolved soon, we will all drive off the fiscal cliff.

The media loves this nonsense. However, Congress should stop bickering and rescind or re-enact these laws and move on.

The really big cliff is our troubled economy in a world fast becoming industrialized, overpopulated and with terrorists andmany foreign leaders who would like to see our downfall. Going over the big cliff — the failure of our economy and nation — seems real enough.

It could happen slowly, over the next 50 years perhaps, and it might come this way: the dollar could become devalued, including an enormous national debt, we would lose much foreign trade and our population would continue to grow unchecked, ensuring serious inflation and unemployment, with no remedy.

So the economic decisions our presidents and Congress make over the next few years — and the moral leadership displayed by our leaders and ourselves — may be more important to the survival of our nation than at any other time in our history.

As JFK said: “Think not of what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” (and for your fellow countrymen and women and particularly for our troops on foreign soil).

H.L. Hall,