Letters to the editor for Thursday, July 4, 2013
July 4, 2013
Disgusting black-and-white stamp an affront to patriotism
On Saturday morning, I went to the main Post Office on Roop to buy stamps. Not realizing it didn't open until 10 a.m., I used the stamp vending machine in the lobby. The photos shown of the various stamps offered were in black and white, but I had no idea that I wouldn't be getting the regularly issued red, white and blue American flag stamps. I was shocked to see I had purchased $9.20 worth of stamps that were all black American flags.
On Monday, I went back to the main Post Office to return the stamps for the real flag stamps and was told they had no "accountability" with the vending machine stamps and they couldn't be returned. There is no way I would ever want to be associated with such an un-American stamp, even to pay bills. No wonder the Post Office is in such trouble if they have people in charge that would approve anything this disgusting.
Betty Ann Estes
A perfect world would be filled with straight shooters
Around the year 1935, I was 10 years old. A full-page ad appeared in a local newspaper. It was a simple ad showing a man teaching his young son the proper use of a rifle! The caption was brief. It read: "To ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth. These were the ancient laws of youth! Though times have changed and years are gone, these laws still stand, my little son!"
The phrase "to shoot straight" applies not only to firearms, but also to how you conduct your daily life in relations with others! What a truly great nation this could be if all our leaders, on both sides, from the top down, would learn to "shoot straight" and to "speak the truth!"