Letters to the editor: Ruling tramples on Constitution

The left-leaning U.S. Supreme Court has once again trampled on the U.S. Constitution.

Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor, acting in her capacity as circuit justice for the 10th Circuit, issued her opinion denying the injunction suit filed by Hobby Lobby.

The suit requested an injunction to block the implementation of Obama-care's unconstitutional mandate forcing employers to provide coverage of abortion-inducing drugs to employees through their company-provided health insurance coverage.

The ownership group of the Hobby Lobby chain of stores is a Christian family with strongly held Christian beliefs. This opinion is in direct conflict with their faith as well as the U.S. Constitution, namely the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom.

The family has stated it will not comply and is facing fines of $1.3 million per day, starting Jan 1, until they do.

This is only the beginning. The question is when will we, as Am-ericans, stand up and say enough?

The election is over, but there was no "mandate" to rip up the Consti-tution and persecute people of the Christian faith. And, have no doubt, this is religious persecution.

I urge your readers to show their support for this family and this company. They are making a stand. Will your readers?

Ronald Dickson


Shunning God has ruined nation

When I was a young child growing up in the Baby Boomer generation, Elvis was coming on the scene.

Many of our parents and grandparents said this music with the suggestive pelvis motions would be the downfall of our country. Was it? Did it contribute to the demise of our country's moral status?

Undoubtedly the answer is a yes, but what really contributed is that we invited God out of our schools and our country and even out of some of our churches.

At least Elvis announced regularly there was only one king and that was Jesus Christ.

We choose political correctness over what is right in almost everything because we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

I have something to tell you. Congress is hurting my feelings.

Where is the statesmanship that should go with the job? How dare you vote a raise for yourselves while most of the common people suffer?

I have an idea: Why not elect all women?

Women already know how to live on a budget. Women settle disagreements without testosterone getting in the way. And most of the women I have met are behind the scenes preparing the way so I can look and remain patriotic.

Think about it. What we have isn't working!

My wife and I raised three daughters and each has their own amount of a rare commodity (common sense).

We certainly have nothing to lose. This letter was spurred by my 12-year-old granddaughter listening to a song by The Band Perry titled "Better Dig Two."

It seems to me to have more morals than what we listened to growing up.

Don Reid


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