Don’t deny the past

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 17, 2010

The first letter in your Jan. 10 edition was from Ron Burch who speaks of those who are not standing up against the apologizers for the misbehavings in our nation’s past. He says he is a Christian. My question is, doesn’t the Bible teach us to confess our faults?

Of the leaders of the Tea Party and their supporters, how many of them who proclaim their great love for this country and their great patriotism actually enlisted into the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines during a time of war? Thanks to the new rules, it is not too late for a lot of them to enlist and rush off to Iraq and Afghanistan. It is so easy to support a war that you refuse to fight in. 

Denying the misdeeds of our past will not make them not have happened, no matter how tight we close our eyes to them.

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Regarding another letter, as much as I want to apologize for the sins committed against Aaron Stachovak’s brother during his visit to Vicksburg, Mr. Burch would probably burn a cross or something in our neighborhood if I do. Still he has to be told that Vicksburg has a lot of good citizens and a good mayor and that we do not support any type of crime.

With the grace of God, over the next four years we will prove it to Mr. Stachovak and his family. I hope he changes his mind and visits us and sees our good side and great citizens. If he comes, I will personally invite him to my church.

God Bless America!

Rudy Smith