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Evolution supporters grasping at straws

THE DECATUR DAILY:

It is interesting that the judges in Cobb County, Ga., ruled that the disclaimer in the science books "unconstitutionally endorses religion" since it doesn't even hint at religion.

It is obvious that those who promote the theory of evolution realize it is false. For that reason, they don't want it to be subjected to any kind of investigation or examination. They even try to dignify it by calling it "science."

The 40th chapter of Isaiah teaches in verse 22 that the earth is round. So why don't they teach that it is flat since they don't want to "endorse religion"? They would also need to legalize murder, theft and perjury, since the Bible condemns, all three, if they don't want to "endorse religion."

But such is the hypocrisy of it all.

Don Gregg

Athens

Dems need to face reality in Iraq, elections

THE DECATUR DAILY:

One gigantic step for democracy and one convincing blow against terrorism. The Iraqi people had elections as scheduled. With the help of U.S. and coalition forces, they cast their votes for the first time in 50 years.

"We broke a barrier of fear," said an election official. Meanwhile, back on the homefront, Ted Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi and the thoroughly beaten John Kerry grimaced. They grimaced because of the fact that this "wrong war at the wrong time" has proven that any people willing to fight for freedom and liberation can obtain it. Sen. Kennedy undermined the war in Afghanistan and Iraq as soon as our troops landed there. His agenda was and is hatred for President Bush. It overrode common sense. You get the bad guys before they get you.

Babbling Ted couldn't give a rip about our troops and freedom for the Iraqi people. Sen. Kerry is showing up on news programs, acting like he's the president and still seeking global approval. His claim that we're less safe now than four years ago is totally bogus.

We haven't been attacked on these shores since the president declared war. Mr. Kerry, the last time I looked, lost the election by nearly 4 million votes. He is not the president.

Is it any wonder that many Democrats have dissociated from the above mentioned? They know losers when they see them. The road to providence is rocky, but gradually it leads to freedom.

Jimmy Robinson

Hartselle

Commandments keep God in our thoughts

THE DECATUR DAILY:

I couldn't help but respond to Pastor Evans' cloumn that was printed recently. I agree with him about few things. It doesn't make one a Christian just because he displays the Ten Commandments on his wall. However, I think maybe we should look at it from this point: It is about keeping God in the public's eye. We must give our Founding Fathers credit for that idea, which is my point. If someone goes around and sees ad after ad after ad about cigarettes and condoms, what would that person be constantly thinking about? If one sees the Ten Commandments displayed, I can assure you that he will be thinking about what God expects of us. Maybe that was one reason that God had Moses put the Ten Commandments on a tablet in the first place.

I cannot help but think that Pastor Evans is trying to make Judge Roy Moore look like he "talks the talk" but doesn't "walk the walk." Reading between the lines, I also get the feeling that Pastor Evans wants everyone to think that Judge Moore is a country bumpkin. Why do you think people in other states think this about us in the first place?

It is because our own put those ideas in their heads, and you know how easy it is to make people believe anything you tell them!

I applaud Judge Moore for standing up for what is right. If we leave it up to some (and you know who I am talking about) to make our decisions, you will live to see the day that "In God We Trust" will be changed on our dollar bill to say "Trust Thyself."

Peggy Deal

Dothan

Develop Wallace land; build an overpass

THE DECATUR DAILY:

Maybe it's just me, but while reading the Jan. 22 DAILY, I got the impression there's no original thought left with politicians.

First, we find plans for the Wallace Center have been called off. This facility has been sitting vacant for too long. Why not turn it into a commercial zone, especially since we know Target wants to locate in the city?

The city could develop a plan to demolish a few of the buildings and turn the rest into small shops of some nature. Target should be quite happy to be surrounded by a number of small shops developed to attract business from those Cullman residents who make daily trips into Decatur.

I also noticed a couple of letters from concerned citizens about future development. One viewed the private development of Point Mallard as a bad deal and the other viewed further development of the Beltline as a non-solution to the traffic problem. Both are reasonable views, in my opinion.

With an overpass installed at Alabama 67 and U.S. 31, and progress directed to the south of town, Decatur could solve a number of its problems. The Beltline business district has about exhausted any further development.

In addition to reading the paper, I also watch TV. Saturday night, some cowboys were astride some twisting bulls. This led me to remember a couple of other articles concerning road construction.

When it comes to representatives, I thought to myself, the bull just keeps going round and round.

Karl Dunlap

Falkville

To avoid woes, call police when car stalls

THE DECATUR DAILY:

I wonder if the lady who complained about her car being towed (Letters, Feb. 6) took into consideration that her car was a traffic hazard, or else it would not have been towed. Second, she mentioned going to call her husband. Apparently, she did not call the police to report that her car was disabled. This would have helped. If, as it appears, she lives out of town, who were the police supposed to call about the car?

I do know that the police keep a log of towed cars. They towed mine once. I do not expect an officer at the beginning of his shift to drive to the Police Department to "log" in a towed car, when that officer has calls to answer.

I noticed that she went to the Police Department, but did she call back later, perhaps at the end of the officer's shift? I too left my broken-down car and did not call the police. The officer later advised me that the call, and waiting for a tow truck, tied him up for almost 50 minutes. He had to write a report and log in the car, in the department's tow-in log.

Had I called the Police Department, he pointed out, they would have worked with me. I didn't know that their policy is to call your home first, before they tow. It was my fault for not calling the police and for leaving my car in the road when it broke down; not the department's.

Don Jacobs

Hartselle

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