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Capitalism created its own injustices

May 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am pleased to answer Mr. Dawe’s response to my previous letter to the editor on May 20. I would respond to his points in order of appearance in his letter. First, I’m completely surprised to hear him equate socialism to atheism. I have read and studied the gospels of Jesus, and don’t recall Jesus [&hellip...

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‘Kendra’s Law’ can reduce mental illness risks

May 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Pete V. Domenici and Mary Kay Papen According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about four percent of adults in the United States — or 10 million people — have a serious mental illness that causes issues with one or more major life functions....

Taking up for senior citizens

May 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell through the years has been an inviting place to live for people in their retirement years. But this isn’t some exclusive resort community in Florida with premium amenities for the wealthier retirees. We’re a place in which older people, both rich...

ETZ Commission not suppose to make law

May 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The is in reference to an article on Saturday’s front page, “Pro-pot farm ETZ commissioners to remain in place.” For the record, the ETZ Commission is a land-use commission. It is a quasi-judicial body. The matter came before the commission as a request...

Atheists no better or worse than believers

May 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A recent letter writer headlined, “Can’t ignore the God revealed in the Bible,” which ran May 17, said, “Some of the most brutal regimes in history (China, North Korea and the former governments of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe) are/were based...

Article put face on transgender issues

May 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Brava to Aria Campos, the young woman featured in Lisa Dunlap’s article May 17. We applaud the young woman’s courage in her journey to be true to the person she is. As the article points out, the life of anyone judged to be “different” by society can...

The fable of six blind men and an elephant

May 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Perception is reality to the beholder. Good or bad, right or wrong, our perceptions control us. We make decisions based upon how we perceive things. Unfortunately, many of our perceptions are wrong. Oftentimes we become defensive of our perceptions. We are...

Men like Phinehas and what they teach us

May 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Where are men like Phinehas? More than likely, you’ve never heard of Phinehas. He’s a lesser-known figure tucked away in a lesser-known book. Many have heard about Noah or Abraham and some have read a gospel like Mark or John. But fewer have read the book...

Writers fail to see socialism’s successes

May 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read with some interest the Ralph Rivera and William Dawes letters to the editor and I must say I disagree. They denigrate socialism and use Venezuela as a punching bag. That nation has had deep political and economic problems for many years and is still...

Grad speeches should offer practical advice

May 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Articles with tips to new high school graduates appear this time of year in the RDR and many other papers around the country and I’ve always hoped that some story would center on visible tattoos and piercings as an immediate job killer. The tattooed thug on...