Published: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
We are facing the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the junior high property in Connellsville.
Do you object to this? Will you allow a slim minority of people to control your rights?
Are you willing to have a minority tell you to be tolerant of their rights while they trample your rights? Will we remain silent until it's too late, then react with disbelief and groaning?
This issue appears to have greater ramifications than just the removal of a monument, although that in itself should be reason enough for local citizens to get involved. Issues like this are taking place throughout our country and are chipping away at the very foundation of our constitutional rights.
The people bringing this action to Connellsville are depending on the majority of us to do what the majority has done before — do a little complaining, grumble among ourselves and then let it happen.
Let's surprise them!
Get involved while there is time. Display a sign in your yard; buy a shirt supporting the cause; attend the rallies and school board meetings. Write a letter or postcard to the newspaper, the school board, local officials and judges.
If you attend church, get your congregation and minister involved. Our church community could lead the way in this.
Also, community leaders are working to promote Connellsville. Have them promote this issue and Connellsville will receive media attention. I have enough faith that the attention received will be positive for our cause.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Hunt where the deer are
- Handled it well
- Harming, not improving
- Us & them
- Name game
- Democratic Party’s union wing
- ACA deserves support
- Remember Pearl Harbor
- About time for Gilpin