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Facts not cleared up 07-01-2011

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Letter to the editor by Bill Ford

When reading the Citizen on the 17th of his month I was appalled to read the letter written by a local woman. It sounded like a one-sided missionary tall tale. I'm sure she wasn't around when the Constriction was signed anymore than I was. It sounded like a Pentecostal ranting to the nth degree. Doesn't she know we are all God’s children and as such, we are all sinners and that's why Jesus died on the cross for us. Man listen to me. I've never written a lerter about religion in my life even though my college major was Church Music Voice.

 What really put me over the top was how she criticized public schools as opposed to school vouchers. Schools do not make good children, parents make good children. So, if a child turns out bad, it's not because of their schools, it's because of the parents and only the parents. Teachers are parents as well so why pick on public schools. My sister and I went to public school, my grandchildren went to public schools and I have three doctorates in my family.

Maybe the writer is not a good parent and her children aren't doing good in school so she has to blame somebody. Remember most wars in recorded history are religious wars and vehemence such as her letter brought forth is extremely volatile. Finally, I wonder what her education level might be. I know Wendy from when I used to write the "Golf Tip of the Week" article for the Citizen, and she's a very fine lady.

 Bill Ford

Oak Run