Letters, Oct. 10, 2019

Oct 10, 2019

Only one way to peace

Everyone wants peace and has their own thoughts on what to do or not to do to attain it. Because they haven't yet found that peace within themselves, they look to find someone or something to blame instead of looking inside themselves. They have no solution because they haven't yet come to the conclusion that man cannon solve man's own problems.

Yet certain ones persist in trying to convince us it can be done if only — if only we weren't so blessed, we're too rich (so tear this country apart and distribute the wealth). If only we weren't such an arrogant country, refusing to consider the lives of people outside our borders. Really? Who has done more than Americans in helping others? We are a very loving, kind and generous people.

With this president, we are now a respected nation again. And we are happy. As the saying goes: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." That's in Proverbs 29:2.

There is only one way to peace. We are told to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, because there will be no peace on earth until there is peace in Jerusalem, God's Holy City, which happens to be the center of the earth.

Jesus wept over Jerusalem as we read in Luke 19:41-44 all these terrible things happening to them because they didn't recognize the time of His visitation. They missed it. Does that at all sound familiar? Ugh! Pray, people, pray! for Jerusalem. Jesus made it so easy for us.

As John the apostle of love put it before he left: "If you will love one another that will be enough."

Ruth Treworgy

Knox

Only for the money

It is indeed amusing to read in The Republican Journal about the attorney for Richard and Janet Eckrote whining that Jeffrey Mabee and Judith Grace are suing to defend their land "only for the money."  And why are the Eckrotes asserting ownership of the same land? Is it not for money? Or are they doing it for the joy of having 7.7 million gallons of effluent and 1,600 pounds of nitrogen dumped in their front yard every day by Nordic Aquafarms?

And why, for that matter, is Nordic Aquafarms in all of this? For the pleasure of polluting Belfast Bay? For the honor of clearcutting and paving over dozens of acres of the beautiful, carbon-sequestering Belfast woods?  For the thrill of devouring 630 million gallons per year of precious fresh water from our watershed and aquifer? For the delight of degrading the Little River Trail? For the privilege of giving their product away to food banks and soup kitchens? Or for the money?

Lawrence Reichard

Orland

Presidential politics, unfortunately

The president actually thinks he is above the law.

Everyone can see it, it's no secret. The senators and representatives see it, it's right out in the open.

The framers of the Constitution foresaw the danger of a self-dealing president, so they included impeachment.

Question is:

Will the senators care for our Constitution, or for themselves, with misplaced loyalty?

Someone said you can always find a new job, but a new soul, that's not so easy.

Andrew Hoglund

Thorndike

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