Editorials

Letter to the Editor: Thank You Veterans

Veterans

Dear Veterans,

Thank you for your service! I am so thankful that you would risk your life for mine and many others. You had to give up your family to help protect our country. It makes me sick to see the Americans who step on the flag or even worse burn the flag. Also the people who kneeled for the national anthem. It is disgraceful to watch. The people who do that should be ashamed of themselves. The only thing that makes America great is having people willing to sacrifice everything to help protect our country. Thanks again for your service.

Patriotism for our America

by Caitlyn Deam, 10th grade student

The Avenue in the Rain by Frederick Childe Hassam 1917

Patriotism is defined as having respect, loyalty, a sense of dignity, pride, and most importantly, love towards your country. The United States of America is home to hundreds of millions of people, each with a unique cultural background. While we share different ancestors, ethnicities, and genetics, we all have one crucial factor in common; we all live in the United States of America. America is a country containing many immigrants and people who have come seeking a better life and more opportunity for themselves and their family.

With age there is opportunity for wisdom even in our culture

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Throughout the modern western world youth is worshipped. They are perceived as carefree, smart and high-energy explorers of the world. The majority of them are praised for their naturally cute actions and ability to absorb incredible amounts of information. Their youthful appearance with flawlessly smooth skin is the ultimate example of health and beauty.

Letter to the Editor in Regards to Moton Elementary

Sir,

I just finished reading your story "Teachers at Moton express concern" and truly find the comments made by both Gus Guadagnino and Lori Romano to be incredulous.

For the Superintendent to say she had felt blindsided about the truth is perplexing. Dr. Romano started many of the issues at Moton by denying requests from 2 former Principals asking for additional resources. One Principal, Mark Griffith, was removed in March 2016 as part of an investigation that surely appears to have been a witch hunt.

All of us are impacted by the blurring of what is proper and mannerly

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Dr. Domenick Maglio

We are living in an anything-goes era. Doing “your own thing” has become a basic tenet of our modern culture. Instead of conversing with each other at dinner family members get on their phone to communicate with someone else or play games. Everyone seems to want to appear to be youthful at all costs including massive cosmetic surgery. Teenagers dress like adults and adults dress like adolescents. Our language no longer follows grammatical rules, vocabulary is shrinking as the f-bomb is constantly used as an adjective and people do not follow logical thinking.

Revisionist history does not change the facts or reality

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School in Spring Hill, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Political polls and “fact checkers” can manipulate the data to get the results they prefer. The subjective questions, order and political leanings of the pollsters can influence the polls. This can explain the discrepancy often found in the actual results or the poll predictions. The “fact checkers” often arbitrarily decide what is true or not.

Letter to the Editor: Immature Press

by Melanie Pevensie

The press is like my sister's kindergarten class.They are like little kids teasing the candidate about immature things. If you do one thing wrong you're all over TV. For instance, Donald Trump sniffing at the debate. Big deal everyone gets nervous and does awkward things. They make fun of his hair. During the debate they made fun of Hillary and Donald. Wow I can not believe how immature people can be. Even my sixth grade class does better than that. Sometimes they don’t even give us the real news. Here are some attacks:

Letter to the Editor: County Budget

It was great to see the county commissioners held the line on the significant budget increase requested by the sheriff and to a lessor degree other segments of government. I don't mean to imply that some of these requests were not needed (but) I think all governments should seriously consider the impact their decisions have on the citizens they govern. Sure county and city employees could use a raise, maybe even deserve one, agency heads always need more workers but look at who is providing the necessary funding.

Selective freedom of speech is not constitutional

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School in Spring Hill, FL, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Everyone should be able to freely speak without fear of prosecution. When the power elites select words and an agenda that is admissible or not to be spoken we have thought control. This leads down a path towards totalitarianism.

Letter to the Editor: You do not have to watch the NFL

Bob Leeman

The NFL players that choose to sit during the National Anthem are protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution from being arrested. I have not heard anyone call for the players that choose to protest the National Anthem to be arrested. However, The First Amendment does not protect the players from the NFL, a corporation.

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