Openline: Christmas stories highlighted spirit of the season
January 9, 2012 6:12PM
Updated: February 11, 2012 8:08AM
What a joy it was to read the Christmas issue of The Herald-News. Many articles were concerning good deeds that people did for people in need. All these stories about the true meaning of the season, helping others who are in need. Thank you for sharing these stories.
David Marco, Joliet
Fair tax isn’t fair
This is in response to Carole Schneider’s Dec. 23 OpenLine comments on so-called fair tax. The fair tax is not fair. It is another gimmick that conservatives cooked up to shift the federal tax burden onto the backs of the working and middle classes and by doing so present the wealthy with yet another tax cut.
Louis Lagger, Joliet
More than religion?
Loretta Demoss politely told Chris Armano that there’s more to life than his religious viewpoints. I grew up in a Bible-thumping, lily-white county. There were so many types of Baptists I couldn’t keep them straight. Your job and social position often depended on which Baptist church you belonged. I now have friends in about all the world’s religions because I was raised not to care as long as they didn’t criticize other religions or to try to push religion on me. Incidentally, Loretta, astronomers have looked 14 billion light years to the edge of the visible universe and have not seen any image of men.
Chuck Johnson, Morris
Peace as a family value
The party of family values has decided to scrap basic values for a no-holds-barred politicking. Family values are much too tame for Republican candidates. What family values do they really believe in? Maybe they should try Democrat values like helping the poor, taking care of seniors and nurture and educate children. How about believing in peace on earth, seeking peace with other countries by communication and basic love thy neighbor.
Fran Fallon, Lockport
Done With Drugs success
Our fourth annual Done With Drugs Foundation Christmas party was a success. I want to thank all the participants and for everyone having a joyful time.
Michael Pinnick, Joliet