The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 31, 1998 · Page 5
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 5

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, May 31, 1998
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THE SALINA JOURNAL LETTERS TO THE JOURNAL SUNDAY, MAY 31, 1998 AjJ« Stand up for our Constitutional rights •he first 10 amendments to the Constitution are unalienable rights given by and acknowledged by the »fjJuhding fathers of this nation jpl guaranteed by the Constitu- tirjfh they created. Our forefathers knew from previous experience with tyrannical government that the Constitution had to be such that the people had the right to compel the government to stay within the constitutional limits. ... When the Supreme Court held that the separation of church and State meant that God could no longer be a major factor in our Schools, or our government, that .churches were not to speak of im- imiQral corruption hi our government or they would lose their tax exempt status, we lost our path to "Continue freedom. And if we have rnfpod to turn to, as many claim, ui£n we also have no claim to the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. Many judges and bureaucrats believe by giving up our rights we will have a more orderly society. So if you give up all your rights we will live in a perfect society. The Declaration of Independence gives the people the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. So how wrong is the Supreme Court? If you have the right to life, that surely means you cannot abort a baby just because he can't cry out from the womb. If the Constitution granted you a right to self defense, a right to protect your family and home, a right to throw out a despotic government — not only the right, but also an obligation to do so — and the founding fathers felt the only way you coukLdo so would be to be armed. This is why they thought 'thai the Second Amendment was 'sp"important. "'' Now our president is working 'very hard to deny both these rights. But the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and all the laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void. .When rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be ho rule making or legislation which would abrogate them. ; George Washington said, "Gov' ernment is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is a force like fire and it is a dangerous servant and a fear- .ful master." And I think we should 'all consider the words of Smoky 'the Bear, "Only you can prevent a •forest fire." . — JACKSELBE : '" Lucas Lottery fever is a national disgrace !'The recent record Powerball •j'ackpot lottery that was .hyped by the news media is a disgrace to American social values. ' People were buying lottery tickets for an 80.1 million to 1 chance •to win the big money of $195 million. The frenzy of buying included one person spending $600 on 'chances and even some people going across state lines to try their 'luck on winning the big prize. In I Timothy 6:10, "For the love •of'money is the root of all evil; Which while some coveted pieced 'themselves through with many sorrows." The next verse states, "that the man of God should flee these things and follow after righteousness." The dreams and chances for riches is a part of the American materialistic society. Do we think of all the misery and heartaches that it brings on the families that lost money through the slick sales pitch by the lottery? That money could have been used at our local businesses for food, clothing, shelter and other needed items for the families. Matthew 16:26, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul." Each person needs to evaluate one's priorities and working ethics, otherwise greed will ruin one's soul. — ELDON K. NOEL Abilene WCW show a sellout in more ways than one Where's Goldberg?? Where's Goldberg?? That was the phrase that was ringing in my ears all night long following the return of the WCW to Salina's Bicentennial Center after a five-year absence. This letter is in response to the article that appeared the Sunday following the event. I don't think Hulk Hogan or Macho Man Randy Savage could've written a better article promoting the WCW and NWO. The article was a big piece of fluff. There was no mention that there was no pyro, no video screens, they had to use the BiCenter's old sound system, the show was barely two hours long, not to mention that seven of the original wrestlers did not show up at all. It's a shame that a town like Salina would sell out a venue in four hours and the WCW would bring in this kind of show. Dan England should've covered different sides of the story instead of taking cheap shots at KY94. I was one of the lucky people to be sitting in the front row and I even had a hard time watching the show, because there were only four dim lights just over the cen- ter of the ring. Maybe I was expecting too much. I could live without the py- ro and special effects, but not the talent. Why was Goldberg not here? He was in Wichita the day after. Why was Lex Luger not here? He was in Omaha the night before. I know that Salina got the Giant. That was cool, but that doesn't make up for Goldberg, Luger, Steve McMichael, Ray Traylor a.k.a. The Big Boss Man, and the Steiner Brothers not showing up. Buff Bagwell didn't show up due to a serious injury. The Giant match only lasted about five minutes. Kansas City got all of these wrestlers three days later because it was a TV taping. I know that the fine print says "Card Subject To Change" but this is ridiculous! I don't think the show was so bad as to warrant a complete refund, but it would've been nice to GRAND OPENING! 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