Did Chen come to wrong country?
Message: Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng was in detention in China for following his conscience and objecting to the government policy on the preservation of life.
He escaped and, with the help of other believers, traveled 300 miles to an embassy representing the highest form of liberty he knew – the United States embassy. Our government then honored his request to come to our country and celebrate his freedom.
Irony: He came to our country to hear that the U.S. government plans to eliminate the religious freedom of individuals whose conscience is formed in the same belief as Chen.
Did Chen come to the wrong country? No, our U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is wrong. That is not an opinion. It is the highest law of our land, the Constitution.
We must be as determined as Chen to defend it.
Get rid of House
After the recent Kansas legislative session, Nebraska’s unicameral system is looking pretty good. If we abolished the Kansas House we could save several million dollars, cut the legislative session to 60 days, and reduce the Topeka circus to just two rings.
I was sad to read about Roger W. Evans (“Physician to settle charges for $1.5 million,” May 22 Local & State), not because we think he is guilty of wrongdoing.
My family and I are very thankful for Evans and his staff for helping out our parents for many years. He administered grand care that added many more years to our father’s life.
Evans has a godly, compassionate heart, and we appreciate his faithful service.
People need buses
Regarding the proposed quarter-cent sales tax for bus service (May 19 Eagle): I have a friend who has to depend on the bus to get back and forth to work. I have helped him for many years. He had to be picked up from his job at 1 a.m.
There are hundreds of people who would benefit from bus service. All people deserve a good way to get to and from any job.
I would support the extra sales tax if it led to more service and extended hours.
These are decent, hardworking people who do not need anymore problems added to their lives.