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Letter to the Editor
Recently people who have cable received cards from the new provider, Enhanced Telecommunications Corp.
The cards showed the Basic Channel Lineup. It has approximately 90 channels listed along with four more groups of movie channels; altogether about 32 channels of these available to customers currently subscribing to the movie group.
I was shocked when I saw only one Christian channel provided, and that one is TBN, which pays a big price to be on networks everywhere.
Dismayed that to be able to have some preaching/teaching on T.V., it will cost the same monthly amount for cable as those accessing all the other channels. I called the provider to address this. The lady was very nice and said she hadn’t realized there was only one Christian channel. I asked, “Haven’t you had other calls about it?” She said, “No, you’re the first one I know of.” That was about two and a half weeks after the cards were sent.
Unbelievable! People, wake up! You’ve all got voices! Use them! It could be just a matter of people calling the provider, 1-812-623-2122, and letting them know you’d like to have more Christian channels available.
Why are we sitting idly by, passively letting morals and freedoms being stripped away?
Think about it! By the persuasion of one evil woman, prayer was taken out of our schools. Now America is seeing the results of that!
By persistence of people in high places the Ten Commandments (that have been in place since the days of Moses) have been ordered not to be displayed publicly.
There was a time when preaching on every local channel on Sunday mornings was about all you could get. You just had a choice of which one you wanted to hear and watch.
Americans Wake Up! While our troops are fighting wars in other countries, we’re losing our freedoms of morals and things that really matter here in our own country. Consider all the people who are out of work, those who work but just barely getting by along with people who are working just to keep their homes besides those who are already filing bankruptcies and losing their homes to foreclosures, etc.
Now they may have to wonder how they’re going to pay for required health insurance or the tax.
Whether you’re a believer or not, you’ve got to question, “Where is all this leading to?”
Good law, good decision
In their decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (also known by its bitter enemies and its proud supporters as “Obamacare”), the Supreme Court did not surprise or disappoint anyone who truly understands the Constitution of the United States. Amateur “historians” and “political scientists” on the radical right continue to misinterpret the Constitution (through ignorance, by accident, or on purpose) in an effort to thwart everything that moderate, reasonable people suggest as solutions to very serious and urgent societal problems. They even attack their own leaders who offer such ideas.
It is estimated that fewer than 5 percent of adult Americans will eventually have to pay the penalty for refusing to join a health care plan. [Remember, those who cannot afford to pay for a plan will receive assistance in doing so. In other words, only the truly stubborn among us will pay the penalty.] “Intrusive” is one of the kinder words the right wing uses to describe this effort to help keep people healthy. Is it not just as intrusive to leave sick people to their own devices (e.g., emergency rooms), and then stick those of us who pay our own medical costs with higher fees to cover uninsured people’s costs?
The real potential losers in this seemingly never-ending battle over affordable and universal health care are children, older citizens, and/or the impoverished. In a society that purports to care about everybody (remember “Do unto others….”?), too many people seem all too willing to ignore those who often cannot fend for themselves. The Preamble of the Constitution commits us to “…promote the general Welfare... [for] ourselves and our Posterity….” Note that it does not say anything about one needing to be wealthy, powerful, of a particular age group, or whatever, it just says “the general welfare.”
Dr. Jim Lierl