Belief in human rights made us great

As a Christian I have accepted Jesus as Lord and his call to follow him shapes my life and actions.

If we are Jews, Christians or Muslims we accept the biblical claim that all humans are created in the image of God, although we may each understand those words differently. The Quakers have put this concept, that shapes our very being, quite simply. We are always to seek that of God in each person. God is assuredly present in each person or the Bible has failed us.

Jesus also brought the message to us in simple terms. According to Matthew Jesus says that if we give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and welcome the stranger, we have done this to and for him. Of course Jesus, not one to water things down, is also blunt with those who turn their backs on the hungry, the thirsty and the stranger.

Are we unable to see that of God in the people who seek asylum at our southwestern border? Do we believe that we can justify inhumane treatment of families on the unsubstantiated claim that they are all criminals being sent to infiltrate us? Not all of us are Jews, Christians or Muslims. But we became a great nation primarily because of our belief in human rights. We must not forget that.

Carl Helrich,


Bristol Street plantings nice touch

I just wanted to take a few minutes and give a big shout out to who ever is responsible for the new plantings in the median on C.R. 10 (Bristol Street) just east of C.R. 15. It looks 110 percent better. Thank you so much.

Tammy Fitzhugh,


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