As we celebrate another Independence Day with all our liberties and inalienable rights, it would also be prudent to consider the warnings that our Founding Fathers gave us. In 1787 Benjamin Franklin was asked if the new Constitution gave the country a monarchy or a republic? Franklin’s famous response was “a republic - if you can keep it”, and when asked to elaborate, he said; “Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence over men — the love of power and money.
“I may have to do WHAT to receive my high school diploma?”
“Pass a U.S. citizenship exam. The Civics Education Initiative is hoping state legislatures will require high school students in all 50 states to pass the exam in order to graduate. Some states, such as Arizona, have already passed such a law.”
“But my high school made me take American history courses, and I got straight A’s.”
There have been several articles recently about Confederate monuments. First, there was discussion about the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. Then there were articles about the attempt to stop the dismantling, if possible, and to keep people from dismantling such monuments elsewhere in the state.
I would like to thank the editor of the Eunice News for printing the exceptional front page story on March 26 concerning the proposed St. Landry Parish Veterans Funeral Honor Guard. The display and contents were right on point as what is needed for a successful conclusion to a very important mission.
Also, I must thank the readers of the Eunice News who followed up with the request for donations. It comes to no great surprise that the pro-veteran supporters would pass up a chance to remember the veterans of this parish who gave of their time to defend this great nation.
I am writing in to inform the people of Eunice about a bill going to the LA State Legislature this week. I would like this be included as a letter to the editor. The requested text is below.