There is good reason to separate church and state

The church has its own mission. The state has its own mission. This is why we have separation of church and state.

Every person has a mission to live according to their own church rules because we have freedom of religion. We have too many religions for any one to force their way of thinking on any other religion. Therefore, if there is a law you don't like, get rid of it. This is easier said than done because you have to make Congress pass a constitutional amendment. Do you really want another religion telling you what you should be or what you shouldn't be?

We have civil liberties and religious liberties. Please let us not confuse the two. We are all human, and we all need our rights, even if you don't agree. Remember, you can always change what you don't like with a constitutional amendment.

Before you vote, please listen to our historians talk about the past and present. This will give you a better idea of how the Constitution should work.

Barbara Montgomery


We need more Black police officers

What if we had mostly Black police officers patrolling white neighborhoods, and they shot a lot of whites? Do you think that many whites would voice their complaints?

Some would go further than voice their displeasure. So why not hire more Black officers to patrol Black areas?

Joe Newton


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Stanley Lightner


Stanley Lightner

The police in Southern California taught me to distrust them when I was stationed there. They would purposefully target service members with ridiculous charges for minor infractions such as having ones toes hanging over the curb and being charged with jay walking. More serious instances occurred such as when a shipmate suffered a hit and run when riding his motorcycle in Long Beach. The police refused to investigate since the victim was a sailor. Here in Owensboro my wife & I were stopped at a check point after leaving Theater Workshop and the cop could not produce any probable cause, instead falsely claiming his ability to stop me "was in the Constitution". I gave him a good crewing out while my wife was worried I was going to be arrested. Frankly we need well educated police, unlike what we currently have. They should have a BA/BS in criminal justice with a minor in social work BEFORE they are admitted to the academy. After they are commissioned they should have annual reviews where the incompetent/tyrannical ones are dismissed and stripped of their commission. This is no different from the way teachers, nurses and other professionals are held to account.

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