Letters to the Editor – August 26, 2015

Ageless Aviation

Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is coming to Branhams Airport in Darlington on September 2, 3 and 4. It is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honor seniors, particularly United States military veterans by providing “Dream Flights” in a vintage 1940 Boeing Stearman open cockpit biplane at no cost. It is the same aircraft used to train military aviators in World War II. There were 10,626 built during the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Current president, Darryl Fisher, will be present at this event. In 2011, Mr. Fisher restored the biplane and recognized the value of paying respect to those who helped build this Great Nation. The organization now has three biplanes and for the past four years, over 1.000 flights are planned for the year 2015. The organization is completely made up of volunteers who schedule and provide “Dream Flights.” SportClips Haircuts is a proud sponsor, along with other corporations and other private donations to allow this to happen.

The public is invited to come out and see this historic biplane and its flights on the dates stated above. Veterans are encouraged to contact Mike Beckham at 843-393-1409 for further information on the “Dream Flights.”

Mike Beckham
Darlington, S.C.

Illegals and anchor babies”

Once again the rhetoric concerning so-called “anchor babies” is in the headlines, on talk-radio programs (traditional and internet) and social media.

Being a native of the great State of Texas I have heard so many names for those crossing illegally into the U.S. of A., especially across the Mexic0-USA border. Just a few samples: Border Hopper, Wetback, River Swimmer, Illegal Immigrant, Illegal Alien and words I shall not repeat.

One does not need to have Ph.D. behind your last name to understand why these people are coming to the U.S.A. They are coming for the same reasons our ancestors poured into this land. Do these sound familiar? To provide a better life for their families. To give their children the chance to be something better than themselves.

Before going any further, I must be upfront and say I believe anyone who crosses our borders illegally are illegal aliens…period, exclamation point. Since this land has become “our country” we have (or should have) control on who comes across our borders and who can become a citizen and how to become a citizen.

Now – “Anchor babies.”

The first sentence of Section 1 in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

Whether one agrees with this clause does not matter. It is the law and just like every law it is abused. Just like so many other laws people can find a way to make it work for them.

Smarter people than me have contemplated, argued and cursed this law since it was enacted. But what have they done about it. Nada, nothing, zilch.

Bottom line: Until our citizens force Congress and the President to do something to eliminate this law… babies born in this country become our new citizens at birth with all the rights and benefits all U.S. citizens share.
Oh, one more thing.

Most people I know say they support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Do you?

Bill Pickle
Florence, S.C.

Reader cautions against Planned Parenthood

At last, someone of stature and influence has spoken the undeniable truth – Planned Parenthood was founded by the Eugenist, Dr. Margaret Sanger and the organization continues her practices today. Dr. Ben Carson, renowned surgeon and Republican candidate for President, bravely and boldly stood before the media and told the truth.

According to the CDC, 3,315 babies die every day in America by abortion; 1174 white, 1207 black and 829 Hispanic and others. The white population is 64% the black is 13% while the other groups are 23%. Is it not enlightening that although the black population is 13% yet the number of abortions is nearly three times their population at 35%. Dr. Carson pointed out that it is no accident that 8 out of 10 Planned Parenthood Clinics are located in poor, black neighborhoods. Somebody within the Black Community needs to be looking at this and letting their people know what is happening. I believe that black lives matter as well as all others. Margaret Sanger taught in her day that the population is to be controlled by abortion. Her followers are continuing not only to kill babies to control the population but also to make a lot of money while doing so.

Want to know about Margaret Sanger and her influence upon our world today? It’s on the Internet, down at the Public Library. and is recorded in history. Find out for yourself and then act upon that knowledge in a way that you will not regret at the Day of Judgment.

Rev. Leroy B. Lowery, Ret.
Darlington, S.C.

Author: Duane Childers

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