Marching for the right to life
Pro-lifers march in Washing- ton armed with the word of God. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” (Jeremiah 1:5) God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to each of us the noble mission of safeguarding life. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.
The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is also a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation. But just like slavery, the Supreme Court justices can get it wrong and fail in their duty to protect human life.
So just like Martin Luther King marched to protect African-Americans, so do pro-lifers and those who regret their abortion. Even atheists march to protect the unborn in the womb.
Sylvia Koczwara, Youngstown
Stop the raid on Social Security
A Recent AP article in the business news section reported that as part of the debt-ceiling package there was a possibility of a Social Security cut.
Strange, after 50 years of paying into the “S.S. Trust Fund” for my benefits which I understood to be independent and “off budget” suddenly are to be tapped again to fund more wasteful spending, including a 3 percent pay increase for already overpaid (compared to private sector counterpart) federal paper shufflers.
Maybe that should have been a pay reduction of, say 10 percent to help in balancing the budget now on the backs of the private sector taxpayers who continue to bear (along with our children) the whole load.
I thought leadership was to lead by example; not so with the government. When is it going to practice what it forces on us instead of flying to Hawaii and back twice during the ongoing debt crisis?
Daniel Victor Bienko, Canfield