YOUR OPINION: Letters to the editor

By NEMS Daily Journal

People should be compelled to attend worship of God
I was glad when they said unto me: “Let us go into the house of the Lord” (Psalm122:1.
Who or what prompts you to go to the house of the Lord? Some folks have made the statement, “I was dragged to church when I was a child.” What better place to take a child. Some of my favorite memories as a child were in church with my family and friends.
Shame on Christians when they willfully do not attend the church services! We are commanded in the Bible not to forget to assemble ourselves together as the manner of some Hebrews 10:25.
We are also commanded to go in the highways and byways to compel folks so that His (God’s) house may be full (Luke 14:23).
The fields are white unto harvest. Attend and invite others while opportunity is given. Someday the Lord will say, “Welcome to Heaven where every day is Sunday and you are in the House of the Lord forever.” Psalms 23:6.
Wanda Parmer

Nunnelee gives in to partisan pressure
U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee sent a survey out for a response.
Being a lifelong citizen of 73 years and a political junkie, I couldn’t pass it up. Unlike the majority of Mississippians, I was transplanted to this state by the military and finished my 30 years of service here in Tupelo. I have become proud to call myself a Mississippian, but have not become accustomed to the regressive politics that have consistently kept this state at the bottom of the United States’ totem pole in every conceivable economic, education and political category.
I refer to the political misrepresentations, false accountings, distortions and electorate miscalculations of the Republican representatives to Congress. All have been doing a disservice to constituents, especially the needy, the poor, elderly and undereducated.
Nunnelee, specifically, has lost his sense of Christian leadership and for doing the right thing for his fellow man. He has forgotten his commitment to doing the best for America and Mississippi. He has become committed to making the success of the Republican Party his priority.
His power, if wielded correctly, impartially and in conjunction with our other Mississippi representatives, could impact greatly on many people’s lives in America and especially in Mississippi.
Instead the GOP congressmen yielded to Republican Party pressure to give up their bipartisan stance and help obstruct any government progress.
Don’t put the health care needs of our nation in the hands of the uninformed, self-serving politicians or corrupt insurance companies. Instead, Congress should work to include top professionals from all sectors of our economy, committed to crafting bills that would benefit our whole nation.
Improve, strengthen, guarantee and don’t repeal (HR6079) the Affordable Care Act.
Kenneth De Walt

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