Your View: Rename part of College Drive for King

Jan. 13, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Regarding the question of renaming a street in High Point for Martin Luther King, why not College Drive from Montlieu Avenue to South Main Street? There is no longer a “college” on College Drive. There are no residences on this stretch and only one business that would be affected by the name change.
RAY LANDON
High Point

Removing war memorial cross saddens me
I was saddened to see the cross at California War Memorial is headed for destruction because it was federal land and violates the separation of church and state.
I wonder what has happened to: “One nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.” I wonder what would be helped by outlawing our motto: “In God We Trust.” Somebody is going to lose by taking down that beautiful cross.
Will it be the ones who believe our nation was founded as a Christian nation or a sector by an atheistic nation? We can’t have it both ways.
What Patrick Henry said — “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians. Not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been offered asylum, prosperity and freedom of worship here.”
Psalm 21 — “I will lift up mine eyes until the hills, from where cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made Heaven and earth.”
George Washington said — “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. It is impossible to account for the creation of the university without the agency of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being. Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other. A reasoning being would lose his reason in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature had he not a Supreme Being to refer to.”
JAMES KESTLER
High Point


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A bill to extend benefits for long-term unemployed is making its way through Congress. How will this benefit or hurt the unemployed and the economy. In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com or go to hpe.com under Opinion and post a comment. Here are two comments posted on hpe.com:
• CHASBAKER: Franklin Roosevelt, the father of the welfare state, had one thing right. Give the unemployed something to do and pay them. It preserves dignity, fosters good work habits and offers an incentive to look for private sector work.
• Celeste: I personally know too many people who are using unemployment as a way to be stay-at-home parents. They can work but choose to use the system to support personal lifestyle choices. No doubt there are people who truly need it, but there are also a lot who are taking advantage of the rest of us.