Feb. 13th's Letters to the Editor
A letter in the January 30, 2012 Sentinel from a one Denise Janick could not have been better presented in describing animal abuse and neglect.
I to, have prayed for these creatures of God but for many, peace will come only when the last breath is taken from their defenseless bodies.
God will some day pass judgement on those that abuse, but that could be a thousand years from now.
In the meantime, there are plenty of people that can make a difference if they would only work together.
Ms. Janick spoke of many people in Morrow County as being uncaring about the feelings of animals. She’s absolutely right, as the county is riddled with abuse, but I believe as much as uncaring is the fact most people are spineless when it comes to reporting abuse, which explains why there’s probably no more than half a dozen cases a year prosecuted.
For many years I was in a position of seeing cases of abuse more horrific than could ever be imagined. The few that were prosecuted were given the minimum punishment, and one in particular was dismissed because they friends of the judge. I’ve never known of a maximum sentence being imposed on any abuse case.
Leniency by our legal system is the animals second worst abuser.
People brought before our legal system for abuse should have to endure mental evaluations for psychopathy before their disorder escalates. That could save a lot of future despair.
Failure to report abuse and failure to deliver appropriate punishment will only add to the problem.
If people were more like dogs it would be a better world, as they are loyal, friends for life, won’t cheat or lie, and most forgiving.
All they need in return is attention to their well being and the loyalty they so freely give.
Life without love is no life at all.
Hollis Eastep, Mt. Gilead
I’m sure glad to see the news reports of Sheriff Richard Mack, and how educationally supported by the “Support Your Local Police: and Keep Them Independent” committees of The John Birch Society. This is a program to speak out against federal intervention and control over the local police departments. He has called on his fellow sheriffs throughout the country to exercise their authority and not allow the federal agencies intervene in their jurisdictions. Many sheriffs have already adopted this approach and reportedly have made clear to federal agents that their authority does not supersede that of the sheriffs in local matters.
I say that we should cheer on and support police like Sheriff Mack, concerned citizens, and The John Birch Society, who step up to the plate to defend our U.S. Constitutional rights to life, liberty, truth, justice, and the American way!
Dump the unconstitutional Feds, and tell them to leave our guns alone; tell them to go suck an egg.
Google Sheriff Mack and go to www.jbs.org for more information .
Ed Nemechek, Landers, CA