I am Jim Gage and I will soon be 92 years old. That gives me first hand information of what age can do to a person's mind and memory. It is not good... I also know the same thing happens to all of our government elected officials. I believe it becomes pure stupidity on a national level to leave them in office after opportunity and ability has faded from them; due to their old age. It might prove much better if younger, better educated, and stronger minds, and physical strength were given an opportunity to make wiser decisions that appears neglected at present. Times and conditions change the needs of proper government for all nations. The younger and better qualified should be able to see those needs better than the old who have lost sight of a lot of the present and are still letting the past take precedence over present and future needs to benefit and bless our people.
San Saba, Texas
I wanted to take a minute to respond to the man from Medford, Oregon who wrote the letter to the editor last week. It seems he was disgusted to see the Confederate flag flying at the courthouse. His letter was well written and filled with what he felt was correct thoughts, but he left out one very important factor. That factor was the thousands of young men who fought valiantly for their states rights, for the invasion of Washington into their daily lives, for their way of life. Most Southerners did not own slaves, but they did not want strangers with little or no understanding of their way of life, telling them how to live. To look at a flag with disgust, and denigrate the brave men who fought under it is similar to what the peace movement did to the Vietnam soldiers. Disagree if you must sir, but never forget the men who fought so bravely for their homes and families.
Richland Springs, Texas