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As a society, when did we stop being kind, considerate and careful to adhere to the most basic expressions of manners and consideration for people we encounter every day.
Community Events, May 2015
There was an error in Wally’s recent column (Courier-Herald, Feb. 4). He has been contacted directly but it also seemed in order to offer some additional information. Wally mentioned that the organization of Free and Accepted Masons is for men only, which is correct. He then mentioned an affiliated group – Eastern Star, saying it is for women only. That is incorrect. In fact, The Order of the Eastern Star must have Master Masons as members in order for a chapter to exist. And, of the group of 18 officers in a chapter, at least two must be brothers. Nine of the officers must be sisters, and the remaining seven may be either sisters or brothers.
I would like to comment on Rep. Hurst’s article (Courier-Herald, Jan. 21) in regards to lobbyist’s wining and dining politicians. There is one correction I would like to make and that is reference to our type of government. Five times he makes use of the word “democracy” and a democracy is one of the worst forms of government. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution or the constitution of the 50 states is democracy used. The founders that gave us our form of government knew the difference between a republic and a democracy. A democracy is rule by majority and a republic is rule by law (constitution).
Congratulations, Mr. Elfers. Your article (Courier-Herald, Jan. 28) is in the best tradition of modern Islamic propaganda (worthy of a run of the CAIR website) and while fresh to the Plateau, it sounds rather stale on the national and world stage.
Our democracy is strongest when average, middle-class people trust their elected representatives and have a voice.