Writer favors marriage amendment
To the editor:
At the close of many of the speeches delivered at the political conventions recently was this phrase: “God Bless America.”
What did the speakers really mean? Was it sincere? How can we expect our Triune God to Bless our American Homeland, when we are not living in the will of God? Many human lives are being aborted. Many are trying to redefine the meaning of marriage.
It is amazing to hear all the lies that are being put forth in regards to the Marriage Protection Amendment that is to be added to our state constitution. Yes, I call them lies, because the truth can only be found in God’s Word. And when we no longer follow God’s Word, the Bible, in our lives, how can we expect God to bless our land and its inhabitants?
Marriage was ordained by God in the Garden of Eden. In the Beginning, God created male and female. We read about it in Genesis 1 and 2. It was the one thing that was not “very good” when god created the world. Genesis 2:18 reads “It is not good for man to be alone.” So God made a woman, and brought them together in this relationship called marriage. It is the means God has chosen for procreation. What God intended marriage to be in the beginning, He still intends marriage to be.
Jesus proclaims this in Mark 10: 6-8: “But at the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what god has joined together, let not man separate.”
It is my prayer that all Christians who confess the Christian Faith and believe in Jesus as our Savior from all sin and death, will let His word of truth be your guide, as you go to the polls in November and vote yes for the Marriage Protection Amendment to preserve marriage as between one man and one woman.
CarFit a beneficial event for all who participated
To the Editor:
I had a blind spot and as blind spots go, I didn’t even know it!
Thankfully, I discovered my blind spot inside the Watertown Fire Station with the help of a great group of volunteers. The Watertown Commission on Aging recently hosted “Car Fit” – an educational program created by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association designed to help senior drivers find out how well they fit their vehicle and minor improvements they can make to be safer out on the road.
Admittedly, I didn’t think Car Fit would provide any tools or resources to help me more safely use my vehicle. After all, I haven’t earned an AARP membership yet. But taking the time with the well-trained volunteers I found that my mirrors could be adjusted to help me be more aware of my surroundings – something I wouldn’t have known without this help. Car Fit was easy to participate in, free of charge, open to all ages, and right here in our community!
Some very clever person once said, “You don’t know what you don’t know until you don’t know it.” Car Fit helped me find out what I didn’t know in a safe, educational environment and as a result I’ll be a better driver. Thank you to those who made it possible and make sure you check it out next year!
Watertow City Administrator
School’s money could have restored bus routes
To the editor:
I think that before the Waterown-Mayer School board spent the school reforendum money on Ipads for all Watertown-Mayer Public School students, they should have restored student bussing service levels to pre 2010-2011 levels. That would mean that Zion Lutheran School in Mayer would get back their dedicated bus that would better conform to Zion’s school day. As it stands now since the 2011-2012 school year, Zion students have to wait around from 2:55 to 3:30 to board the bus to take them home.