Transylvania, fraternity valued
I am a graduate of Transylvania University, where I became a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. I am grateful for the opportunities Transy provided and for the development by KA.
Unlike a former student who wrote a column about racism and fraternities, if I had been unhappy, I would have departed for another school. In a follow-up article, the vice-president of the Black Student Alliance said KA is predicated on a history of hatred.
That is simply not true. While an active KA, I attended province and national meetings, and I never heard anything espousing hatred.
Never miss a local story.
I realize any organization — political, religious, civic, fraternal — can be offensive to some. Although I am a member of one of the dominant political parties, sometimes I am offended by its actions. Although I am an active member of my church, there are times when I am uncomfortable with some of its actions. There are strong anti-Greek feelings and it is true college students sometimes exhibit immature behavior. But so do many middle-aged and senior individuals.
Transylvania still offers a reputable education. It is a shame that not all students accept it.
James M. Groves
On March 25 at about 11:30 a.m., I arrived at the state family support office in McKee. After waiting half an hour, I asked one of the nice, courteous, friendly and professional receptionists if I could get the forms that would need to be filled out so that I could get started. The young lady stated she couldn't because every walk-in was supposed to wait an hour to an hour and a half before they could be seen.
This was done to discourage people from coming to the office and to encourage the use of the telephone system.
This terrible attitude and lack of customer service should be answered by the firing of the people who directed it. Many good and dedicated people work at the office. Some told me that they disagreed with the policy but could do nothing to change it.
Charles E. Hayes
As a Christian, I hardly feel a part of this country anymore, and the mainstream media has done a lot to make it so anti-Christian. They claim conservative news outlets are biased, while constantly omitting and distorting facts to promote liberalism.
For example, when NBC News recently recapped the history of conflict between the U.S. and Cuba, it didn't mention the Cuban Missile Crisis. And during the controversy over religious freedom laws, people like Navy chaplain Wes Modder and former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, both penalized for their beliefs, weren't mentioned on the evening news.
And while the liberal media claim to promote racial equality, it's hardly provided any coverage that, according to a University of California at Los Angeles study, the Northeast has had the most racially segregated schools in the country for decades.
Liberals also promote radical beliefs in academia and on sites like Salon and The Daily Beast. Some liberals are advocating "genetic sexual attraction" (incest) and "after-birth abortion," (claiming a newborn baby isn't a person), while the New York state court considered, but rejected, declaring chimpanzees "persons." Yet again, those stories don't make the evening news.
Paul has no record
Just about every time that I turn on the TV, Sen. Rand Paul is ranting and raving about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi. He said that she should not be allowed to run for U.S. president, saying instead that she ought to be impeached.
His charges against Clinton are off the wall. Even Republicans investigated her and Benghazi and found no systemic failure.
The House Intelligence Committee found there "was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria."
Paul's trying to make a case against Clinton. Well, Kentuckians have a case against him. Paul should not be allowed to run for senator, much less president.
Look at his record. No jobs for Kentucky, not trying to get the uninsured health care, no new pavement laid on the state's federal highways. Paul spends more time out of state than in state. He hasn't done his job; he ought to be impeached for neglect of duty.
Maybe constable would be more fitting for him; he thinks he is the high sheriff.