Let dogs be together

I am very upset over the outcome of the two dogs, Bird and Bob.

The rightful owner is Mr. Sharpe, who posted flyers and looked for him as did rescuers Chris Alter who also went to the shelter twice that week and didn't see the dog, Bob, and the shelter said he was there all the time. Where was he being kept?

Ironically, at the same time Bob was being adopted, Chris Alter was calling Mr. Slusarczyk to put a hold on him (Bob). There was miscommunication apparently. Please think of the two dogs who had already bonded and let them be together again. Do the right thing.

Jean MacDougall

Portland

Cartoon was spin

The Sept. 13 cartoon in the MT is a masterpiece of spin. To equate the childhood polio of Franklin Roosevelt with the apparently serious health problems of a 67-year-old Hillary Clinton is ludicrous.

Then as now, the Democrats hid the facts of their candidates' health situation and a willing press never printed a picture of him in a wheelchair. FDR overcame his childhood affliction and went on to lead an active life including three terms as president of the United States. He also led us through World War II, but died before the Allies brought it to a close.

Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, has had many serious health problems (that we know of) including a concussion and falling as she did on 9/11. The American people are right to be concerned about the ability of their president to carry out the duties of a very demanding job. Give us the truth.

Tom Brussat

Jacksonville

Words

See the distress of what our country has become from the Christian nation our forefathers gave us. Let us rebuild it to what we once were.

The Supreme Court declared, "We are a Christian nation." But, that was a long time ago.

Gone are the days of "Love thy neighbor." We are still a Christian nation. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the words of the framers who wrote those words haven't changed.

The problem is we change them. 

The people today read the Constitution and then say now, "Let me tell you what is says," which couldn't be further from the truth.

The truth is, my friends, they mean exactly what they say, nothing else. Don't interpret. I cannot believe how many people read in the First Amendment, "Separation of church and state," words that aren't even there. The author gave us the words and we have accepted them as written.

Most people read the Bible and accept it as written. Sure, they might have questions of interpretation but still accept it as written. They do not say, "Now, let me tell you what God says."

Let us accept the words we have written the same way.

Hugh L. Hendrickson

Medford

We'll be hearing more

Regarding the business profile of Donovan Smith Sept. 13: What a young man. That article should be required reading for every student from the sixth grade through high school. I am sure that we will be hearing more about Mr. Smith.

Gary Williams

Eagle Point