What started it

I just read the letter (Feb. 11, 2013) from Dorothy Koontz, Howard’s mom, and I’m so glad to see that somebody agrees with me about the Bible, and this country being built on the Bible.

What happened that brought this country to the state that’s it’s in and to the parents who fear for their children in school is when Madeline Murray O’Hare had the Bible taken out of the schools back in the 60s just like Dorothy said. That’s when this country started to go down hill.

And as far as punishing children and not allowed to spank them, that’s wrong. A swat across the behind, not a beating, once in a while doesn’t hurt any kid. And as far as a time out, that doesn’t always work. I had a few swats when I grew up, and it didn’t hurt me.

What we need to do is try, don’t know if it will happen, to get the Bible back in the schools and in the hands of the government and get this country back on the right track.

Look how people respected everybody, property and everybody got along. And if somebody was really down and out, and if they lost a home due to a fire, flood, etc., people would pitch in and give them the shirt off their backs like back in the 50s.

Dottie Gibbon