Haught skews truth about secularism
I would like to make a few comments concerning Mr. James Haught's editorial. Mr. Haught tells his readers that all the progress the United States has achieved is because of secular liberals.
Many of us remember that it was liberal Senator Bob Byrd who opposed all civil rights efforts for minority people. Informed readers know that the Gazette's heroine, Margaret Sanger, was an avowed racist who oppressed handicapped citizens.
I remember it was Jewish and Christian people, led by Pastor Martin Luther King, who marched and prayed for justice and equality.
Father Patrick McDonough
Zimmerman trial a media embarrassment
When is it OK to kill? The shameful behavior of the media in the George Zimmerma murder trial is an insult to network broadcasting.
The pundits embarrassed themselves again. The liberals to convict, the conservatives to aquit was a trial of opinion in the public domain along partisan lines in the land that constitutionally guarantees innocence until proven guilty by a jury of peers, not a circus by opinionators not seeking justice but trying to create a ruckus.
West Virginia voters should read this book
I want to recommend a book to every West Virginian, young and old. John Grisham is quoted on the cover as saying, "I wish I'd written it." It's not a novel, but it reads like one. It's titled "The Price of Justice," by Laurence Leamer.
Two lawyers take on the Hugh Caperton-Don Blankenship lawsuit and all the ramifications of that struggle, going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, when Brent Benjamin refused to recuse himself from the appeal.
It includes the Warren McGraw political campaign and loss of his seat on the W.Va. Supreme Court when the state was inundated with scurrilous political ads accusing McGraw of knowingly supporting release of a child sex offender.