Letters to the Editor


October and Halloween are now yesterday, and now we’re into November. On the fourth Thursday in November, our forefathers set aside that day to give thanks for yesterday.

This year we all have 26 days in November to take a few moments to think about the past year, what we have done as citizens to improve the light at the end of the tunnel for our children. To stop putting them in debt for an education to nowhere, stop the common core and use common sense. The mind is there for memory and to think, envision, feel, reason, perceive, judge, create and work with one’s hands to build a home, plant life in a garden, to watch it grow. Stop using our children as hostages to get what you want.

The State of Illinois is at an all-time low, now is the time for common sense and the faith of a mustard seed. We all know what the problems are and we know what needs to be done, and we know who needs to do them. The future of our children are in our hands, not theirs.

The year is almost gone. What are you waiting for? You have 26 days. Think about it. As much faith as a mustard seed.

James E. Saffel Sr., Mascoutah