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Washington dragging us down


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Let’s listen to Garth Brooks song about “friends in low places,” and dedicate it to the “friends” hovering around Washington, D.C.

What we have is a very sad collection of cabinet members, appointed officials, and some elected representatives who are keeping their hands in the cookie jar of our integrity. When caught, they smile like the Cheshire Cat and offer their carefully-honed denials.

Unfortunately, their gambit of illegal acts is so prolific that they are draining the pool of attorneys willing to represent them. The home plate of our democratic idealism has become a swamp of shattered idealism, dashed hopes and broken promises. We have them to thank.

Perhaps the greatest danger of their moral ineptitude is the possibility of our willingness to accept it. Some may listen to commentators who try to sweep away their misdeeds, or hood-wink us into believing it’s okay, no big deal. At risk is what Reagan described as our City on a Hill. America is being trounced, trumped and morphed into a self-serving, tragically flawed, democracy.

In Matthew 21:12, we are told what Jesus did to the money-lenders in the Temple. Now we too have foxes in the henhouse. Will we be cowed by them, belittled by their ill-begotten gains and hubris or perhaps flattered into believing we are on their A Team? What is our measure against them?

We can pay close attention, rise-up in righteous indignation, and when the time comes, lock their lot out.

All of us have a sacred trust for the safe keeping of the United States of America. Some serve, and to them goes the greatest glory. All of us must seek the truth, stay vigilant, informed and be a powerhouse in the voting booth. The survival of our nation depends on us and nothing less.

Alison Lord Stuart



Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


November 17, 2018

Recent Daily Reflector editorials and comments in the Public Forum have raised my eyebrows and my concerns about the sustainability of the human race. How can we continue if we are our greatest enemy? Every person I know has, and is entitled to, a unique perspective and personal opinion. Our…

November 16, 2018

A recent submission in the Public Forum suggested that to follow Jesus, I must vote Republican.

For me it is a life-long struggle and my highest calling to be in the fold of the good shepherd. Nonetheless, I don’t believe that scripture suggests that I can take my stand beneath the cross of…

November 15, 2018

In 1986, internationally-renowned singer Janet Jackson made the inspirational song, “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” Elected officials should actualize the meaning of that song. Oftentimes, elected officials make shallow promises, kiss babies, and hypocritically “press the…

November 14, 2018

Consider the following Republican presidents: Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Each a two-term, or twice-elected president; each a more disastrous presidency than its predecessor on the list (Nixon posing a threat to the Constitution via Watergate, Reagan posing a greater threat…

November 14, 2018

Orange County District Court Judge Beverly Scarlett recently compared Silent Sam to Hitler and, by extension, the human suffering of slaves to that of the Holocaust. Based upon her remarks, it is not clear how well Judge Scarlett knew Sam or Adolf Hitler.

Statistically speaking, Sam had not…

November 13, 2018

This letter is in response to the letter titled “Unjustly defaming Dixon again” by Willie Roberts that appeared in the Wednesday, Oct. 31 edition.

Roberts stated that “White women have historically been used, wittingly or unwittingly, to destroy black men’s lives. Their…

November 12, 2018

What’s with you, Vic Corey? One second you are crowing how Trump is the reason for you being richer, the next you are, as always, worshipping your idea of a “new Christian.”

First, the U.S. is not a business; it is a country. Trump’s planned bankruptcies, his finding ways…

November 11, 2018

Is it any wonder that the attendance is dropping in the NFL when you can only pay the head man, Roger Godell, $40 million a year and have as many as five commentators sitting around a table in their $500-plus suits as they blurt out that which you and I are looking at? Not to mention another two…

November 11, 2018

With regard to the letter to the editor from David French concerning illegal immigration, I would respectfully ask Mr. French to do more research before citing any more misinformation. According to the Cato Institute and other sources, “The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration” (2017)…

November 11, 2018

With mid-terms behind us, the next Greenville election is for 2019 mayor and City Council. For six months following the 2017 election, I made no public statements and granted no interviews, preferring instead to observe actions of the new mayor and council.

Folk ask if I’ll run and perhaps…

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