New year offers many opportunities
First, we have to settle the nomination of a Republican for President. We know who the Democrat will be and unless one of the could-be nominees deserts his party, the Independents wonít be in the race.
So in wishing for a happy New Year, let us hope that all of those running settle down in friendly rhetoric that makes sense, not just distrust of their opponents. And letís talk plans for the future of this great democracy that is leader of the free world. In that leadership lies the future of that world.
There are some good things happening on the other side of our earth. The Mideast is leaning toward democracy more with the toppling of dictators and outcries against restriction of freedom that exists there. There is hope that this shift in outlook can turn the tide on our two major nuclear threats, North Korea and Iran.
Here at home we will have financial problems to solve by the next President and Congress in a government that has grown too big to be efficient. Some of those problems and the tax revenues to solve them should be turned over to states, counties and parishes where the solutions will be closer to home and more effective.
And each one of us can help make this a better world in the future by being kind to our neighbors, helping those in need and reporting those who are causing problems to the proper authorities. Every citizen has an obligation to do his part in keeping this a world in which peace and freedom will reign.
And we wish a Happy New Year to all of you who can help make that happen.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
A LaPlace woman was sentenced to 40 years in jail for causing a crash in St....
After a gritty win against a physical Dutchtown squad last week, Destrehan head...
The owner and business manager of a convenience store in Luling were both arrested...
The Houston Texans lost to the New York Giants 30-17 on Sunday, but two St. Charles...
A Destrehan High School teacher has been arrested after allegedly having sex with a...
After failing to reapply for a state-provided tax exemption, a local latex...
Boutte Christian Academy (BCA) is a childcare and educational ministry of Life Church in Boutte. BCA was founded in 1980 as a Mother's Day Out Program and has grown over the years into a Class "A" Child Care Center and a State-Approved School
Accounting mistake cost company $8 million - 1483 views
After failing to reapply for a state-provided tax exemption, a local latex manufacturer is getting hit with a nearly tenfold property tax increase.