Reader comments 3-13-15

Net neutrality protects everyone

Dear Editor:

Hayden Lening (COURIER, March 6) complains about the recent FCC regulation that supports “net neutrality.” In fact, he completely misunderstands what the issue is. 

Mr. Lening claims that the regulation is depriving us of some liberty we previously enjoyed. In fact, the regulation is designed to maintain the status quo, to prevent carriers from imposing rules that would mean those with deeper pockets could obtain privileged status for their content. The regulation, incidentally one supported by both progressives and libertarians, is aimed at keeping equality of access to the Internet to both large- and small-content providers. 

Why does Mr. Lening get this matter backward? Because he has an anti-government reflex: any action undertaken by a public agency must be bad. He fails to understand that the use of government powers can be, and often is, aimed at protecting everyone and not just corporations, the wealthy and those with more power.

Merrill Ring



What in the world is going on?

Dear Editor:

As a Christian, I believe that the Bible was written by God through inspired men and as such it is the true inerrant word of God. Through the Bible, God tells us how the universe was created, how it will be ultimately destroyed, how we are to live together with God and, most importantly, the only way that we can be saved (John 3:16).

The Bible is a road map for not only our lives, but God’s entire creation as well. The Bible is full of prophesies, many which have already occurred, and I believe we are watching many such as Isaiah 17 and 19, 2 Peter 3, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude unfold before our very eyes today. In Matthew 24, Jesus foretold the end times.

If you’re like me, you’re thoroughly frustrated with the corruption and rapid decay of our society, the pure evil levied against human life both at home and abroad, the rampant diseases, the wars and rumors of wars, the failures of the international monetary system and world economies, the growing plight of the poor, etc.

Like an expectant mother’s birth pains, the intensity and frequency of these events will increase regardless of which political party is in power or what our foreign or domestic policies are. The end of life as we know it on earth is ultimately inevitable and no one can predict that date or time, except we are assured it is closer today than it was yesterday. 

While many may question why a loving, all-powerful God would allow this pain and suffering to happen, I believe that the Bible’s many examples of the past prove that the process of human suffering yields a humbled spirit and a resurgence of prayer, faith and love for God and one another. 

This life on earth will soon be past and only the lives given to Christ will last. Read God’s roadmap to salvation, eternal life, and know that in the end good will ultimately triumph over evil.

Kris M. Meyer



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