The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 19, 2013

Our Reader’s Speak — Friday, April 19, 2013

Delegate Canterbury, maybe chores for you

Delegate Canterbury, first let me state that I am appalled by your lack of care, ethics, concern, passion and encouragement over the school lunch bill to ensure that no child is denied a meal because of cost.

Secondly how dare you think that a child should have to work for their education? We are having a hard enough time getting children to go to school, arrive on time, not skip classes, convince children that they shouldn’t drop out of school, etc., without having to worry about their stomachs being full in turn for a service of a “chore.”  

I have visited my child’s school at lunch time and given my paid lunch to children who have been hungry. I have witnessed children eat plain lettuce because they are so hungry and every bit of food on their tray is gone. How dare you sit back and say so easily that children need to work for their food? Where is your heart? Have you ever really been hungry before? Evidently not.

Get your Bible, Delegate Canterbury. King James Bible Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.”

John 14:15, If ye love me, keep my commandments.

If I were you, Delegate Canterbury, I would take these commandments and orders from God to heart. You need to understand that our children must be fed and taken care of.

Our children are precious gifts from God. All children are precious gifts from God.

Thirdly, I’m glad that the other delegates held strong for our children and did right by them. Thank you for supporting our children; it is the right decision, needless to say.

Since Delegate Canterbury has received “free” lunch while in session at Charleston,  maybe he could stay after hours and scrub the toilets, sweep the halls, empty the trash cans, pick up trash in the parking lot, etc., to pay for his numerous free lunches for the last 59 days. What do you say, Delegate Canterbury?


Paulalyn Bolen