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A LITTLE CHILD TEACHES US AGAIN

Political Correctness is tyranny with manners.

Charleton Heston

By Ladson F. Mills III

If stupidity was a capital offense the world would be much smaller. There was a time when those made by the young, were regarded as opportunities for teaching and growth. But no more with the rise of Political Correctness.

Just ask South Carolina State Representative Wendell Gilliard. He revealed two things in a newspaper interview several years ago. First, he carefully picks and chooses his battles and secondly he ultimately is looking to advance his political career. It appears that he has found his battle even if the lives of eight young students are ruined in the process.… Read More

SPOUTING THE NICETIES

Mr. Biden’s Day in the Rose Garden

By Harry M. Covert

It was rather interesting. The upbeat 47th vice president was in the Rose Garden one day last week. He truly looked relieved. He was declining the opportunity to run for President.

Vice President Joe Biden
Available for No 48?

           It was at this moment he probably became a statesman, a man without portfolio in some 17 months to

Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Coming 45th?

come.

            The Honorable Joe Biden spouted the niceties for not jumping into his political party’s presidential race.

       Admittedly, Mr. Biden is one of the more popular No.… Read More

MEMORIAL DAY FEATURES

Our Flag in this pre-Sept. 11, 2001 photo.

 

The Covert letter will honor the memory of America’s fallen heroes this weekend. We are fortunate to offer two moving poems by Sarah Groshong of Eastville, Va., and her loving tribute to her brother, Hospitalman 3C Allen Groshong, who was killed in action near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in April 1968. We also will remember Sgt. Frank J. Fenton, a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II, and an article adapted from a speech written for presentation to the Rotary Club of Frederick (Md.).

 No words can ever express the gratitude we feel for the sacrifices of so many of America’s  finest men and women.… Read More

A YEAR LATER: IN’COVERT’IBLE!

By NORMAN M. COVERT

(FREDERICK, Md.) — We love compliments, but perhaps the most succinct to arrive this past year came from David Virtue, D.D., who maintains a first-class blog. David wrote in response to an article: “In’Covert’ible!”

Thank you, sir!

Norman M. Covert

When elder brother Harry Covert bequeathed responsibility to me for publishing The Covert Letter™  in late January 2011, we wanted to assure his devoted readers there was no cause for alarm. Harry didn’t go anywhere; he is next door. He remains editor emeritus and you will see more of his writing soon.

We have tried a number of “tweaks” accomplished by our tireless techie Leia of Power Studio.… Read More

HOLY WEEK COVERAGE

FROM THE PUBLISHER

"Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 (New American Standard)

The Covert Letter was gratified by the response to publication of the series, “Jerusalem Dispatches” in April 2011.  It was determined to reprint the entire series because the story of Jesus Christ’s journey to the Cross and His Resurrection is timeless.

Christians worldwide mark this Lenten and Easter Season as fulfillment of His promise of salvation. Part I was published Sunday, Part II on Monday, Part III appeared Wednesday  and successive installments appear today through Easter Sunday.… Read More

MILESTONES & STOPPING OFF POINTS

By NORMAN M. COVERT

The Covert Letter must take this space to announce that today, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 marks the final day of Harry Covert’s formal employment. After five years on the job, he officially retires from his duty as public information officer for the City of Alexandria (Va.) Sheriff’s Department.

Harry Covert

Harry has been working the long and unpredictable hours of a professional journalist, writer, editor and public relations practitioner since 1957.

It is time for him to take a break from the daily grind. His decision to retire was on-again, off-again, but the timing matched up well and his desk has been emptied this afternoon.… Read More

A RETURN AND AWAKENING

NOTE TO READERS
 
 The Covert Letter has been in hiatus since early summer due to medical challenges beyond our control. We hope to be back to regular input soonest. In the meantime it is fitting that this day, September 11, 2011 marks our return to cyberspace. A decade ago we were shocked into sobering reality with the dastardly attack on America by Muslim Terrorists. I make no apology for the foregoing description of our enemy that day — and today.

World WAr II U. S. Army recruiting poster is as apropos Setember 11, 2011 as it was in 1917.

 It is frustrating that our national leadership seems not to know the face of the enemy and has formed alliances with friends of these Muslim Terrorists.… Read More