(Sent to numerous Professors and Instructors by email)
Dear Professors and Instructors:
My jeremiad is registered below. This was sent to the Editor of JD News. Whether Elliot Potter, the Editor, publishes it or not, is unbeknowst to me. I am more than annoyed and intend to follow up, as a retired Marine.
Thanks for your dedication. The thoughts below are mine and mine alone.
Donald Philip Veitch
An item of developing interest concerns me. I intend to watch this like a catch watches a mouse.
Magnificently, the Daily News has been affording the thinking community in Jacksonville a host of articles about the law by our state Justices. An awesome lecture by David Stewart, Esq., at the Superior Court, Onslow County, JAX recently. A marvellous lecture. Anticipating the next lecture on 17 May by a NC SC Justice. Marvellous! JD News, keep it coming!
This is most highly commendable, worthy, meritorious, thoughtful, important, and an intelligent contribution to the community. I can't speak more highly than this. JD News, kudoes. Also, kudoes to the State Judge, Judge Henry, for sponsoring these important lectures at the Court House. Judge Henry's sponsorship can't be praised more highly. May His Dread and High Majesty, a Sovereign God, continue to afford more intellectual and deliberative support and development in this community. Judge Henry, many kudoes.
However, a jeremiad of significance is preferred...of warrant, of merit, and of importance. More than a jeremiad, perhaps, a vigourous public protest. Why do we, as Jacksonvillonians, not get regular, weekly, and deliberative articles from the faculty at CCCC?
For example, why are the 10 English courses important? Should that not be covered? Why doesn't JD News cover each course? Are they unimportant? An article per course? Dear Editor, you have a host of scholars in the English Department, but what do we hear of them?
Or, why, are the 19 courses in law important at CCCC? Need help? CCCC has a COL, USMC, a federal Judge, of depth and signifcance. Why not an article per course, week in and week out? Ask the instructors and they'll provide answers. JAX has some important thinkers.
Why aren't we getting articles in the JD News on these matters and a host of other issues? This makes this old Marine a tad grumpy and, to your disadvantage, exposed. JD News, I intend to follow up on this line of inquiry.
This much, the CCCC-thinkers have some background that JD News might plumb. CCCC provides this community with a host of thinkers and scholars. JAX is enriched by the scholars at CCCC.
If the editorial or staff writers are challenged educationally or personally, this can be ameliorated quite quickly. An inquiry? Does anyone at the JD News have a Masters or Doctoral degree? At present, why not significant involvement or coverage by JD News by way of educated, thoughtful, deliberative and scholarly Professors at CCCC?
The cultural and intellectual nexis is not at 17 and Western Blvd. with WalMart and stripmall stores, or with JAX's forlorn and agricultural past in generations past, but just up the road at CCCC.
God give us scholars and thinkers, such as we have at CCCC.
Donald Philip Veitch