Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning

Value of a free press

In history, governments have used media outlets to promote their ideologies.

In response to these tendencies, the founding fathers of America sought to preserve the freedom of the press through the Bill of Rights.

One of the responsibilities of media outlets is to hold public officials accountable to the people who elect them.


When tragedy strikes, we look for something or someone to blame.

It is a natural reaction.

Some blame circumstances; others blame the individuals involved. Some blame the things used to cause the harm; others blame those who share what happened.

Many are asking “why” questions.

Liberty and justice for all

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Liberty comes with responsibility.

Despite what many try to say, we do not have the right to do whatever we want. Choices have consequences.

Who holds the gun?

The other day, I drove up behind a vehicle with a gun depicted on the back.

At first inclination, I felt protected. On second thought, I felt fear as I pictured a terrorist behind the wheel.

My reaction made me think about the debates prevalent today about guns.

Story behind the stories

Hi, my name is Kaelyn Pfenning, and I am a new member of the Greer Citizen team.

I am excited to become a part of the Greer community through the gift God has given me in writing. One of my guiding principles comes from 2 Corinthians 4:2, to set “forth the truth plainly.”


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