Snowden is a patriot
I look forward to Larry Jones’ column in the Weatherford Democrat each week and almost always agree with him. He is a distinguished veteran and a sterling individual. However, I do not agree with his assessment of Edward Snowden. I feel that Mr. Snowden is a patriot of the first order.
Federal government agencies are clearly trampling all over the Constitution by spying on American citizens who are accused of no crime(s). The Fourth Amendment in particular is being violated.
I paraphrase Thomas Jefferson: “Any people who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither.”
For the Republic,
Many questions few answers
“Let me just tell you, with the amount of black on black crime in America, I get nervous and I’m a black man.” A quote from Juan Williams.
“Jesse Jackson once spoke of turning around nervously when he heard footsteps behind him, worrying about robbery, only to feel relief upon seeing a white person.” A quote from Jesse Jackson:
Are these people racist or just racial profiling. Do you think George Zimmerman chased Trayvon Martin down and tackled him? There are a lot of if’s involved in this tragedy. If George Zimmerman had stayed in his vehicle? If Trayvon had not been suspended from school? This tragedy would not have happened.
This nation will never get past racism, as long as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can make a living stirring up unrest. Folks claim that the high rate of crime in the black communities, is because of poverty and lack of money for education. In my opinion you can spend all the money in the world on education, but until you have discipline in the homes and in the schools, things will not change. The amount of money that has been spent on poverty, every poor child should be a rocket scientist, and I include all races in that category. It never ceases to amaze me, that humans are supposed to be the intelligent species, and they can’t see what drugs do to them. If America is still a racist nation, how did we elect a white African. If George Zimmerman is a white Hispanic, why is it that President Obama is not a white African. Both had a white parent. If President Obama had been a conservative, he would be a felon for smoking weed and doing a little blow.
Detroit is bankrupt, the moral of that story, is never take what politicians promise seriously when they are running for office. Unions should not be allowed to organize public employees, and not allowed to spend member dues on political campaigns. The union bosses should not draw a larger salary than the average of the members. The dues should be used for the benefit of the members, not to build offices that resemble palaces.
Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst said that there are about 1,300 people moving to Texas every day. I just wish they wouldn’t all congregate on South Main. I understand why they are moving to Texas, I just hope that they don’t soon forget why they moved here. I have a friend that was raised in Nevada, and he told me that Harry Reid could not have been elected. People moved in from other states and soon forgot why they moved there and voted themselves goodies. Texas needs more people like Ted Cruz in Washington, and less like Harry Reid. Remember that those goodies that folks vote for themselves or very temporary, and you soon find yourself in Detroit’s predicament.
A heartbeat? I’m only six weeks pregnant!
Most thinking people believe what is growing in a woman’s womb is a fetus - a human life. The argument du jour: “When does it become wrong to end that life?”
One side says “never” the other side says “anytime.”
Moderates debate something in the middle or for a detectable heartbeat.
I have read that most abortions (93 percent) are done for the woman’s convenience. If we justify abortions on the grounds that having a baby would interfere with her “fill in the blank,” why shouldn’t women have the same rights for all of her minor children, including the right to kill them, too.
You say: “That’s ridiculous.”
Well how about this:
It’s a woman’s right to choose. The fetus has no right to live as a parasite in someone else’s body without her consent. So, even though the fetus has no choice and is completely innocent of any intention to violate the mother’s property rights, the mother has the right to hire a doctor to tear the fetus apart and pull him out piece by piece. Abortion is a means of self-defense against an innocent trespasser.
Now you say: “That’s ridiculous too.”
All of the arguments merely nibble around the edges. They will go on until there is a collective change-of-heart. Until we see the most innocent amongst us as deserving protection, none of us are safe. Some day the generation that has known only abortion will be our caretakers. They will be making cost and convenience decisions about our lives.
Leave out the politics
In reference to Mr. Tilley’s letter published July 18th I actually agree with his perspective on the verdict in the Zimmerman trial in Sanford, Fla.
That whole trial was a farce; the powers that be who forced that trail to take place and then let politics continue to stink up the justice system should resign their positions post haste! I have had enough of the media bias and trial coverage overload … enough already!
The verdict is in the jury has spoken – for the country’s sanity leave it alone; stop looking under rocks trying to find something that is not there. Fortunately for Mr. Zimmerman the justice system prevailed against all odds. The stacked deck included high-ranking political zealots, media of every stripe, talking heads, news readers and analysts consisting of retired lawyers, judges and police officers. The media had him tried and convicted before the first juror was picked. Then we had a despicable display of political influence from the highest levels of government before and now after the trial. The justice system has been so mangled from this one trial I hope and pray it does not set a precedent.
Even the governor of Florida got swept up into the racial whirlwind – bending to the whims of the race baiters, hustlers and haters. The initial investigation by local police was not going to lead to an indictment and the FBI found no hate crime or racial overtones to this tragedy, but that was not good enough there has to be more to it so the governor caves in and appoints a special prosecutor because there had to be indictment and a conviction.
The dynamic duo of Sharpton and Jackson were once again sowing the seeds of racial discontent even when the FBI said none existed. The race hustlers and the biased media even went to great lengths to make this a white and black issue. Mr. Zimmerman is now part of a new ethnicity – “white Hispanic.” If the facts really matter, Mr. Zimmerman’s mother is Peruvian, not Hispanic in the true sense of the word.
While we are considering facts – why did the media persist on showing Mr. Martin’s picture when he was 12 or 13 years old not the 17-year-old man he was – because they had an agenda and were not interested in the facts and a fair trial? I thank the jury for judging this case on the facts that were presented; they saw through what the prosecution was trying to do – I think they called it “railroaded” in the old days of frontier justice.