Weatherford Democrat

June 28, 2013

KELLY: What do you think?


Weatherford Democrat

— By WILLIAM J. KELLY



Organ donations

The case of the 10-year-old girl who needed an immediate lung transplant brought organ donations to everyone’s attention.

The estimated population of the United States in 2013 is 315.1 million. Eighty-nine people per day die in auto accidents. About 2.5 million deaths will occur in 2013. Our life expectancy is 78.7 years. There should be no organ donation shortage with that many deaths per year.

At the final judgment you will receive a new, perfect body; the one you just left is useless to you or your relatives. Therefore there is no reason not to become an organ donor and give a better life, or a life, to some person in need of a organ or tissue transplant that your useless body can provide. You can become a donor at the Department of Motor Vehicles or online.

It is my opinion that we should all become organ donors. What do you think?



Chickens

Chickens are a great source of meat and eggs all over the world. No government has the power to deny people the right to provide for themselves.

Sure, a rooster crows at dawn; what a beautiful sound it is. Who are these complainers who want to decide how we all should live our lives? Do they not have a life? They complain about everything – ballparks in their neighborhood, chickens, cat and dog pets, guns and many other things. Everything seems to disturb them!

Why do the majority of us citizens put up with local governments that seem to let these few set the stage for the rest of us to live by? What do you think?



Names

Another group, possibly not fully sane, maintain that sports team names like Redskins, Warriors, Pirates, Cowboys and others are insulting to some ethnic or social group. Is Ireland going to sue Notre Dame because they are called the Fighting Irish?

Why do successful and supposedly intelligent men cave in to this silliness? What do you think?



Supreme Court

The court just denied the state of Arizona, and I suppose by extension all states, the right to require a person to provide proof they are a citizen in order to vote. Why would any honest government – local, state or federal – want non-citizens to have the privilege to vote? Maybe the decision was based on a technicality, but in my opinion the court just gave non-citizens the opportunity to be illegal voters. What do you think?



Dear Abbey

Dear Abbey, and other columns of that type in which people write in seeking advice concerning a problem in their daily lives are very interesting. I read these types of articles for only one reason: They give me confirmation that I am really a sane individual. What do you think?



Valedictorians

It’s very good to see that these honor students have formed their own opinions and want to express them. However there is a time and place for everything and the valedictorian address is not the place for that form of expression. I believe the school authorities were correct in their decision to not permit a variation from the approved script. Some traditions need to be followed. What do you think?

I hope one or more of the items above caused you to think about the content in them. Let me know what you think.

William J. Kelly is a Weatherford resident and regular contributor to Viewpoints.