I now think we should move the voting eligibility age up to age 25. By that age, men and women will have experienced the real world and will understand, or should understand how government can affect their lives either for the good or for the bad. They should by then be able to cast a more intelligent vote. What do you think?
Did you know that tomatoes were considered poisonous for over 400 years? It seems that centuries ago the more affluent people had their dishes made from pewter. It was not known that high acid foods would cause the lead to leach out of the plates and be consumed with the food. The people would develop lead poisoning and death would follow. The people of that time noticed that this happened more with the consumption of tomatoes, so they decided that tomatoes were poisonous. Evidently, the people making the decision that tomatoes were poisonous did not notice that people eating a tomato from a plate made of wood or pottery did not die of poisoning. What do you think?
I read in the paper that illegal immigration in Texas is still increasing. An article by Tim Eaton also said that at its height, illegal immigration in 2007 in the United States totaled 12.2 million. In Texas, in 2012, the total number of illegals was 1.75 million, up from 1.70 million in 2011.
Evidently, the federal government’s efforts to stop illegal immigration are not effective. Some politicians say it is impossible to deport all 12 million of them. I have a faint memory of a historical event where Spain loaded up all the Africans in their country and shipped them back to Africa. If they could, why can’t we do it? The problem is that we have too many enablers in this country.
People who have a selfish ax to grind like the Catholic bishops and the Democrat party. Also a Congress that will not make English the law of the land. I think illegals should be sent back to their country of origin with a benchmark set as to the time they have been here. To be fair to those who have been here many, many years and who have served in the armed service, a date should be set where they can be citizens. What do you think?
A great clean joke
A Sunday school teacher asked her little students as they were on the way to the church service, “And why should we be quiet in church?” A little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.” What do you think?
Smile. It gives your face something to do.
William J. Kelly is a Weatherford resident and regular contributor to Viewpoints.