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March 15, 2013

KELLY: A potpourri to think about

(Continued)

POLITICAL MORALITY: The problem is with we people. We have the mistaken idea that an officeholder should leave his religious training behind when he or she travel to their office. I’m sure all of you have heard that expressed by someone. This thinking has led to terribly bad officeholders at all levels of government. It has led to the passing of laws that violate the Natural Law. Gay marriage and abortion come to mind as two of the worst. These type of things are not Second Amendment rights. People use the expression, “I hope I’m doing the RIGHT thing.” This implies they hope they are doing something either morally good, satisfactory or justified. Politicians in government are giving people so called rights that do not fit that definition. What do you think?

JAMES MADISON: He said, “What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.”

That says a lot! What do you think?

ST. PARICK’S DAY: A day most every one celebrates! Pittsburgh, Pa., where I am from, has a parade second in size only to New York City. I’ll finish this article with a couple of Iris Proverbs and an Irish blessing. But first a limerick! At a bistro, a chap named O’Reilly said:

“I’ve heard these martinis praised heilly,

But there better by far,

At the neighboring bar,

Where they are mixed more smoothly and dreilly.”

Proverb: Let your anger set with the sun and not rise again with it.

Proverb: The jewel most rare is the jewel most fair.

Irish blessing: Ireland, it’s the one place on earth,

That heaven has kissed,

With melody, mirth,

And meadow and mist.

Sure and it’s now the end!

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

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