Weatherford Democrat

Top News

August 30, 2013

KELLY: What do you think X?

By WILLIAM J. KELLY

Toddler’s death

Are we all perfect? Ever since the unfortunate death of the 16-month-old toddler caused by the 4-year-old who somehow got the keys to his father’s truck, started the truck and it ran over his sibling, many people have been calling into radio stations making the statement that the parents of these children should be brought up on various charges.

Having raised six children I can tell you that I made many mistakes, but fortunately, by the grace of God, I was saved from the many possible disasters that could have occurred. One time my wife happened to look out the window to see our 4-year-old daughter climbing down from the second floor on some old, thin two-wire television cable. Fortunately it did not break, but how can any parent foresee a child doing something like that? I can’t imagine the grief these parents must be suffering; and what about that 4-year-old who might suffer psychologically the rest of his life from this accident?

We Christians and Jews have been taught to have compassion, to have empathy and to love our neighbor in their time of trouble. To me, those people who, in hindsight, want to add more problems to their neighbor in their time of great grief over the loss of their child are not practicing what God taught us all. What do you think?

Immigration law

In the Nation & World section of the Aug. 23 issue of the Star-Telegram was a small subtitle, “Catholic leaders plan immigration push.” It stated in part that on Sept. 8 at Sunday masses some Bishops and priests will “urge congressional passage of a legislative overhaul that includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.”

This is entirely wrong thinking by these religious authorities and probably reinforces the founding father’s declaration of “separation of church and state.” I have looked at the present immigration law and in my reading of it there is nothing wrong with it. The present law has set quotas of immigrants for every foreign country with provisions for both our scientific and industrial needs, and for parents and children of legal immigrants to be reunited.

Text Only
Top News
  • David May named Mineral Wells Index general manager-editor

    Weatherford Democrat Editor David May has been named general manager-editor for the Mineral Wells Index.

    April 18, 2014

  • Aledo City Council Place 2 Candidates.jpg Q&A: Aledo City Council Place 2 candidates

    With some contested races in area school board and city council races on the May 10 ballots, the WD will provide a closer look at some of those through a question-and-answer feature with the candidates. Early voting begins April 28. Today we look at the candidates running for Place 2 on Aledo City Council.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • USAF photo.jpg Heroes riding for heroes

    The 12th annual Ride for Heroes bike ride this Saturday in Aledo will include some VIPs: members of the United States Air Force Cycling Team.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0912 one bday wm j kelly 2013 mug.jpg KELLY: What do you think?

    Not much is known about this Joseph’s life. The one thing I know for sure is that he was a very brave man.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • tiscione, lou.jpg TISCIONE: He is risen!

    “He has risen; The Lord has risen indeed!” (Luke 24:6, 34)

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Little league makes pitch to city for lower user fees

    Weatherford Little League officials have asked the city to lower user fees to the league.

    April 17, 2014

  • 0418 one oregel, oscar.jpeg Trunk full of cash leads to trip to jail

    After a traffic stop late Monday night in Parker County, the Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than $54,000 from a man who, DPS says, admitted to trafficking in narcotics for people he met in Mexico.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • easter basket.jpg Easter egg hunt times, locations

    Following is information provided to the WD on four local Easter egg hunts and celebrations planned for Friday and Saturday:

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • cigarette butts.jpg No butts about it, smoking ban nears

    Weatherford eating establishments have just over a week to get their no smoking signs in place and prepare for the no smoking ordinance enacted by the city council in February to go into effect.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hamilton, Lee.jpg HAMILTON: Government as innovator? You bet!

    Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results