Editor, Has America become the land of the special interest and home of the double standard? Lets see: If we lie to the Congress, it's a felony. And if the congress lies to us it's just politics. We we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black dislikes whites, it's their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but its wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them. We got rid of the communist and socialist threat by renaming them progressives; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, bit if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy, it was your 1st Amendment right. You can have pornography on TV or the Internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are not called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it's wrong to use an animal. We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology, we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help. And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their re-election campaign. What has happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave? Ken Huber Tawas City Newspaper
As the colder months begin to fade away, there is a renewed hope that spring will appear; and with it the signs of new life, new vegatation, and a renewing of our own healthy lifestyle choices. With so much going on in the world today, it seems that the best way to keep things in check is just to keep things simple and use moderation. Hopefully one day soon, snow will turn into water which will feed the soil and cause a rebirth of hope and new life.