The good, the bad and
the ugly opinions
This is in response to a few letters and
articles that appeared in The Daily Cougar during the weeks past and a
few that seem to continually pop up each year.
1.) As a European American (read white)
I'm sick and tired of all the nonsensical discussions about providing reparations
Was it tragic that slavery occurred? Yes.
Did my family own slaves? No. Then why should I be forced to pay for something
as ridiculous as reparations?
When will the emphasis (read money, opportunity,
preference) that's been given to help every (insert)-American in this country
over the past however many years be enough?
Instead of whining about how bad things
were in a time period you never lived through, you should enjoy how much
better you have it today -- that goes for all of us.
2.) The pro-lifers should be able to show
their display, just like the pro-choice side should be able to promote
their opinions, should they decide to do so.
Dudley Carroll's opinion started off on
abortion and then went on to slavery or something. I got bored trying to
find the point.
If you're against abortion, fine -- but
don't write some article the next week complaining about your taxes going
to support unwed mothers with five kids.
Better yet, how would you view your best
friend or mother had you discovered they had an abortion?
America is a country built around choice
-- enough said.
3.) I really gained a new respect for Wendy
Miller after reading about the tragic episodes in her life.
She's a strong girl for having come out
the other side of an experience (two terrible wrecks) that would have been
too much for most of us. But I don't agree with her opinion of the 12-year-old
boy sentenced to prison.
Was the sentence too harsh? Yes.
But she failed to mention that the worst
injuries inflicted upon the girl were committed after she was already unconscious.
The solution to finding a problem (read
excuse) for everyone in the country when it comes to crime is a simple
question: Did they commit it?
If one is able to decide to commit a crime
they can face the punishment for doing so, regardless of age, intelligence
4.) Homosexuality -- I'm a straight, Catholic
male who does not see anything wrong with gays.
People look way too deep into the sexual
aspect of it. A loving relationship between two people, no matter what
their genders, is a good thing. All you hypocritical Bible-thumpers should
be ashamed of yourselves.
5.) Evolution -- "And God said, let the
waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl
that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven," Genesis
Sounds like we came from the water to me.
But I still don't know why there are chimps around.