In the opinion page of the C.R. Gazette and the D.M. Register today Nov. 27 there is nothing right with the world. Someone is always downtrodden or mistreated in some way. Perhaps - just perhaps it is their fault, but not recognizing that they want someone else to solve their problem; likely one they can solve themselves with their own effort. It was in the middle 80's that I first heard this phrase - "the government should do more". Again a problem was recognized, but the individual was too lazy or too inept to attempt a solution on their own. So it would be up to someone else to solve the problem --- with a new government program, bureaucracy and a further confiscation of money from an already overburdened taxpayer. Am I getting close to the real problem? People complain, but they do not have the gumption to get involved on their own or with a group of like-minded individuals who are willing to give some of their own effort and capital.
One writer mentions the alphabet soup community. It is not my fault they not happy with the sex God gave them at birth. LGBTQ or whatever, that's their identity problem not mine, but still I must fund their whatever through yet another expensive government program or a bunch of protective laws. Good Lord save us from this madness.
I think of all the years that women and girls wished for recognition for their sport; they got it through Title IX. But now guys that say they are female want to compete in that women's sport. I say that's not right, that's not fair. But I am the villain because I make sense.
Some of you may know that for at least the last 40 years I have on occasion written opinion articles. About the last 20 or so I have been published by a local outlet. I appreciate the fact that the editor appreciates the 1st Amendment to not only allow my articles to be published but also to allow rebuttals. What I do find fascinating is the viciousness, intolerance, bigotry, and in most cases adherence to radical progressive/Communist/Marxist ideology of those that chose to respond. There are a few, however, that offer agreement and encouragement to continue, but it remains that those who disagree rarely address the issues I raise. They slander me and many times have doubted my patriotism and truthfulness. I find they are cowards for they can not or will not say these vicious things to my face.
Our people have gotten to the point that they are afraid to voice their opinion because it is outside of the "WOKE isness" of a vociferous minority. They fear being ostracized, fired, shunned or somehow canceled from obtaining operating capital or access to retail sales for their product or some other spite. I guess this is the land of the free only if you are on the right Progressive side, and politically correct.
Well as long as I have breath and a keyboard I will continue to voice my opinion, and I don't particularly give a damn if you agree or not. The Constitution and its many amendments are the law of the land, and I will continue to support and defend that document against all enemies foreign and domestic until the end!