published Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Pitts headline draws ire and other letters to the editors

Pitts headline draws ire

The heading for the comments Leonard Pitts made concerning further laws covering gun registration which was directed toward "gun nuts" is a good example why there is a growing divide between certain groups of people in this country. Many people do not want further gun laws passed feeling that the 20K or more that are already in place should be sufficient if they were enforced correctly. Also, believe it or not, a very large percentage of this country is tired of the federal government trying to take more and more control of our lives. To call people that believe in the Second Amendment "gun nuts" is completely wrong. I suppose by using your line of thinking that a comment about "liberal communists" will be OK to describe all liberals and Democrats. Please rethink your comments before you put them in writing. I hope you really didn't mean that all pro-gun people were "gun nuts," but your comments seem to do so.

WILLIAM NEELEY


Look to God for freedom

Homosexuality is not a scriptural term. Men's terms remove the moral and spiritual connotations of a sin and treat it as something outside of God's realm or control. The Bible uses at least 15 different terms to identify, describe and condemn the sin of "sodomy." It is not true that we are born with a certain sexual orientation, but it is true that every person is born with a sin nature and that this sin nature is capable of every kind of lust and vile affection. However, people must first reject the moral laws of God which are written in their heart and then become involved in sensuality. Then God "gives them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves." Romans 1:24. The sin of sodomy is the final stage of moral decay in a society. By its very nature it cannot be contained or controlled once it is given public acceptance. Only the power of God's truth and the grace of God can bring freedom.

GENENDAL FRATANTUONO


Watch out for GOP hypocrisy

Blast from the past. All quotes from these Republican senators are from 2005: "Any president's judicial nominees -- deserve a simple up-or-down vote." -- Mitch McConnell. "We can't find anywhere in the Constitution that says a super majority is needed for confirmation." -- Chuck Grassley. "The Constitution requires the senate to hold up-or-down votes on all nominees."-- Mike Crapo. "Why not allow the president to do his job of selecting judicial nominees." -- Richard Shelby. "I think filibustering judges will destroy the judiciary over time." -- Lindsey Graham. "I believe filibustering judicial nominees is in violation of the Constitution." -- Saxby Chambliss. "Filibustering judicial nominees is unfair, dangerous, partisan and unconstitutional." -- Orrin Hatch. The problem with not knowing history is you have to make it up. The right-wing noise machine with all their fake "scandals" is trying their best to rewrite history, including the annulment of the last two elections. The very essence of a democracy is that "majority rules" -- 50 percent +1. The GOP has made that concept a cruel joke.

ANN BENTON, Signal Mountain

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soakya said...

Ann,

I'm so glad there is no hypocrisy in the democratic party. You are the epitome of whats' wrong with both sides of the aisle. You both recognize the hypocrisy and the lies in the other side while giving your side a pass. Start being honest with yourself and look at your party with the same scrutiny as you do the other side.

January 16, 2014 at 12:23 a.m.
wallyworld said...

Typical republican response -- change the subject. If you feel so strongly about hypocrisy, why don't you take the time out of your busy day and write your own letter to the editor like Ms. Benton did?

January 16, 2014 at 6:03 a.m.
LibDem said...

WILLIAM NEELEY, You're right. Referring to all gun nuts as "gun nuts" is unfair. Maybe wearing labels would help.

In Florida a movie goer shoots another because he said he felt threatened. The NRA has taught men to get in touch with their gentle, vulnerable side and admit they're scared.

January 16, 2014 at 7:40 a.m.
LibDem said...

GENENDAL FRATANTUONO said, "It is not true that we are born with a certain sexual orientation...".

Many people will be disappointed that heterosexuality is not the natural default. This is a whole new ballgame.

January 16, 2014 at 7:43 a.m.
soakya said...

ww, you need to pay better attention because if you did you wouldn't be calling me a republican.

January 16, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.
wallyworld said...

no, you're right, other labels come to mind.

January 16, 2014 at 8:14 a.m.
LibDem said...

The neat thing about being neither a Democrat nor a Republican is that you have no responsibility. Everything is someone else's fault.

January 16, 2014 at 8:17 a.m.
soakya said...

LD, you mean like your president who doesn't know how to accept responsibility for any of his failures. You mean like how both sides blame everything on a group that has been in existence for around 4 years? is that what you mean LD? and that probably includes everyone of you lefties on here and no I'm not a member of the tea party either.

January 16, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.
Plato said...

WILLIAM NEELEY - I don't care if we have 20 thousand or 20 million gun laws in this country, as long as it's perfectly legal for a convicted felon, a lunatic or a terrorist to walk into a gun show and buy a gun without an ID, or a simple background check that takes 5 minutes, we still need one more law.

January 16, 2014 at 10:23 a.m.
wallyworld said...

GENENDAL FRATANTUONO says It is not true that we are born with a certain sexual orientation. And in what scientific field is your degree? Tell us, when did you decide which sex you were most comfortable with, what age, where were you, such a momentous decision, you must surely remember that exact moment.

January 16, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.
LibDem said...

Yes, soakya. I'm a Liberal Democrat and, though I can't speak for all, it's my time, money and votes that keep that political ideology going. I accept the responsibility.

January 16, 2014 at 11:28 a.m.
volsam said...

Lib Dem, so your the one to blame for the total destruction of the republic. Thanks for nothing.

January 16, 2014 at 8:33 p.m.
LibDem said...

Yes, volsam. I have immense power. You, on the other hand, are learning English.

January 17, 2014 at 6:43 a.m.
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