Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

November 4, 2012

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND — Writer gets his views from God

I have read the recent letters and in particular the Oct. 21 column by Kenneth Hart about the movement to bring Sunday alcohol sales to Ashland. The arguments are mostly based on the economic impact from restaurants being allowed to sell on this busy day. I was disturbed by Mr. Hart’s column presenting the argument as if those who hold no objection to this law should have a voice and those who do object should be silent in their objection. 

Regardless of where I get my opinions from, I am a citizen and allowed by the First Amendment to voice my opinions. I hold the right to vote for the well being of my community as I see fit. Mr. Hart says that he can’t respect a person’s “inference that his or her beliefs should be law.” Where do we get laws? They come from people’ beliefs about what is best for the community. 

As a Christian, I believe God blesses those who make decisions based on what is good and right. I see no separation between religious views and secular views. There are simply views held by citizens.

Our governmental system is set up so that the majority vote establishes the rule of law. I hope the majority view alcohol like I do, whether from a Christian perspective, medical perspective, law enforcement perspective, or any other. That is how our government is set up, and I thank God for this.

I get my viewpoints from my God through Scripture. I do not need to be silent because of where I get my beliefs just like I would not try to silence anyone else. 

Mike Fork, Ashland

Facts don’t back Crisp column

I wish whoever is responsible for determining which or whose syndicated columns are to be featured would exercise a little more judgment.

John M. Crisp, an English teacher at Del Mar College in Texas, was the featured columnist in the Oct. 31  Independent. The title of his column was “Denying climate change and other realities cost dearly.”

The other realities that are to cost us dearly, while they reflected badly  on sport’s  treatment/policies of ignoring serious injuries and should be addressed by those charged with maintaining the integrity of said programs, will not cost we the people dearly.

Crisp then proceeded to his main theory, which he presented as fact, that climate change was going to make life on earth miserable if not addressed in a major way. His evidence was that virtually all of the serious climate scientists support that greenhouse gases are being pumped into our atmosphere, etc.

That which he states as fact is the exact opposite as all the serious and creditable scientists have debunked the notion this is happening and the only faction that keeps trying to sell this idea are those who profit by maintaining this posture.  Amen to Al Gore who pulled off  this most expensive, biggest hoax ever and is still profiting, as those who drank the Kool Aid, continue to believe and try to save the Earth from that which it does not need to be  saved.

Don Cartmill, Flatwoods

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