Your Opinion: Letters to the editor

By NEMS Daily Journal

Can we make adoptions easier than abortions?
I can’t agree with Jamie McFadden’s Dec. 4 letter about his “no” vote on the Personhood Amendment and his “glad that it failed” view. Maybe because I voted “yes.” I know that at conception cells begin to form to make a baby and a baby can’t help it if life began at conception.
Amendment failed, what’s done is done. So then how shall we live? Can Christians make adoptions easier than abortions? Can Christians offer solutions for the unwed mothers and so on?
And remember, first came the Underground Railroad before the end of slavery was possible.
Tim Holland
Marietta

Behavior regulation threatens our freedom
Law officers will tell you that they think it is a great idea to make it againgt the law to use a cell phone while operating a vehicle.
I would ask them and all people to concider this. Our legislators decided before seat belts were installed in vehicles that too many people were getting killed because of no saftey restraint.The result was a law that every vehicle had to have a seat belt. Then they decided that too many people were getting killed by not using the seat belts and they passed, “The seat belt law.”
You have to buckle the seat belt or face a fine. Our legislators now think too many people are getting killed because they are talking on their cell phones while operating a vehicle. They call this amp”distracted driving.amp”
I noticed that everthing is called “distracted driving,” for example, putting on make up, messing with the radio, combing hair, but no one mentions smoking as “distracted driving.” Think about it, a smoker has to reach in his or her pocket or purse and find the smokes, shake out just one cigarette and poke it in his or her mouth, then he or she has to reach into his or her pocket or purse and find a lighter or punch the car lighter,and then light the smoke. while smoking the cigarette, the smoker has to hang his or her head sideways to keep the smoke from burning their eyes,and when the cigarette burns down,they have to do something with the ashes, in the ash tray or out the window. If this is not amp”distracted drivingamp” I don’t know what is.
My point is if our Legislature passes a no cell phone use in vehicles law, I say amp”smokers watch out, you are next. Do you see wher I am going with this? It would give a police officer the authority to pull anyone over for anything, and while 95 percent of them will not abuse these new laws,there are always a few who will. I have already had a run in with one in south Mississippi.
Give an inch, take a mile
Doug Jordan
New Albany

Socialism usually runs out of others’ money
Going all the way back to the 1960s, the seeds for “Too Big to Fail” were planted under LBJ’s “Great Society” along with many social programs. Instead of teaching people how to think differently and how to change their lifestyles, they were awarded taxpayer-funded welfare.
The USDA was formed and today is responsible for administering taxpayer-funded subsidies and programs to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
Then along came the taxpayer-funded bailout (welfare) for the automakers and the giant banks along with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Since taxpayer-funded welfare (bailouts) has become the American way, many in the “occupy” movement are demanding bailouts for their college loans. Others are demanding to be bailed out for purchasing homes they could not afford.
The reason why Tea Party protesters have been vilified and marginalized by most in the media is because they have been shouting at the top of their lungs, “Stop!” Most politicians will only give lip service to all of the above, because they know any serious considerations of cutting off the welfare drug spells political suicide.
We desperately need leaders and journalists who will speak and write the message former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher proclaimed to her people, “The problem with socialism (social programs and welfare) is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
Stephen Schrock
Prairie

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