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Editor, The News:
In the 1800s, Baron Acton is credited with the assertion “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
This in an interesting assertion to examine.
In the 1970s, during the anti-war movement, there were two prominent sides in the national debate. One side’s battle cry was “Make love, not war.” The other’s cry, the people in power, was “America, love it or leave it.”
With this in mind, it’s interesting to evaluate a current topic in our national debate, the legal definition of marriage.
The owner of the Chik-fil-A restaurants answered a question about the definition of marriage. He wasn’t standing on a soap box and pontificating his beliefs, he was merely answering an interviewer’s question.
He stated that he believed the Biblical definition to be correct. He was routinely castigated as a hatemonger in the national media and by certain mayors in large cities around the country. These mayors stated that Chik-fil-A was no longer welcome in their cities.
This doesn’t seem very tolerant of a person who was just answering a question.
I ask the question: Are we no longer allowed to answer questions honestly? Here’s a thought: Don’t ask a question if you can’t handle someone’s answer.
It’s also poignant to remember Acton’s assertion that power corrupts. It’s ironic how the protesters of the 1970s are now the people in power and how now they’ve changed their battle cry from “Make love, not war” to “This is my city, love it or leave it.”
In the movie “Ben Hur,” there is a telling moment when Ben Hur is confronted about his continued vendetta against his persecutor which has caused him to become just like his persecutor. It’s very intriguing to see what vengeance and an inability to forgive can do to a person.
NEW CASTLE —
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