NEW CASTLE —
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 —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
School musicals earn praise from attendee
Editor, The News: One thing I love about spring are the musicals the local high schools perform.
GOP shows no concern for those sent to war
Editor, The News: Here I go again.
Exploiting state champs in order to make money
Editor, The News: It’s been a few weeks since the New Castle boys basketball team capped off a tremendous season by winning the state championship.
Sebelius resignation follows vow to fight
Editor, The News: Kathleen Sebelius was honored at a garden party to celebrate her resignation and the pseudo fact that she orchestrated the signup of 7.5 million people into Obamacare.
Public offered praise for school art show
Editor, The News: We usually procrastinate on writing letters to anyone, but this one was on the top of our list of things to do.
Government must serve all people in the nation
Editor, The News: Bernie Sanders is thinking about running for president.
Failing to watch Fox means missing news
Editor, The News: Leftist Michigan Democratic Congressman John Dingell, talking about Obamacare said, “It takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put legislation together to control the people.”
America’s politicians must serve as leaders
Editor, The News: We love our families and this great country, but looking ahead doesn’t it gives us pause to be concerned about our grandkids and great-grandkids?
Clarence Thomas, wife raise conflict concerns
Editor, The News: As expected and lacking citation, Tea Partier Patty Jenkins maliciously diverts unfounded attention to President Obama instead of Clarence Thomas as the true culprit of shredding the Constitution (March 20).
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form