Letter to the Editor


First Posted: 8/31/2009

To the Editor,

Tim Caudles letter about the death of Senator Ted Kennedy was quite enlightening.
In terms of our system of government, I had not realized that the majority of the citizens of Massachusetts were so ill informed as to have repeatedly elected such a terrible man into office for over 40 years. I did not know that those Republican politicians who were present for the Senators public services were there because they thought so little of him. I did not know that all those Republicans who issued public statements in tribute of Senator Kennedy were all liars. I did not know that United States senators could only vote on or submit legislation pertaining to their respective states.
In terms of Christianity as a whole, I did not know that all of the good one does in ones life is negated by any mistakes. I always thought that even a murderer on his/her deathbed could be forgiven under the tenants of
Christianity.
I did not know that the government was responsible for the eternal souls of women, thereby requiring the outlawing of abortion. I did not know the government was responsible for the eternal souls of homosexuals, thereby requiring the outlawing of homosexual marriage. It seems that Kennedys stances on these particular issues were obviously against government control. I thought that the final judgment was between God and the person, not God and the government.
In terms of human behavior, I did not know that people who have addictions to alcohol could never stop drinking. I did not know that men who chase women could not stop that behavior. In terms of societal norms, I did not know that all people whose families have money are required to go flip burgers just to say they had a real job. I thought being a United States senator was a real job and one of the most demanding in our whole country.
I did not know that people with money should not hire the best legal representation possible. I also did not know that we should not still love our fathers, sons, husbands, and brothers who have made mistakes. How dare we shed one tear for them! Outcasts they shall be! How ignorant I was!
I sure hope that Tim writes to all the government facilities in the area to see if they will give him those shamed flags. Then he can round up all the cat farmers in the area and have a big bonfire. Those flags will then have been honorably put out of their misery.
Susan Coe
Dobson

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