published Friday, November 29th, 2013

Tattoos give people confidence and other letters to the editors

Tattoos give people confidence

It was because of my grandma telling me "No more tattoos!" that I wanted to see if everyone felt the same way she did or if my youthful interest in tattoos was simply a trend. It seems we have a fairly even split, mostly divided by age and class. I looked specifically into the self-confidence effects of tattoos and found that after being "tatted," most people feel significantly better about that part of their body and make an effort to actually show off that part. In a country where 45 million people have at least one tattoo, you would think more would be accepting and see the positive aspects. Tattoos are actually a huge boost to one's confidence and we, as a country, should work harder to promote self-belief and reliance and stop working so hard to make everyone feel socially sub-par. I personally have three tattoos that I love and feel great about and I would not get rid of a single one. This is the new age where tattoos and piercings are just an everyday thing -- truly works of art and should not be handled so harshly.


Abortion and the Constitution

Do you know what the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade is about? When asked, people say abortion. Well, it's not. It's about the right to privacy. Many people mistakenly think the Constitution is a religious document. It's not. Our founding fathers, and especially the first five presidents, were for separation of church and state. An abortion will not ever occur in my family, ever. But I don't have the right to speak or act for others, and a woman should have the right of privacy in the first 20 weeks to choose whether to bring a fetus to term. But the question is: Are you really against abortion? If you have never adopted a child and taken it into your home and raised it as your own then you cannot say with all honesty you're against abortion. But I sent money to an orphanage. No, give real Christian love in your home. I've heard a number as high as eight in 10 people in prison were raised in foster homes. Furthermore, if you committed such a reckless act of conception, we should be able to do without your defective

DNA. DAVID BEAN, Chatsworth, Ga.

Mind your parts of speech

In the article in Saturday's paper about grammar and the use of "can" and "canned" when talking about signs in the grocery store, the writer erred in saying that "canned" was a verb. "Canned" certainly may be a verb, as in, "she canned the vegetables." However, when the phrase is "canned vegetables," "canned" is being used as an adjective. Similar adjectives used with "vegetables" might be "frozen" and "fresh."

JOHN BORDLEY, Sewanee, Tenn.

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CarolinaGal said...

Roe v Wade is about the right to kill unborn children. The "privacy" line is an excuse. The "separation of church and state" line is a gross distortion of the meaning from a letter, and not in the Constitution. The convenience killing of unborn innocent children is a shameful period of our history. I do not have to adopt to have a just claim to the immorality of such an act.

November 29, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.
ToHoldNothing said...

The letter was written by one of the major composers of the Constitution, so it's not a stretch to say that was his thought process in terms of what the establishment clause meant.

Roe v. Wade is about privacy in relation to decisions of abortion. As morally repugnant as people think it is, it is not the place of the government to dictate to people whether they can do it, at least within medical confines, which as I recall, is still limited to 20-25 weeks: essentially medical viability of a fetus outside the womb. You want to stop abortion: make advanced artificial womb technology. Until then, sex education is the best solution: encouraging responsible and safe sex.

November 29, 2013 at 4:45 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

The tattoo writer's humor is too subtle, it is likely lost on most

November 29, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.
conservative said...

The only thing good about tattoos is that it makes it easier to give the police a description of the criminal.

November 30, 2013 at 8:16 a.m.
conservative said...

Well DAVID BEAN, Chatsworth, Ga., those who murder their unborn do it in privacy, the privacy you want them to have so that no one will know they murdered their unborn. They have so much hate for their unborn that they will not even bring their baby into the world so that he/she could be adopted.

You are the typical Liberal who uses the word love as a cover for your sins of Homosexuality and the muder of your unborn.

November 30, 2013 at 8:32 a.m.
Hunter_Bluff said...

I see conservative has to work homosexuality into his comments this morning. Off topic sir. There appears to be plenty of topics in the letters to which you can judge others this morning without the need for bringing up a favorite topic of yours.

November 30, 2013 at 8:42 a.m.
Hunter_Bluff said...

I hope tattoos yield the wearers something in the trade for a life time commitment to a decision that many of them made when they were young. I don't see it and I don't have one but I support the rights of Americans to choose to have a tattoo (or more).

November 30, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.
conservative said...

Hunter Bluff , pointing out sin is not the judgment for the sin. That judgment has been set forth by God in His word.

November 30, 2013 at 9:20 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

Con-man....STFU! You are the last person on earth to know the meaning of the word love. You are the biggest effin' hypocrite alive. Take your self-righteousness and stick it where the sun don't shine. There is no eternal hell but I honestly believe that there might be a special hell created for people like you. You are one pathetically twisted little man.

November 30, 2013 at 1:01 p.m.
fairmon said...

I refused to hire people that had a tattoo or piercing showing. It is legal to not offer them a job. Both are an indication of mental attitudes that object to anyone with an obligation to direct work behavior.

December 1, 2013 at 12:21 a.m.
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