published Monday, April 7th, 2014

Judges and the law and other letters to the editors

Judges and the law

Our judges are so deep in legalities they cannot see the law. Take the Hobby Lobby case. Our country's Declaration of Independence declares our Creator endowed unalienable right to life. That right begins when human life begins, which is when the half human sperm and the half human egg combine to form the wholly human being. Abortion kills that human being, so abortion is murder. The U.S. government is asking Hobby Lobby to pay for insurance policies financing abortion- causing drugs (i.e. murder) and courts need to argue this? Similarly, federal judges ruling on same-sex marriage are hallucinating protected classes. They imagine one to be African-Americans and another "homosexuals" (a word already delusional, for sex requires male and female). Laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman are supposedly like Jim Crow laws undermining the rights of a protected class. Even were that right, having protected classes violates the 14th amendment's "equal protection" clause. But blacks were never a protected class; they had civil rights because the constitution made race a forbidden criterion for discrimination. Sexual disorientation is no such criterion. Harvey Milk may dress in blackface, but he's not Jim Crow. Unfortunately, our judges cannot tell the difference.

DR. BRIAN HALE, Red Bank


What about other schools

It is sad all the schools that need new buildings can't be accommodated. What's even sadder is the bickering this is causing among parents. I recognize that CSLA is nationally recognized. I recognize they have been waiting 25 years for a new school. Falling Water Elementary is 100 years old. Ganns Middle Valley is 75 years old. I have to ask the CSLA parents, "Do the children who go to those schools not matter?" My son is a fourth-grader at Ganns. He will never see a new Ganns school, but Ganns and Falling Water both need new schools. I find it amazing both schools continue to stand, and it's a shame a number of CSLA parents can't teach their children sometimes there are people who need something more than they do. Thirty years ago, I went to the same Falling Water that stands today. I understand how the CSLA parents feel; I honestly do. But before David Cook or any CSLA parent says "what's right is right," ask yourselves, "is ignoring the other schools or children just because you are recognized nationally right?"

CHARLES DAVIDSON, Hixson


Don't revise U.S. history

In the recent Sunday edition of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 23, there appears to be an attempt by an officer of the Heritage Foundation, James Jay Carafano, to rewrite the history of the second Iraq war. The Heritage Foundation is thought by many to be a Republican think tank, likely an oxymoron. In his article, he writes, "The U.S. went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan to eradicate terrorist forces that had killed thousands of Americans, and threatened to kill many more." Foolish me, I thought for years we were told by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney that we went to war with Iraq because Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, though none were found. I guess in Mr. Carafano's Heritage world, if the facts do not comport with the decision, change the facts.

ARCHIE THURMAN

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Dr. Hale, do you condone slavery because it was instituted by your Creator (not my creator, just yours)?

Do you demand that women are to be submissive to their husbands?

Do you advance that unruly children should be killed?

Do you suggest that any girl found not to be a virgin by their new husband should be put to death?

Do you believe that the illiterate pretensions of scientific knowledge in the Bible is true?

What kind of doctor are you? A Bible doctor of ancient superstitions or a modern scientific doctor? Luke didn't go to university. If you take the Bible literally, why did you go to school? Wasn't your God's divine revelation enough?

Seems if you take your Bible literally you must take all of it literally and act accordingly.

April 7, 2014 at 8:07 a.m.
LibDem said...

A spokesperson like Dr. Hale makes abortion an attractive option.

April 7, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

Dr. Hale, this is the extent of your God's respect for life: he slaughtered little children and babies (not to mention innocent women and men) by the hundreds of thousands, whose primary sin was not belonging to his "chosen" people the Israelites. You and your pro-life (a misnomer if ever there was one) ilk are always trying to make the Biblical case that a microscopic zygote inside a woman is more deserving of rights and protection than the woman herself. But apparently your God didn't value the life of zygotes or fully formed babies either, unless they were lucky enough to belong to his "chosen" people.

Your God also had no problem whatsoever with most of the male leaders of his privileged, chosen tribe having multiple wives and concubines. So who really knows what his notion of the ideal marriage is supposed to be? But for you the answer is easy, isn't it? Just choose the verse that suits your bigoted sensibilities the best and allows you to go on condemning that which you do not understand or agree with.

You cafeteria Christians are a funny lot, picking only those Bible verses that fit in with the comfort zone of your mindset and ignoring the rest. Don't dare try to fall back on your Bible as being God's holy word when you leave so many of those "holy" words lying there on the steam table in your cafeteria of selective morality.

April 7, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
wallyworld said...

Never argue with stupid people, they'll drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience ~ Mark Twain

April 7, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.
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