There are a lot of mentally deranged people who are absolutely convinced they don't need psychological counseling or other psychiatric intervention . . . but, so often their actions prove otherwise.
I'll agree with Mr. Gordy on one thing: there are too many "oblivious, uneducated voters." It sounds like he's among the ill-educated and oblivious, but perhaps he recognizes that that's a problem.
timbo, I disagree. More guns will not stop gun violence anymore than more alcohol will stop drunk driving. One problem is that the gun-rights crowd refuses to accept any kind of questioning of their unbridled love of firearms. They get riled at the mere suggestion that they exercise more care and self-restraint.
I've lived more than 65 years in small towns and large cities (Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Nashville) and there has NEVER been a situation that would have been improved by me having a gun. In fact, quite the opposite is true. I don't know whether paranoiacs are drawn to guns, but it sure seems that way.
Good letters today. Thanks to all for writing.
I disagree with timbo, and think there is at least a possibility that Corker will eventually become the kind of non-partisan statesman Tennesseans need.
Right you are, Plato. Unfortunately, Bill Haslam has either no spine or no brain . . . and maybe he's lacking both. He wants the status and title of Governor while abandoning the normal people he is supposed to represent.
Bush (43) & Cheney thought it would be fun to "liberate" Iraq from Saddam's thumb even though they knew he was all that was keeping the Shiites and Iran in check. Thousands of American lives have been lost or ruined due to that arrogant invasion, and we're still seeing the result of that unnecessary and unfunded intervention.
And, I want a tax-funded temple to the goddess Diana.
All the liberals I know in TN are healthy, active, and ethical. If they left the state, we'd have an even lower health ranking.
Also, health problems are caused by many factors unrelated to morals. Ignorance of what constitutes a healthy diet and lifestyle is a major factor. A steady diet of processed fast "food" packed with sugar, preservatives, and hydrogenated fat is the cause of many health problems. And, health is also affected when people spend way too many hours spent in front of the "boob tube" instead of enjoying outside activities.