Mr. Shearer, how misleading of you! What you want is for the government to tell people (especially women) what they can and can't do with their own bodies. That's what is really behind the "yes on 1" campaign. In contrast, the Tennessee state judiciary is charged with protecting individual rights. I'll certainly be voting "NO on 1."
Ms. Toerne, I'd probably agree with you if our schools (and school boards) were sensible enough to teach practical sex ed to teens so they learn how to avoid pregnancy when their hormones rage (as we know they will). "Abstinence only" has been a crashing failure. Teens need knowledge and access to birth control. Otherwise, those with "means" will find a way to abort an unwanted fetus while the poor and ignorant will continue to breed whether or not they really want to. Unwanted children are often abused and live very unhappy lives. That's not something to celebrate.
What a stupid, snarky column. Ron Hart is speaking only for his small-minded self.
We had a house-full of patriotic, native-born Americans watching the American Broadcasting Company's broadcast of the final game. Soccer is a great sport, although it takes some time and attention to learn the nuances that make the good contests fascinating. Too bad this column was written by a know-nothing who hasn't devoted any effort to learning about the great game. Maybe he got too many concussions playing the other football? Or, he just loves having commercial breaks spewing ads at him every 5 minutes.
I'm sick of Republican theatrics and strutting side shows. They cannot govern; all they do is throw sand in our faces and wrenches in the workings of government. What a despicable bunch. I once respected the GOP, but it has made a mockery of itself.
Mr. Cheatham, you've got a skewed view and fail to note that five Roman Catholic men voted against requiring corporations owned by manipulators of religion to give workplace health insurance to women for reproductive health. Yet, they would cover men who want Viagra! The other four Justices protect religious freedom by dissenting because workers should not have to kneel to a corporation's "religion."
oh, timbo . . . your comment is hilarious. And, if you are seeking lines of comparability, don't forget that men won't need Viagra if "they just cross their legs."
Mr. Whitely, you're right, except what about the hypocrisy of covering drugs like Viagra while refusing to cover contraception??
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.