Treat clerks the same as Conway
Kentucky's constitution protects the civil rights of all, including their "right of conscience." Section 1 states that people have the right to defend their liberties, worship almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience and freely communicate their thoughts. Section 5 ends with "no human authority shall, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience."
Attorney General Jack Conway refused to continue to appeal a ruling striking down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban after his initial appeal was rejected. He repeatedly injected his personal opinions into his public announcement and ended with "for those who disagree, I can only say that I am doing what I think is right."
What is the legal justification for allowing Conway, the state's chief lawyer, to exercise his conscience and yet deny county clerks the same privilege? The precedent was set by Conway not the county clerks. No officials should consider themselves above the law, especially those with ambition. Equality and justice must be dispensed fairly and all elected officials must avoid any risk or appearance of impropriety.
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Serving bad advice
So-called child psychologist John Rosemond has stepped over the line into child abuse. The issue is how to deal with a four-year-old who declines to eat what the parents have prepared for dinner. Rosemond doesn't bother to ask what they have prepared, nor does he care. Rosemond does not ask whether an attempt has been made to determine food allergies, food intolerances, etc.
Instead, he proposes to punish the child not only by depriving them of nutrition, but by making food into a far bigger deal than is warranted. Want to lay the groundwork for lifelong eating disorders? Bulimia, anorexia, food addiction? Just follow his instructions. Make sure that the child knows that punishment, withdrawal of love and social isolation are related to food.
This is about the parents' need to be worshipped by the child and to control. No decent parent would try to starve a four-year-old because the child has no taste for what the parents' prefer. This is so wrong.
Any parent who follows this advice needs to be hauled into court and from court directly to jail.
If you favor gun control look at the places that have it: Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Detroit, Washington D.C. Next read the Second Amendment and understand that it's your legal right to bear arms. Then read the British government's intentions to collect and control arms before the battles at Lexington and Concord.
Next look at the way the law smiles on violent criminals flooding our society. Then acknowledge the Muslim terrorists roaming freely in American cities, who have committed numerous acts against unarmed citizens and will commit more. Then mix in 8,000 violent illegal criminals from God knows where, who have been turned back into U.S. communities by a federal government unwilling to punish lawbreakers.
If you do all these things and still favor gun control, you surely disregard dangers to your own family, disrespect the Constitution, and dishonor the basic precepts of our Founding Fathers, who were far wiser than the clowns now posing as American leaders. Edmund Burke said it best, "The masses are asses." Don't put yourself in that crowd, it's dangerous and contrary to natural law.
Spruce up Explorium
I strongly agree with the writer about the Explorium. Several years ago I took my grandchildren there and was shocked at the condition of the exhibits, especially the interactive ones. It is also very dirty. I returned two years ago and it was the same.
I am ashamed of our Children's Museum and will never suggest anyone go there. Visitors are probably alarmed at the condition.
The arts and crafts area outside the museum is very good, but you can only go there if you pay the admission to the Explorium.
Someone needs to visit other museums and see what they offer. My question: Do the people in control realize this condition or do they even care about it?
In reading the commentaries about General John Hunt Morgan and other Confederate statues, there seemed to be a suggestion the best thing to do would be to "put 'em in their place."
Sound familiar? Grrrr.