Road etiquette safest for all
If you are driving and have the right of way at an intersection and see a bicyclist who does not have the right of way, please, just go.
Do not be nice by breaking traffic laws and waving them through, because you are not helping the cyclist; you are confusing them.
We can't see through your UV-blocking tinted windows. We see only the sun's reflection off your windshield. You end up screaming at us because you think we're ignoring you (when we can't see you) until enough cars build up behind you, honking like crazy, that you have no choice but to turn, as you should have in the first place.
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Yes, some cyclists are bad apples, changing lanes without signaling, riding on sidewalks and going the wrong direction. But most of us obey the law and hate it when other cyclists don't.
Include girls in STEM
I applaud the aims of the Verizon-supported program for minority males to encourage and support their interests in the STEM disciplines that was featured in the July 23 paper. The program is based at Kentucky State University and provides mentoring and experience to the participating students.
My concern is that it is limited to male students, it's called Minority Male Maker. What about the girls? Are there not equally talented girls who would benefit from this program? Limiting this program to boys sends a message to the girls that they cannot be expected to succeed in the STEM world.
This should have been made available to students of both genders, and the program would have been stronger had girls been able to participate.
Gay marriage illegal
Why have states if they are going to be forced to act like federal fiefdoms? Kentucky's constitution bans same-sex marriage because the people of Kentucky voted and said that is what they wanted.
Therefore, these county clerks who refuse to issue licenses to same-sex couples are following the state law as they are sworn to do.
The Supreme Court is not designed to make law; therefore, these clerks are not breaking any federal laws. Yet we are brainwashed into thinking that the federal government gives states their rights and that is wrong, as emphasized by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Just like with the sale of alcohol, forcing people to believe a certain way is wrong — whether you are a Christian or a non-Christian. Social issues belong with the states, not the federal government.
LGBT are bullies
Before World War II, Hitler had control of German media and schools. People were propagandized, brainwashed and coerced into believing they were the master race. Those who didn't go along were never heard from again. A small group controlled everything.
History repeats itself. The LGBT community is less than 2 percent of the population and a smaller portion of them bully, discredit or destroy anyone who thinks differently or speaks out against them.
They have the media, movies, schools and TV saying their way is OK. The liberal left believes that if you hear something enough it will be believed. Freedom of speech is out the window.
I am not against anyone in the LGBT lifestyle. They have freedom to do as they please but we will all be held accountable for our actions. God set a standard and gave it to us in his word. I challenge you to prove the Bible wrong.
I am no better than anyone else. I am not judging; that is up to the creator and patent holder. If I do wrong, I ask for forgiveness and help not to do it again. Someone already paid the price for me.
Harry Van Epps
Not U.S. of Abraham
Republican legislators want to pass a law to exempt county clerks from liability for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. This is typical of the Kentucky General Assembly's failure to understand our form of government— a constitutional republic.
Too many Kentuckians haven't accepted the fact that the commonwealth is a state of the United States of America. The separation of church and state voids the religious community's demand that marriage is between a man and woman or any other of the alleged religious myths. Citizens of the United States are equals.
It is amazing, with the advances made since it was revealed the Earth is not flat, there are those in our government who believe the mythical God of Abraham controls our lives from birth until death.
With our government, should the God of Abraham appear to dispute our country's separation of church and state, the alleged religious entity would have no say.
Billy Ray Wilson
Conservative libertarian Tea Party Republicans are all about totalitarianism, as were the people who wrote the books of the Bible. I can't believe people are using the Bible to defend their superstitious ways.
I just love these guys talking about the day of reckoning — when the Bible itself has already had a million days of reckoning. You people keep telling your lies long enough and loud enough and people will begin to believe them. Then you will have your rapture.
One of these days people are going to realize that books of the Bible were written by self-righteous males who thought they were absolutely right in their worldly thinking. They probably were influenced by ancient astronauts from outer space who they thought were gods.