Letters to the Editor

Dec. 10 Letters to the Editor: Martyrs, socialists, Rand Paul

Christian martyrs

I have a modest proposal. I propose we bring back the custom of feeding Christians to lions.

Several advantages. Help rid Christians of rampant materialism and Christian hate. Anguished cries of Christians fed to lions might provoke Jesus to make his long-delayed return, resolve the mystery of where he has been so long. Give Christians a chance to display their sincerely held religious beliefs.

What better display than Christian martyrdom? Kim Davis and her lawyers could really put on a show when the lions are loosed upon them. Also help Matt Bevin find jobs for Kentuckians, construction of a Colosseum in every community, all the vendors hawking food and souvenirs for the iniquitous non-believers in attendance. Raise enough money for health insurance for all, fund pensions for teachers. Give the good governor a chance to prove what a good Christian he is, volunteer to be first martyr, display his own sincerely held religious beliefs, avoid having to reveal tax returns.

Problem: Deplete Kentucky of all good Christians eager to display sincerely held religious belief, we are left with none but the wicked. Surviving Christian lawyers would sue, proclaim the martyrs had been denied religious liberty.

Well, it's just a modest proposal.

William Sutton

Richmond

No to mosque

In the wake of the Muslim attacks in Paris, I hereby demand that the construction of a Muslim mosque on Armstrong Mill Road not be allowed.

Gilbert Jones

Lexington

Then and now

Remember back to one of the most exciting days of your life.

You studied hard. You practiced many times. You were ready. Your test vehicle passed the safety inspection. Then the state trooper sat down in the passenger seat and said, “Let's do it.”

Radio was off. No other passengers. You paid attention to what the trooper said. You paid attention to how you drove. You used the turn signals. You did not speed. You parked between the lines. You stopped at all the stop signs and stop lights. You allowed pedestrians to cross the street. You may not have received a perfect score, but you didn't do anything that was dangerous or unlawful. You were rewarded for your hard work and earned the right to drive a motor vehicle alone.

And now, the radio is blasting. You’re talking on the phone. You’re rolling through stop signs. You’re running red lights. You’re speeding. What would you do if you lost the privilege to drive? Drive anyway and gamble on not getting caught?

So return to that exciting day. Make sure all the lights on the car are operating. Slow down. Turn the volume down. Pay attention and drive as if that state trooper is next to you.

Bill Clemmons

Lexington

Stop hedging

Rand Paul is simply not a serious candidate for president.

No one admires a man who hedges his bets when running for high office. Paul is not all in and people know it. His poll numbers so far are terrible. He’s barely ahead of Pee Wee Herman, a dark horse to be sure.

Not blessed with charisma, youth or a personal fortune, Paul is left with his ambition and his message for America. He obviously is not succeeding anywhere except in his own mind. To have a fighting chance he must come out fighting.

The obvious advice for Paul is immediately renounce and end his simultaneous campaign for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat. Not to do so makes Paul look scared, weak and a loser. Paul should put his money where his mouth is. Prove he’s in the presidential race to win.

Make the hard choice, do it now, get out of the U.S. Senate race and man up.

Rick Wells

Lexington

No unity with Dems

Gov. Matt Bevin asked Kentuckians to unite to solve the issues that menace our state.

The same issues festered for the last eight years. Now, instead of introspection about the voters’ message, liberals attack the messenger. They denigrate Bevin's religion, my religion, and attack his promises. If these assaults by the so-called progressives are any indication, unity is unlikely.

Bipartisanship with this socialist-centric Democratic Party is impossible; the arrogance of their ideology prevents them from sharing the stage. If they were not such fanatics they might examine the message instead of dismissing the power it holds.

It's clear to every small-town Democrat that this once-powerful party of the working man is anything but. Today, the Democratic Party routinely places personal gain before personal honor and fringe politics as top priority, to the disrespect and disdain of God-fearing working people.

Until they purge their leadership of arrogant academic socialists, carpetbagger New England communists and the urban social hedonists, they will be confined to these constituents for their support. My best advice to Bevin: When meeting with a Democratic leader, have witnesses present and ask them to show both hands. Trust but verify is the watchword when working with these rascals.

Gary Montgomery

Lexington

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