Kudos to Brits
Congratulations to the British people, who extricated themselves from the oppressive morass that was the European Union in return for taking control of their own economic and political destiny.
Fie on our clueless President Obama, who dared lecture the British about the perils of leaving the EU.
Just as the Revolutionary War patriots in this country exited governance from King George III, the Brits have now turned the tables and exited governance from the minions and gnomes of Brussels, and sent a stunning rebuke to King Obama.
I’ve finally heard enough that I need to voice my concern. While I appreciate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community struggle, I get angry every time someone compares it to the civil rights struggle, because frankly there is no comparison.
When U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch compared the two, I felt the need to say something.
During the civil rights era, people were lynched in front of cheering crowds with the law standing nearby and sometimes even assisting. Folks were beaten, torn to pieces by dogs, snatched from their homes in the middle of the night never to be seen again, water hosed, kept from shopping at certain stores, made to enter through the back doors at some businesses, blocked at the entrances of colleges, made to “test” when failure was sure in order to vote and even killed for trying to vote.
They dared not even try to walk through certain neighborhoods or try to use the local swimming pool.
This is just a minuscule picture of what people of color went through. So please, don’t compare the two struggles, because the similarities just don’t exist.
I live in Kansas, where Jesus weeps each time a Republican votes.
Kansas City, Kan.
As both a cradle Catholic and a clinical laboratory scientist, I am responding to the Catholic bishops who oppose the “Body Worlds and The Cycle of Life” exhibit at Union Station (6-17, Letters).
This exhibit is educational in intent, not merely entertainment. For many years, people have donated their bodies to science for the benefit of others. Viewing these bodies with various organs/systems on display may well spark interest in anatomical science leading to careers in medical fields or, at the very least, educate attendees about their own bodies so they can better understand the need to take care of themselves.
As stated by Francis Collins, science is truly the language of God. By exposing our minds to the wonders of the human body, we can more fully appreciate what God has given to us.
I am always amused and somewhat annoyed by those who constantly bemoan wall-to-wall weather reports or inane commercials on television.
Here’s a simple solution: Turn off the TV.
The Kansas City Star daily prints vile criticism of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump written by self-anointed opinion makers who are sore that they were so wrong about his candidacy. They seem to want to steer us, again, to a safe establishment figure.
How has that worked out? We got George W. Bush in 2000. Then 9/11 happened on his watch despite some evidence that he ignored former president Bill Clinton’s warnings and was asleep at the helm.
He invaded a country that defeated Russia, with our help, and Russia doesn’t much like us either. Then Bush sent U.S. troops into a country with no weapons of mass destruction and a record of hating terrorists.
As perhaps a backlash, we elected Barack Obama as president and a whole passel of Republicans who hate anything Obama says or does. Never mind why.
So we are now saddled with lingering wars and growing national debt and constant cat fighting over bathrooms and religious freedom.
You want more of the same? Vote for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. That would appease big money, and big media and those pompous asses could turn their writing to new targets.
You want to take a chance? I do.
What’s that old saying? “When in a hole, stop digging.” Or insanity is doing the same old thing expecting new results.