Slow down before someone gets killed
A sad but important story: Once upon a time, there was a family of mallard ducks living peacefully on a country lake.
During springtime, residents enjoyed watching the new parents raise their ducklings. Their presence added an indescribable charm to the lake, and a feeling that all was well.
This feeling was violently destroyed last month, when a vehicle ran the family over, killing all but one.
The surviving bird cried out incessantly — whether from grief or loneliness, who will ever know? My question is, what kind of person could do this, and leave the broken bodies in the road?
If they had no regard for animal life, chances are they also have none for people.
This is Mariaville Lake I’m talking about, and there is a speed limit of 40 mph in our community for a good reason: people, pets and wildlife live here and walk this road every day.
Who or what will be the next victim? A dog? A cat? Heaven forbid, someone’s child? Two years ago, a neighbor was nearly killed by a careless driver.
For God’s sake people, your vehicle is equipped with a brake pedal — try using it! Or next time, you might be looking at a multi-million-dollar lawsuit, after you injure or kill a human being.
Think when you drive.
Mariaville Road is not a racetrack.
Democrats abandon reason on abortion
TV viewers will note that ads for medications frequently make a statement such as this: “If you are pregnant or planning to be, consult your doctor before taking Medication X as it may be harmful or fatal to an unborn baby.”
Got that? “UNBORN BABY.”
They do not advise that the medication may be harmful or fatal to “that mass of slowly differentiating cells in your womb.”
And fans of the raunchy comedy “The Big Bang Theory” —hardly fundamentalist religious entertainment — will remember that during Bernadette’s pregnancy, the cast members were enthralled by the sound of the unborn baby’s heartbeat and her movements.
Yet following the adoption of the restrictive law by the Texas legislature, leftist politicians and the great moral authorities in Hollywood are comparing supporters of the law to the Taliban.
Two facts should be remembered: In his book “Dragons of Eden,” the agnostic scientist Carl Sagan described third-trimester abortions as “very close to murder,” and that in issuing its Roe v. Wade ruling, the Supreme Court found something in the Constitution called “a right to privacy” — a concept never mentioned in that document — and asserted that said right guaranteed access to abortion.
Even proponents of abortion understood the shaky nature of that reasoning.
But then reason has apparently nothing to do with the abortion debate if one is a Democrat.
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