July 9, 2013: Our readers write

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Watch where you drive

Molly was our 2-year-old Australian Shepherd. We got her from a little girl giving puppies away in front of Wal-Mart. Despite being a mixed breed, Molly was 100 percent pure dog that never met a stranger. She wagged her tail so much we often called her “Wiggly Butt” instead of Molly.

One morning we let her out to do her business and she spotted a neighbor and took off to see him. As she puttered across the road with her tail wagging a speeding motorist hit her so hard she sailed 30 feet and came to rest at the curb. In  the past, I have heard callous young men, who bragged about mowing down a dog say, “Well the dog shouldn’t have been in the street.” 

Yes, that’s true, but would you say that to a judge if it had been a child? 

Our neighbor, who witnessed it all, said the driver made no attempt to slow down or avoid hitting Molly but instead plowed right through like the dog deserved to be hit for getting in his way. 

Our family is devastated. Nothing will ever be the same because we had grown to love Molly as one of our own. We are responsible and had made certain to restrain and supervise Molly but it is impossible to be there every minute and it only took a moment to have her run over by someone who just didn’t care. 

Whoever you are, I hope that Jesus touches your heart and reminds you that all of God’s creatures are worth much more than the sum of their parts. You didn’t just run over a worthless animal that was in your way, you ripped a family’s heart out. 

Bill Michael



Uncommon sense

I was setting in my doctor’s office the other day and picked up a magazine from several years ago. Just to pass the time, I began reading an article about common sense. It seems a study was done by some school somewhere where they had ask a bunch of students if they thought they (the students) had “common Sense’ Most said they did, many said they had more than most people. The students then were given a test to measure their common sense. Yes, most of them failed the test. This got me to thinking about some of the people I have had to work with over the years. This musing left me with the following conclusion; common sense isn’t very common, especially among my liberal friends. Let me explain; 

Liberals, by and large, are against capital punishment but support abortion on demand; in short, they sup-port protecting the guilty and are fine with killing the innocent. No common sense there. Liberals must believe that self-esteem and respect are more important than actually doing something to earn it. Just look at how the welfare system works. No common sense there. Liberals believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried is because the right people haven’t been in charge. Once again, no common sense.

I could go on with examples like the three above, but I think my point is made. The examples above sadly prove the liberal mind lacks common sense. 

L.E. Wright