No Horsing Around
(re: The Capitolist, April 4-10)
I think the most cynical aspects of the pro-slaughter argument is the false pretense of compassion: that we're humanely removing old or unsound horses to protect them from suffering. They don't believe that themselves do they?
The truth is that 92 percent of horses sent to slaughter are young and sound. They're just the remainders of overbreeding by the horse industry, and they will feed that pipeline once it's in place.
Just follow the money to understand more!
Sum it up ...
Failing, red-dressed, Fallin has failed the citizens of Oklahoma one more time!
There is an alternative humane method, i.e. a statewide veterinarian assisted program with a respectful burial. We want it!
Forever, known as the GOOD FRIDAY SLAUGHTER HOUSE GOVNENOR!
Too bad it is not enough to impeach!
(re: Letters, April 4-10)
Tony Leach's position on republican vs. democracy form of government would be correct if the 17th Amendment had not been passed. The founding fathers of this country published many papers and books concerning the cost of the "low information voter" to the fundamental fabric of government's job to protect the rights of the few over the many. Thomas Jefferson was very verbose about the dangers of a democracy.
The 17th Amendment, at first glance and to those unaware, seems benign. A closer look shows a fundamental change to our form of government. Before the 17th Amendment each state representative was to vote for a Senate member. Very simply, the job of the Senate is to "police" the government from itself. (Checks and balances.) The proponents of the 17th said: "Hey, let's all govern by majority vote." This is the definition of a democracy. The emotion of the "low information voter" carried the vote.
Regardless of what the rest of the constitution says, by majority vote, the form of government was fundamentally changed from a republic to democracy by passing the 17th Amendment.
There has been many an amendment passed that has been damaging to the fabric of individual rights (protected by a Republic) to those of the rights of many over the few (a Democracy). Prohibition is right at the top of the list. Right now there is a certain fraction of our society that is pushing their version of us over them. Populous majority view vs. the individual's right. They mistakenly believe when this is decided by the Supreme Court (of course in their favor) they will not be next on the chopping block of sacrificing their precious "rights." The First Amendment is supposed to protect the individual from the government. The individual is now meaningless in today's democracy form of government.
Those that are manipulating this faction have an agenda. Once individual rights are quashed (again), in favor of the rights of the many, they will then set their sights on the very fraction they supported (manipulated) to push their continuance of this democracy.
They are unaware that they are unaware ...
A Good Guy
(re: Pugilistics, April 4-10)
If you are a lucky (Oklahoma Blood Institute) blood donor, you may occasionally get a phone message from (MMA emcee and television host K.C. Lupp) asking you to donate blood for fellow Oklahomans. K.C. does.
Just one more thing to add to his busy schedule! Thank you KC!
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