Viewpoints

So easy to discriminate

Dear editor: Our state Legislature has passed a law to allow discrimination against some of our fellow citizens. It is so easy to discriminate! To think "Them" and "Us." Often this is done in the name of what is written in the Bible. For example, there were slaves in the Bible, weren't there?

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Gov. Jindal at odds with business after years as allies

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Gov. Bobby Jindal spent the first seven years of his terms in office giving millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to attract businesses to Louisiana, touting those efforts around the country as fueling job creation and an economic development boom.

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Remember that children are our community's future

I have enjoyed reading the opinions in this column for several years, but I have never shared my opinion in this forum. Over the past week, there have been numerous posts on the success of various school districts and the opinion of their priorities. First, I truly hope no one is rating districts by the new state grading system. I will be polite and say it is a flawed system at best.

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Women hold the key

Dear editor: Women hold the key to every culture. There is no exception unless there is a culture that includes no women. Women always have the first opportunity to influence the cultures in which they live, because they have the first main contacts with babies through breast-feeding and communication, and thus, teaching. Though exceptions to this occur, I am considering only what usually occurs.

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Waging unnecessary wars

Dear editor: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, once an aide to Gen. Colin Powell, said this about his Republican Party: "But I know what my political party wants.

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Hope for America?

Dear editor: Is there still hope for America? Will America survive or will she collapse and be destroyed, perhaps under the mighty hand of God's judgment?

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Perception is everything

Dear editor: Just a short time ago, I asked if anyone else shared my amazement at the intellectual prowess of Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton regarding his knowledge of the details of the negotiations with Iran, as well as his expert knowledge about the process of enriching uranium and the development of plutonium.

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Sheriff offers answers to new jail questions

This column is in response to the article written by David Showers which appeared in The Sentinel-Record on April 29, 2015, pertaining to the meeting of the Garland County Quorum Court's Public Health, Welfare and Safety Committee on April 27. The information presented at this meeting covered the first 100 days of my administration at the Garland County Sheriff's Department. I would like provide additional information on questions stemming from the article.

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OCC fights drug abuse

Dear editor: A couple of weeks ago, I read an article about the police being called out to a teenage party. I found out that the kids at the party were trading prescription drugs and drinking. I couldn't believe that a bunch of 14-year-olds would have access to prescription drugs and alcohol, none the less get together and do something like that.

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Importance of the law

EDITOR'S NOTE: Law Day is observed annually on May 1 to recognize the importance of the legal system in the United States. This year also marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, one of the foundational documents of the legal system. As part of the observance, The Sentinel-Record has featured a series of guest columns by members of the Garland County Bar Association. Today's final installment is by local attorney Terry P. Diggs.

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Questioning opposition

Dear editor: The only reason anyone would be against anti-discrimination legislation is because they have someone they want to discriminate against!

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Supports HS millage

Dear editor: My father died in December at age 96, and in his long and useful life, he said many wise things. He often said, for example, that it was easier to be against something than to be for something.

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Better safe than sorry

Dear editor: Well, well, well. Hooray for District 3 Director Becca Clark for sponsoring a proposed LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance for Hot Springs. Yes, there are some who may say this ordinance is not needed and unnecessary.

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Rights of the accused

EDITOR'S NOTE: Law Day is observed annually on May 1 to recognize the importance of the legal system in the United States. This year also marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, one of the foundational documents of the legal system. As part of the observance, The Sentinel-Record is featuring a series of guest columns by members of the Garland County Bar Association. Today's installment is by Deputy City Attorney Terry Askew.

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