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OPINION April 25, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

Plastic rights

Dear editor:

Congratulations to our state legislators for standing firm against the assault on our rights to get plastic products. They courageously voted to make it illegal for cities to outlaw the use of plastic stuff. The lawmakers used evidence from Facebook that showed cities were conspiring to "come get our plastic." Laws were going to be passed to outlaw plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic jugs, plastic straws, and even Styrofoam.

It's our constitutional right to slurp drinks through plastic straws, tote our stuff home from stores in plastic bags, and, tend to our hot food hunger in those little plastic and Styrofoam containers. I'm proud our brave state representatives locked arms with the plastic industry to stop the liberal left, climate-changing communists' war on plastic products.

Now, we should make sure our garbage dumps are fully used, and stop throwing plastic stuff out on the roads.

Protect your personal plastic rights.

Gary Grogan

Hot Springs

Anti-common sense

Dear editor:

I grow weary and sad knowing that our good state has a present majority Legislature of anti-common sense and anti-science. The stupidity of its actions this session grows by the week.

Denying one under 18 to receive any medical treatment for a hopeful transgender person is a possible stimulant for suicide. Are our members unaware that already four suicide attempts have occurred since their action? Is it ignorance or just that they do not care? Are they aware of the nationwide suicide rate of those suffering utter frustration and trauma due to being out of place and not fitting in with the stereotype of normality?

Does this majority Legislature really believe that no exception should be made with rape or incest in cases of abortion? Are they ignorant to or just noncaring of the desires of a female wanting her own child born of love or of the desires of a female delivering a child with as much normal mind and physical attributes as possible?

And their latest questionable act is to ban any sex education in public schools. I thought we learned better when that subject was covered in the 1980s. How very unthoughtful for 2021. Just who winds up paying for unwanted children? Taxpayers like those who made such ridiculous laws.

I was so proud of my home state successfully moving toward public integration with little violence compared with Boston, Massachusetts and Kansas City, Mo., and other areas. I grew up with the injustices of segregation in the urban areas (little if any my rural Arkansas). Very separate but never equal! And now we seem to be moving backward. Our public education has supposedly improved greatly since the '50s. The products are failing to demonstrate it.

Now we cannot say "Thank God for Mississippi." They may be close behind but we now in politics get to claim being Number One Non-Caring, Non-Thinking in Careless Acts of Ignorance!

John W. "Doc" Crawford

Hot Springs

Liberal lies

Dear editor:

I would like to ask Maxine Waters, Sharpton, Schumer, Harris, Pelosi, Obama, AOC, Schiff, Swalwell, DeBlasio, Nadler, Warren, and a few hundred other liberals, "Why do you hate a white cop who kills a Black man and President Donald J. Trump, more than you hate the Black men who shoot and kill half a dozen Black people, from infants to the elderly every weekend in Chicago?"

These poor people go into the grave with no fancy funeral (George Floyd) no demonstration, no objections to their murder, no nothing! They may as well have never been born as far as the fake defenders of the Black people liberals are concerned!

They are full of compassion for the illegals, (give them cash, insurance, housing) but none for the "American" Black people living no better than the illegals they want to take in. Why are they getting away with all this garbage year after year? Liberals are best at ruining lives! Transgender youth are growing by leaps and bounds and anyone who thinks this is normal, or that they will ever be normal, are deceiving themselves. It is evil and absolutely un-Godly! I said that liberals are full of compassion for the illegals -- I misspoke -- they are harvesting future votes -- just like they did in 2020.

The socialists want to silence us -- just like they did to President Donald J. Trump because he told the truth -- we saw votes swapped from Trump to Biden but they want to make us afraid to say so. How about that for a "free" country? Donald Trump was canceled for saying what he saw!

A lot of people aren't taking it lying down! I gave the letter out of last Sunday's paper (4-11) to my son but I think the writer's name was "Sowell," it is comforting and encouraging to know we still have some people with a working brain in their head. God bless!

Back to George Floyd, if you don't think I know what I'm talking about -- if God would have allowed him to have a peek at that "funeral of all funerals," he would have thought they put him in the wrong box! No kidding! Where was all this "love" when I needed it? Fake! Fake! Fake!

Add to your prayer list -- it's bad enough that adults are buying into the lie that transgender is the new answer to anything -- but pray that parents will love their children and take them to God, not a malpracticing medical man.

Hey PINO Joe! Whatcha know? Oh, that's right! You don't know!

God save America!

Mary Robinson

Hot Springs

'Played' by liberals

Dear editor:

The race-baiters, along with the mainstream media and most of the left, will not let up. They are doing their best to promote racial division in this country and, unfortunately, they are succeeding.

There are over 225,000 homeless Blacks in the USA. Many others live in squalor in liberal plantations (inner cities) where violent crime is a way of life.

Over 7,000 Blacks are homicide victims every year, over 90 percent killed by other Blacks. Yet, we are supposed to believe that less than a dozen Black felons, all resisting arrest, killed by police is the biggest issue in the Black community. Wake up, you are being played by the liberals as they are terrified they are losing their grip on your allegiance. Donald Trump showed you there is a way out of the ghetto and the left can't have that.

Tom Koski

Hot Springs Village

God of justice

Dear editor:

God is not only a God of love and mercy but is also one of law and order as well as justice. Yes, He is a God of justice who is absolutely concerned about right and wrong.

He is the originator of the very concept of law and He expects His divine laws to be greatly respected and followed for our own good. The Ten Commandments are not just suggestions!

God tells us through His written revelation, the Bible -- "Blessed are those ... who walk according to the law of the Lord." (Psalm 119:1). Blessings for obeying God and His ways are also promised for nations as well as for individuals. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." (Psalm 33:12).

Laws and orderliness are essential. The same thing is true for our civilizations. Without order, there is disorder, chaos and anarchy!

Laws must be maintained. Our societies have long realized that so that law enforcement officers (policemen) have been employed.

In our greatly troubled nation today, there are unfortunately organized evil (ungodly) groups of left-wing liberal radicals who are trying to bring down our beloved nation and also attempting to do away with the police! What do all of you think is going to happen in America without policemen to enforce the laws and to help protect us? Do you really have to think very hard to understand it? Obviously, evil will reign!

These evil forces are doing their best to destroy America from within instead of attacking us from the outside! How can anyone support the present-day Democratic Party that is being run by ultra left-wing radicals?

Some people try real hard to find fault with our brave policemen who are practically the only thing protecting us from the bad guys! How dumb and misguided can they be? Our nation won't be fit to live in without our policemen to protect us from the criminals!

Listen to what God says about our policemen who risk their lives for us every day.

1. "Obey the government, for God is the one who has put it there ...

2. So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow.

3. For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well.

4. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose." (Romans 13:1-4, The Living Bible)

If a policeman tells someone to do something, they should always cooperate. We see serious problems frequently in the news caused by a lack of cooperation!

All Christians should pray often for the safety of our most valuable policemen.

We should be very supportive of our heroic policemen and instead of defunding them, they should be getting paid more for doing this dangerous job!

Lloyd Hoffman

Hot Springs

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