Sound Off for Jan. 22, 2022

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Bad timing?

Listened to a voicemail this morning from U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo. It was from last evening saying he was sorry he missed me and wanted to invite me to a telephone town hall he was having in a few minutes. With that sort of advance notification, it’s obvious he really doesn’t want anyone in attendance.

New holiday

They should just make presidential elections a federal holiday and keep polls open with extended hours. A lot of the other election stuff can be dropped if that is done to give everyone in the country a fair chance to vote. The other option is losing our democracy and becoming a third world country.

Bad strategy

So we run all the beggars out town, you say? Jesus ran the money changers out, not the poor. If you read the chapters in the Bible that depicts what Jesus actual teaches, you know he preached love for your fellow man.

Don’t condemn

This is a response to “move along.” There is a popular saying we use when addressing a situation such as this and that is “what would Jesus do?” Jesus commanded us to “love our neighbor as we love ourselves.” Proverbs 29:7 states “the righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, but the wicked does not understand such concern.” Proverbs 14:20 says “the poor is hated by his neighbor, but those who love the rich are many.” So, I ask you, what would Jesus have us do about the poor and homeless? Think about this before you condemn them.

Why I give

To the person complaining about panhandlers: this is America, you can live how you want, where you want, and in any which way you want as long as you aren’t causing harm to society. I give them money for the very purpose of enabling their lifestyle.

Not inspiring

I watched all of President Biden’s long press conference. It was rambling, weak in tone and substance. Overall not awe inspiring or confidence building.

Picture perfect?

If you want to know what the definition of “delusional” is, please look up in any dictionary. Joe Biden’s photo will be there.

Do what is right

Time for our elected representatives to get off the dime and do what is right for the country. The party stuff wears very thin. I voted 95% Republican but that can change. Dysfunctional leadership has no place in sound government. Find another sound Republican leader and I am with you. Stay with the misery of last term and I am gone.

Very worried

You are wrong. I should be worried about any intoxicant that inhibits or alters reflexes and thinking. Especially when those who partake are high and driving the same roads as me, my children and my grandchildren. Marijuana is still an intoxicating drug whether you label it medical or not. Unless you plan on staying home after using your three ounces a month, everyone should be more than ‘worried’.

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