Today’s world events and our life in general, have me so confused that I have to ask myself the question ‘am I pitching or catching?’
I look on Facebook or make the dire mistake of catching the end of the evening news and hear, ‘such and such and so and so are locked in battle against the injection of cattle with hormones. This unhealthy situation must be stopped immediately.’
Then on the next segment I hear, ‘partial birth abortions are legal and should be allowed, as far along as 36 weeks.’ Then we can harvest their organs and sell them to the highest bidder.’ Then that statement is followed by ‘deadly guns the cause of mass shootings in the US.’
Now come on people, we can’t have it both ways. Why is it terrible to inject cows with hormones for what it will do to the general populace, but it’s ok, to inject children with hormones in order to change the sex they were born with? This makes absolutely no sense. Hormones are bad for cows, an animal, but, ok for humans?
Then the fact that over 88,000 die anually from alcohol abuse is not mentioned either. That far out numbers deaths by guns so where are those that want alcohol banned? Nope don’t see them anywhere.
I believe my favorite dilemma involves the following: ‘Transgender should NOT be excluded from our military.’ Oh, really, so it’s ok with you that we lawfully give guns to people who can’t decide whether they want to be a man or woman, but, we need to outlaw guns because they are the cause of mass shootings?’ Really? Where’s your logic in that? Certainly doesn’t fall under the heading of ‘common sense,’ now does it?
Oh, and while we are on the subject of transgender I really think the reasoning behind the saying, ‘taxpayers should pay for transgender sex change which is why the military should allow them in the service so they can get health benefits.’
I’m sorry, I don’t agree with this kind of thinking. If you want to be transgender then YOU should be willing to pay for the change. I sure as heck don’t want to pay for it, just like I don’t want to pay for abortions. Not my circus, not my monkeys.
Somehow I think that people out rank animals. So, the concern we have for animals should come AFTER our concern for the human race. Hey maybe I’m wrong. If I am and you can prove to me I’m wrong, I’ll get right.
Now, I’m really gonna step off into it. I also think that organ donations need to come under close scrutiny. I think it’s wonderful if someone willing wants to donate their organs AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN EDUCATED ON WHAT GOES ON IN ORDER FOR THAT TO HAPPEN. Then if they still want to do that and their family is aware of what has to happen to the donor in order for this to take place, and everyone is EDUCADTED ON THE SUBJECT. Yeah then go for it.
When did it become ok for multi-millionaires to not respect our flag and our anthem, in a stadium paid for by our tax dollars? When did it become ok to protest for what you want on our time and dollar and it not cost them anything? I’m like former President Harry Truman on this one. I wish the draft still existed because I’d draft every one of the kneeling NFL players into the MILITARY. It’s obvious they need a little training in respect. I bet the military can do a good job of that.
I’d like to also voice an opinion. This one is about teachers. School and College teachers. There is no other profession that has the impact on young lives as do these professions. We should be ever mindful of who is teaching our young people. I believe with all my heart that teachers should be vetted. We shouldn’t allow anyone to teach our children until they are proven to be of sound mind. Why you ask?
They have our innocents in their care, when they are most receptive to mind changing affairs. They can sway young minds yeah or nay often by the way they, the teacher, feel about certain things. I want that teacher’s mind to be one in good standing before imparting that on my loved ones.
I am of the opinion; the same care you would choose when approaching the care of a psychiatrist should be given when hiring a teacher.
In closing I’d like to ask another question. When did the right of being found guilty or innocent go away? When was the right of a fair trial replaced by a trail of public opinion? That’s what’s happening in the majority of the sexual abuse allegations that are so freely being used these days.
Sexual abuse is never ok. But, waiting years to report it and the accused not having the right to counter file and be represented fairly in a court of law is unfair.
If indeed the person saying they were sexual abused, years ago comes forward then they should be held accountable just like the person they are accusing. If it’s found the accuser is lying then he or she should be found guilty and have to serve three times the amount of time the accused would have had to serve if they had been found guilty at the time of the offense. Speak up when it happens or forever hold your peace, because after that it becomes he said, she said, and the only person to suffer is the one accused and their family. Not right, shouldn’t happen.
I don’t know when the news media decided God was dead and they needed to take His place.
Now I’m back to my original question.
“Am I pitching or catching in this game called life?”
How about you? Do you know what position you are playing?