Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

May 12, 2013

If it isn’t broken, please don’t fix it

— — Why on earth do these folks keep trying to tell us we should let “government judges” change the United States Constitution? Based on whims to satisfy the ever-changing desires of radical liberals, we find ourselves in a society where the Ten Commandments are now nearly taboo and treated more like the Ten Suggestions. The Biblical definition of marriage has been “re-defined” to fit the convenience of the present radical mind-set. The Bill of Rights was instituted into the Constitution to protect the individual citizen from the government and such mind-boggling, pro-big-government thinkers like some previous writers. As far as I am concerned, the Bill of Rights is carved in stone and is to be left intact just as it is. They have worked quite well so far so — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

 The Second Amendment has received much attention lately.  Senator Joe Manchin wants to make it “stronger” for us. Leave it alone Joe, it’s doing just fine. The Second Amendment is the only place in the Bill of Rights where the phrase “Shall not be infringed” is used.  What is so difficult about such a simple phrase? I mean, read it!  If you don’t like guns, don’t buy one. Let your neighbors defend their property and families as they see fit. These folks tend to believe that we should just lie down and be kicked around by a tyrannical, intrusive government and accept it as being just the result of modern times. Baloney! There is a segment of American society who will fight on and on despite being constantly trampled on by politicians forcing mush-headed ideas and regulations down our throats. And this segment will continue to fight it as long as these “progressive” thinkers keep trying to force insanity upon us. You can keep changing the “definition” of things, but it doesn’t change what they are. Terrorism can be called “man-caused disasters” or “work place violence” but it is still terrorism.  As the old saying goes, “You can put lipstick on a pig and call it Monique, but it is still a pig!”  Long live the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America.

J. R. Shuck



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