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A little courtesy goes a long way

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. I sure did because I have been well blessed.

Although I was in serious, if not critical condition, three times last year, the Lord intervened on my behalf each time. So during the holiday weekend (Sept. 7), I became a year older, the same age my brother was when he died in ’07.

But in the meantime I lost my half-brother in August at the age of 62. I have never made any long range plans, or should I say earthly plans, because Mother turned 23 only four months before her death, and Dad died two months before his 49th birthday.

So I have nothing to brag about, nothing to complain about, but an awful lot to be thankful for.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday weekend. And if you were imbibing while driving, I hope you got caught, or if you were driving impaired because of any other substance also, because there is no excuse for doing this.

If you have no self respect at least respect other people because you are not the only driver out there.

In other words, don’t ever get the idea that you own the road, because you don’t. A little courtesy goes a long way.

We have some fine men and women in law enforcement who put their life on the line daily to serve and protect an ungrateful public.

As far as satisfying the public, forget it, because it can’t be done no matter how much effort is put into the attempt.

Mankind has always been selfish and ungrateful, and always will be. Rather than take responsibility for their own actions, it always seems to be easier to blame it on someone else.

The same holds true for being grateful for services provided. People will act as if they appreciate it when receiving an act of accommodation, and sometimes within a short space of time they start making derogatory remarks.

This is what happens in law enforcement also. People will act as if they really appreciate what the men and women are doing, but before long the gums start flapping against them.

As I have stated before, it is disheartening to make an arrest, and before they get all the paperwork done the culprit is already on the way out.

The point I am aiming at is this. We may not agree with some of our laws, but we are required to obey them because they are a part of our everyday life whether we like it or not.

Imagine what it would be like if we had no laws to obey. People would be running around carrying out their own form of justice, killing and crippling.

There would be no lawyers, juries, or judges, and no prisons. People in today’s society would sue their own mother or father if they thought they could get any money out of them.

They have no respect for anyone or anything. All they want is that almighty dollar, the root of all evil. The lust for money is the root of all evil.

They certainly don’t respect our laws or the people who enforce them. That idiot who put that remark in the paper insinuating that people should shoot down the helicopters is about as dumb as a coal bucket — an empty coal bucket at that.

And that’s all from the funny farm until next time.

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