- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)25
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Let's resolve to practice what nation stands for
To the editor:
If I hated all my friends' enemies, I'd have no friends. This is a saying a friend used frequently. Not because she needed to, more because she believed it. It may seem hard at times to accept people who are different, but if you chose your friends solely on one idea, you may find yourself friendless.
Why would anyone discard a possible friendship because of one difference? I don't agree with all the policies of my political party, yet I agree with most. This seems to be enough to stand for this party. So why do we look down on a person solely for her religious belief, sexual preference, race or the way she wears her hair? Could it be that we want to see ourselves as better than someone else so desperately that we will deliberately hurt someone we know nothing of, that we will go out of our way to hurt another?
What is it about the human ego that makes us feel we should attack someone who we know nothing of, much less her circumstances? Should I hate all Jews because they don't believe in Christ? Should I hate all redheaded people because they are the direct descendants of Neanderthals?
I believe this year we should all make a resolution to practice what this great nation stands for: freedom of speech, religion and the right to happiness so long as we do not hurt anyone else.