- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
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.