MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

April 24, 2013

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Why do groups spew hate and violence?

— There are some things money cannot buy. Take for instance, a cowboy climbing on the back of a mad bull, hoping to ride eight seconds to win a money prize. While the cowboy would enjoy the money, he also would like the rodeo reputation for having lasted eight seconds, the goal for achieving such a feat. Someone has said, “we can’t have it both ways.”

It might take a politician eight seconds to decide to do the right thing to help the people who voted for him/her at the risk of losing that seat (position) in the next election. Or, how about the scenario of a high profile executive of an organization which promotes gun ownership? It would not take him eight seconds to change his mind if his own child were killed in a mass shooting. Maybe, maybe not. There are other groups that spew hate and violence and anarchy. Why? Only they know. Hence, the reason for this letter.

CHARLES LILE

Hulbert

1
Text Only
Opinion
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks