While we accept restrictions and registration for driving, Sudafed, dog ownership and three days of training to get a SCUBA license, it is again puzzling why gun owners wish to be unregulated. Historians are now pointing out that the Second Amendment was pushed by Virginia slave owners to keep down slave rebellions. I never learned this in school, but I think "well-regulated" was a good word choice.
Remembering Chilton's 'sustained outrage'
I have returned to the area and bought a Gazette, wanting to know what was going on in my hometown.
I saw where Internet readers can click on the "Sustained Outrage" link for coverage of government doings. Wouldn't Ned Chilton be so happy you kept his reference for maintaining coverage of government and its leaders? I know I was. I had the pleasure of writing my thesis at Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism about the Gazette during Ned Chilton's tenure.
And each time I come across my copy, I read it with the same enjoyment and sense of inspiration. He was one of a kind. A gutsy crusader for so many issues that so many of those, who call themselves "journalists" these days, no longer bring to the fore ... or at least not with the persistence (a.k.a. "sustained outrage") he provided for his readership. I'm thinking he would have nothing but disdain for how mainstream journalism has changed.
I miss him.
In sustained outrage,
Fran O. McEwen