Recent discussion over the state Supreme Court's decision that declared the library funding law unconstitutional has failed to include one key fact: The law required only 10 counties to fund libraries. The other 45 were not required to do so.
It seems to me the issue is one of fairness. If library money is needed in 10 counties, why is it not needed in the other 45?
I think most, if not all citizens, realize the importance of libraries.
'Progressive?' Liberals are no such thing
It is both sad and amusing that American liberals have started describing themselves as "progressives." It is sad to think that these people have been brainwashed to such a degree that they honestly believe themselves to be somehow more enlightened than the rest of us. It is amusing because there is nothing progressive about an ideology rooted in 20th-century-style Marxist principles and which insists its agenda be implemented in a totalitarian manner.
The most progressive principles ever expressed by humans can be found in the U.S. Constitution: individual liberty, self-determination and the right to keep what we earn (property rights). Yet American statists are very inconsistent regarding our governing document. Two examples of their inconsistency are their positions on the issues of gun control and same-sex marriage.
The left insists that the Second Amendment doesn't really mean what it clearly says; mainly because this amendment is an obstacle for their agenda of establishing a federal database of law-abiding gun owners and banning firearms for purely emotional reasons. However, the left has suddenly found that, somehow, the 14th Amendment now establishes a constitutional "right" to get married because their agenda involves same-sex marriage being legal at the national level; that is, since the citizens of 33 states have voted to prohibit it.
We conservatives neither need to suddenly find "rights" in the Constitution nor do we need to ignore those which it clearly expresses. The conservative agenda is based on the truly progressive principles expressed therein.
Brent A. Kessinger