Hit the nail

Letters to the Editor - 7/4/13 edition

July 2, 2013 

Dear Editor

Thanks to Mr. Froelich for a wonderful column, "words of wisdom," in the June 27 Sierra Star.

Though I'm sure some of our more liberal wordsmiths in the area will take issue with your thoughts and my opinion of them. They only enjoy the use of colorful adjectives when they flow from their pens and are targeted to discredit those who share opinions contrary to theirs.

I think their bent towards intolerance is common and was most adequately explained by one of my favorite authors, William F. Buckley, Jr. He wrote, "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." Amen.

Like you, Mr. Froelich, I love some of the old sayings that my parents use to use to make a point. I've borrowed on a number of them over the years for use in raising our children and our grandchildren.

Your article brought back wonderful memories of better times in a world where common sense and down to earth wisdom were the norm. A time when each new day held real promise, when success was governed by the person's willingness to work for it, when a person's word was their bond, and when an oath to serve others in public office actually meant they'd do it. A time when words had real meaning to them. As you noted, that sadly is no longer the case.

I'd like to share just one more of the old sayings that I believe is the most appropriate response to your article. It goes, "Hit the nail on the head." You did that indeed Mr. Froelich and I thank you.

Steve Hall, North Fork

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