Opinion

Dr. Bill Atwood

Old Glory

Once again our nation’s flag has been directed by the president to be flown at half-staff to honor a fallen American or victims of terrorist attacks in other lands. I understand there have been 67 such directives under the current administration, which apparently is a record for any president. On this issue of directing the flag to fly at half-staff I have no quarrel with our president. However, I am tired of seeing Old Glory flying in such a position on each flagpole. Too many victims.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Thank a cop

For a number of years when I have taught students about the Rule of Law, I shared with them my story about sitting at the traffic light in Oakhurst at 3 a.m., having driven from Los Angeles and waiting for the red light to change to green. When students asked why I did not just run the light since “There weren’t any cops around,” I shared that I couldn’t, simply because of my belief in the Rule of Law. Most of you would have sat, as I did, waiting for the light to change because we follow the rules consistently and not situationally.

Peter Cavanaugh

Doofus Days

Doofus: (doo’·fus) – (1) stupid and incompetent (2) a foolish person who doesn’t have a clue (3) Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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