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Letters for July 10, 2015

• The new American dictators • Volunteer instead of protest

The new American dictators

The Supreme Court has left its proper role and is now operating as a dictatorship over the U.S.

According to the Constitution, the Supreme Court is only supposed to interpret what the Constitution already says. Homosexual marriage is not in the Constitution, as Chief Justice Roberts stated so clearly.

Because I respect the Bible, I believe that certain homosexual activities are sins, that is, violations of God’s instructions for us.

But, regarding civil laws, the Bible indicates that not all sins should be crimes. Drunkenness is an example of a sin that, in biblical civil law, is not a crime. While the Bible gives us moral guidance, it also gives us principles that allow for personal liberty in society. God will be our ultimate judge, not some civil magistrate.

Historically speaking, the United States has had more active Bible readers than almost any nation in history. It is no coincidence that the United States has also had one of the highest levels of freedom and liberty in history.

While the Bible supports liberty, it does not support anarchy. It is quite appropriate to have laws that forbid certain activities.

Laws regarding speed limits, alcohol, tobacco, pot, heroine, meth, homosexual marriage, polygamy, pedophilia, child pornography, etc. are all issues that should be decided through the democratic process.

Some members of the Supreme Court claim that they see their own opinions on these issues in the Constitution. By so doing, they have anointed themselves as absolute dictators.

Mark Beeksma, Koloa

Volunteer instead of protest

Wow, what a great day! I open Wednesday’s copy of The Garden Island and there on the front page “KHS restarts mobile spay, neuter clinic.” How wonderful that Penny Cistaro, Dr. Dawn Ushiro, Julie Werner and all of the other volunteers and contributors make this happen while enduring all of the negative “politics” surrounding the Kauai Humane Society and its staff and volunteers.

I would also like to say how my jaw dropped when driving home this afternoon I passed some “citizens” who had decided that today was the perfect day to hold a demonstration demanding “full accountability.”

Here’s an idea. Why don’t you spend this free time that you have and go inside the door and do some volunteer work. I am sure that the staff would appreciate it, and I am sure there are some animals inside that could use the attention. You know, if you love animals.

Allan White, Hanapepe


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