EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 12, 2012

Sound Off


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Scalia

Justice Scalia is either a true bigot or completely bereft in the art of critical thinking. He opined that if you can’t oppose gay marriage on moral grounds, then there is no basis to outlaw murder. Apparently he isn’t aware that murder is a violation of a human right, but gay marriage is not. American law is based on rights, not morals. But Scalia dismisses the Bill of Rights, scoffing that any “tin horn dictator” has a bill of rights. The man is decades behind the times, doesn’t understand humans, and has little authority to make life’s important decisions.

Campaign funds

I find it amazing that during the last election the Democrats and the media — oops, that’s one and the same, sorry — complained about all the money coming in from superPACs and the Supreme Court allowing such groups to contribute to candidates. Yet the Democrats have been taking money from the unions for years. What’s the difference? At least with the superPACs the contributors know to whom the money is going and agree with that. But the union membership has no say at all.

Stop whining

Regarding the comment “Take their money”: What part of the title does the Sound Off caller not understand? It is their money! It doesn’t matter how much they have or if they are keeping it in paper bags in the closet gathering dust. It is their money, not ours or yours. People, who for some reason or the other just have not done well, seem to think that the fact that someone has more than they do means the government should take it away. Why? So, yes maybe 1 percent of the population has a lot of bucks. So what! I wonder if the writer wins the lottery he would give it all to me! You think? It doesn’t matter how old you are, stop your whining make some money of your own. Look at the Kennedys. Bootlegging was their way and look at them now.

Public unions

The unions in this country especially the public unions should be appalled at their savage behavior to the Fox News commentator in Michigan yesterday. The unions of today more accurately represent the Communist Party, which will use force, intimidation and violence to get what it wants. The public unions have come to no good in this country and should all be abolished. They all are over-compensated for what they do and public unions continue to drain the taxpayers with all their unreasonable demands. They are truly outrageous organizations.

Antitrust

Good God, there is no accounting for American stupidity. The Justice Department antitrust monopoly breakups included Standard Oil and AT&T. A&P was not among them. Neither Wal-Mart nor A&P will be broken up because there are thousands of other choices for food and household goods. A&P self destructed by staying with small neighborhood grocery stores while other companies jumped on the self-serve supermarket concept. A&P got on the bandwagon when it was too late. They still exist as a much smaller footprint in the New York City/New Jersey trading area. They pulled out of Boston and Cape Cod in the 1980s.