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Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

 

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A lot of high-ranking elected government officials are being "asked" to resign over something they did years ago, when they were teenagers in college. Something stupid, but everybody else was doing it, too. Apparently it doesn't matter what or how much good they've done since they matured, or entered public life. Oh no! Somebody put on black-face or wore a Confederate Army uniform to a fraternity party. Hang the culprits! We can't allow such degenerates to hold public office!! 

 

I urge everybody, especially those of us who call ourselves "Christian" to pause and remember two things. First, let he who is without sin cast the first stone. If everybody had their college, or high school days exposed for public fare, I really doubt any of us would be very happy. I know I made some huge "mistakes" in my youth, and I sure as hell don't want them publicized. 

 

Second, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us... Forgiving somebody who wronged you isn't easy. I know. But if we expect God to forgive our sins we commit against Him, we should be man (or woman) enough to forgive those who hurt us. 

 

If we're going to condemn someone for doing something foolish when they were 18, or 22, why do we allow people in that age range to vote? Science says that the human brain doesn't mature until around age 25, or so I've read. Really, we need to raise the voting age so fewer immature people will be gumming up the works with stupid votes. If they're not responsible for pranks at that age, what makes their votes responsible? 

 

Don't misunderstand my position. I do not condone anybody doing a black-face as a joke or frat hazing or anything else. I do think that way too many people are way too thin-skinned and look for opportunities to play offended when there was no intent to offend, and most sane people wouldn't think of being offended. 

 

We were all kids once, immature young people with no thought to the future, nor what it holds. If people cannot look at what a person/candidate/public official has done recently, as in his/her careers, then I submit there isn't a person alive worthy of public office. 

 

One more Biblical quote to get people thinking, judge not, lest ye be judged by the same merit. 

 

Cameron Triplett 

 

Brooksville

 

 

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