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Opinion: Setting the Record Straight



Consistency, continuity and transparency is paramount for me as I write this weekly column, so the first thing I would like to do is set the record straight. 

I made a mistake last week when I said the Boys and Girls Club would be canceling Herschel Walker as their speaker. I received this ...

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  1. I too, was amazed at the response to “close down the lake”. So amazed that I stopped to reflect on it. After some thought, it appears to me that the position to “close it” following this terrible loss of life is no longer atypical in some corners. It is a response which logically arises when an individual or a community no longer values individual/personal responsibility as a common social construct. Ergo, If the individual is not responsible, then the inanimate object must be the proximal cause for the calamity. In my opinion, this posture is the primary cause of much of our community’s problems.

  2. Would Mr. Street Justice be wanting to close the lake if the victims were white? We both know that answer. His whole push and that of others is incredulous. I’m not sure what can be done to stop stupidity out on the lake.

  3. I’m sorry for your loss but did you tell your kids not to do irresponsible things and to be safe? So you think it’s ok to stop hundreds of thousands of people from going to the lake because your kids didn’t act responsible?

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