Letters to the Editor

August 23, 2013

It's not called 'minority rule'

The constitution of the United States is a great document; it protects the minority from the tyrannies of the majority. But what document protects the majority from the tyrannies of the minority? They, the minorities, have used this grand document as a club to beat the majority of the people into accepting their views on life.

In my opinion, no matter what the courts say, marriage is still a union between a man and a woman; if you must have same-sex unions, call them something else that allows them the same benefits and responsibilities.

As for transsexuals, I would be very uncomfortable if a woman came in and used the men's restroom that I was using, even if she thinks she is a man in a woman's body. No matter what she thinks, it does not make it so. And if the courts, using this document, force us to release criminals before their time is up, so that they can prey on us again, what can you call it but a minority imposing their will on the majority?

JIM E. SMALLWOOD

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