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Sweet Talk

January 19, 2013

Sweet Talk: Guinn’s Guns

(Continued)

Consequently, I do not like guns, but neither do I believe that they should become illegal objects which the government can outlaw and seize at will. Guns can be compared with any other object that can be used for both good and bad … a car, if under the control of a careless driver, for instance. Perhaps a fattening, but tasty food that brings overweight to an aging or weak heart could fit the same category. There are medicines, as well, that can bring peace and healing to a sick body, but also are used for satisfying a drug addiction. I am not saying that there should be NO control of these dangerous items, but it must be done according to the freedoms and control of the Constitution of the United States, with little or no changes or deletions. I believe this would allow some sort of control, including licensing.

Uncontrolled gun-use was seen in the ethos of the Hitler-Goering government rule in Germany, which led to WWII in Europe. These two men operated on the premise of “Guns are Power,” often quoted by Hermann Goering, head of the German Air Force during that awful time when those two men were trying to extinguish the Jewish people, and in so doing, go on to subdue the entire European continent.

Had it not been that the freedom-loving United States came to the rescue of God’s people in time to save a remnant of Jews, large enough to resurrect the Israeli nation, there could have been no Jews to survive. The use of men, ammunition, planes, warships and guns, insured that there would be an Israel today to play an important part in our own foreign policy and mutual protection. That, of course, will be subjected to the further use, or threat of use, of guns and ammunition.

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  • Word from the Sweet Talker

    I understand that my most avid followers have been contacting the Index regarding my present whereabouts, my reason for dropping out of literary presence, temporarily, and when I might reappear.

    May 20, 2013

  • Reminiscing on columns

    The older I get, the more reminiscent I become … and I think that is the normal process of memory when we pile it up behind us. This is the nineteenth year of my writing a series of weekly columns, articles and travelogues for the Mineral Wells Index. I have observed the changing complex of reporting, beginning with my old original typewriter and continuing through the electric typewriter, the word processor and, now, I have worn out three or four computers. Since the latest one is nearly eight years old, I can see ahead to being forced to advance to a new one, an iPod or even becoming a “texter” on a little bitty hand-held thingy.

    February 2, 2013

  • Longing to Quench a Spiritual Thirst

    “Blessed is the (wo)man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways, who going through the vale of misery use it for a well … they will go from strength to strength”

    January 28, 2013

  • Sweet Talk: Guinn’s Guns

    “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed,” states the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court has ruled that this right is not limited to a connection with an organized state militia.

    January 19, 2013

  • Between ‘prissy clean’ and ‘post-tornado’

    “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house,” Proverbs:21:9, KJV

    January 14, 2013

  • Sweet Talk

    When I was a great deal younger, the only things that talked back to you were your children. Nowadays, every toy, stranger, automobile and kitchen utensil has something to convey to anyone who listens and others who would rather have quiet. The world is seething with idle conversation, insults and instructions, be it desired or not. Some of these things I invite into my life; some are intrusive and unwanted. Some are complete surprises, yet are talking to me as if I were an idiot cousin, come for an extended visit.

    January 6, 2013

  • SWEET TALK: What would you title this?

    A long time ago, English poet, Thomas Moore wrote, “Oft in the stilly night, ere slumber’s chain has bound me, fond memory brings the light of other days around me.”

    December 23, 2012

  • Of Payback and Coast Fishin’

    “Break forth into joy, sing together…for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem”  (Isaiah 52:8, kjv)
    Colon fell this morning.

    December 17, 2012

  • The Lord provides words, strength when needed most

    “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9, Holy Bible, KJV.

    December 10, 2012

  • Stan Musial was truly a hit with my father

    “But he ‘his musical finesse was such, so good his{eye} ear, so delicate his {swing}touch made poetry a mere mechanic art; and every warbler has his tune by heart.” – William Cowper.

    November 26, 2012

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