As promised, the Morris Sun Tribune published my letter about the Morris chimes. I want ’em gone.
But I wasn’t the only writer this week! There was another letter, more charitable than mine but even more demanding, asking that the chimes be shut off completely.
Some do not like the cemetery chimes
I am writing to thank Blaine Hill for paying attention to complaints about the cemetery chimes and to urge him to shut off the chimes completely.
I am certain Mr. Stork has the kindest of intentions regarding the chimes, and I know that some people like the chimes.
But some do not. And that fact alone should persuade the city to shut them off entirely. Those who live within hearing distance of the chimes cannot avoid them without shutting out all sounds. That is why the cemetery chimes are a nuisance to some: we must hear them whether we want to or not.
And of course, there was someone who wants to keep them fired up, and makes the most awesomely stupid arguments.
Shutting down chimes is bowing to the minority
Regarding the chimes. Again we must bow to the minorities.Two people have shut down the chimes at the cemetery. A small group of people said no more prayers in the schools. Again we bowed to them. Again they said no religious symbols in state and federal buildings and we bowed. Then our president said no more Christmas trees. They will now be called holiday trees. When will the majorities stand up and take our country back?
Damn minorities. How dare they expect any respect?
I have to do a little fact checking, though. The chimes have not been shut down. They presumably turned down the volume…but not by much.
You can say all the prayers you want in schools — no one can stop you from mumbling words at invisible beings. But we do have policies that disallow public institutions from favoring particular sectarian beliefs, so school officials should not be telling their captive audience, the students, what religion they ought to follow.
Likewise, dressing up a government institution with religious symbols is deeply problematic. To be fair, you could allow all religions to be represented with symbols of their faith, but then we have a situation like the one in Oklahoma, where basically a mob of competing interests try to drown the capitol in glop…and which requires that Christians then respect the rights of, for instance, Satanists. It seems cleaner and simpler to me to simply disallow all of that stuff as a distraction from the purpose of the institution.
Wait, seriously, you’re going to complain that the religious symbol on the White House lawn must have a particular and specific title now? Ridiculous. Besides, the claim that you’re not allowed to call it a Christmas tree is false. This is what happens when you get your news from Fox and World Net Daily.
Strong ending, though. Why, whenever will white people take control of the country?
Most importantly, since he believes so strongly in promoting the desires of the majority over the minority, what will he do in 2043, when white people are predicted to become a minority in the US by the census bureau?
The paper will be interesting next week (it’s a weekly) when all the responses come crashing in.