September 9, 2013

Letter: The wrong road

Your recent article in the paper about Robin Thicke’s new song “Blurred Lines” with filthy language and his unrated online video to promote it with topless models playfully dancing around him tells us how far down the wrong road we have come. And the fact it has become the No. 1 hit of the summer tells us about the vanishing morals of our world and the pollution of the human heart and soul.

We have made lots of progress in cleaning up our world as to the environment. Now if we only could see how we are polluting our minds with the filthy porn we allow under the guise of “freedom of speech and expression.” When parents of an 8-year-old British child make a video of their little girl singing a song that talks about selling cocaine and “panties coming off” and it is deemed “cute” and “adorable” by many viewers on YouTube, there is something really bad wrong with the minds of people who think that is cute and adorable.

Pornography is easily accessed on the computer for anyone to see, including our youth. But somehow that doesn’t seem to be a problem. But to allow our teachers to read the Bible or pray in public schools is somehow unconstitutional, even though the First Amendment says Congress should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. It does not say unless it is on federal property.

America will only be as good as the people who live here. People’s minds are being corrupted to the point they don’t seem to have a conscience any more. With freedom comes responsibility. Can we not see what is happening to our younger generation? Common sense should prevail when the abuse of a citizen’s rights harms our most precious assets, our children and grandchildren. Our rights should not override our concern for the damage being done to the minds and souls of our people.

God’s Word says, “Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners.” (I Corinthians 15-33) But when good people work together for the good of our country we can overcome evil. But in the words of Edmund Burke, “All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”


Helen L. Kizer


Text Only
  • Mark Millican: The birds hushed their singing

    For the uninitiated, that line is from what many consider the greatest rock song of all time, “Stairway to Heaven,” by Led Zeppelin.

    April 15, 2014

  • Misty Watson: When blood sugar drops, anger rises

    It wouldn’t have taken 107 married couples and 21 days to figure out that being hungry makes people angry.

    April 15, 2014

  • Working for the man

    You may be one of the many Americans who will rush to file their income taxes today. But you may not yet have earned enough money to pay all of the taxes that will be imposed on you this year.

    April 15, 2014

  • Letter: The glib tongue, the fake smile

    A recent Daily Citizen column by Walter Williams will both awaken and frighten any thinking person who claims even a smidgen of knowledge about — or belief in —  either the Bible, world history or current events.

    April 15, 2014

  • College soccer team would bring local talent together

    Dreams of combining the best soccer players from all local high schools into one team finally could come true.

    April 13, 2014

  • Letter: Primaries feature many choices

    Many people are confused this year about the May 20 Election Day. Unfortunately, very few voters in Whitfield County actually go to the polls for a primary election. But this means any increase in participation can have a significant impact.

    April 12, 2014

  • Letter: Hooper for Murray chief magistrate

    Thanks to all the wonderful people and friends who backed me for District 1 Murray County Board of Education. You sure showed a lot of support. Sorry I had to step down due to my and my wife’s health. I am a lot better now.

    April 12, 2014

  • Judicial dispute could have been avoided

    Judicial elections in Whitfield and Murray counties tend to be low key. In fact, we can’t recall the last time an incumbent judge on the Conasauga Superior Court, which cover the two counties, has even faced a challenger.

    April 12, 2014

  • Citizen of the Week: Jonathan Rose

    Running for exercise is a popular hobby among many local residents, but at least one racing enthusiast plans to take his fun a step further today.

    April 11, 2014

  • Community champions make world a better place

    We sometimes think a good community is one with attractive buildings, well-kept homes and beautiful parks. But buildings, homes and parks, no matter how attractive, don’t make a community. People do.

    April 10, 2014