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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 16 Issue
Russell County News

The Democrats’ just might be right!  As I live my life, I am finding it easier each day to understand why our President and the Democrats are doing their darndest to fundamentally change America. Last Saturday I was at Tractor Supply in Glasgow. The temperature was 21 degrees. Naturally I had a warm winter coat on and it felt pretty good. Just as I was getting in my car, a young man around 20 pulls up in his truck, gets out and all he was wearing was a sleeveless polo shirt. Here’s a prime example as to why our leaders think that the government needs to take care of us. This same young man could easily end up sick in a few days and end up needing medical care. But, what will he do if he doesn’t have health insurance? Ah! Not to worry. The new Heath Care Reform Bill will take care of his needs. No wait! That doesn’t take effect until 2014 and he still won’t have to purchase health insurance. So, what is he to do? Simple, go to the hospital like anyone who is seriously ill would do. Our hospitals will not turn away anyone who truly needs medical care. So why the big push for National Heath Care? Simple! Control!  National Health Care will be the cornerstone for the foundation of Socialism.

My work affords me an opportunity to set in the Russell County District Court every Monday. In My Opinion, the high school should require every student to set in court at least one day per year as part of the curriculum. This is an education that cannot be taught in the classroom. The late George Carlin use to say, “Unless you like saying ‘do you want fries with that?’ get an education.” A day in court is a real eye opener. There’s a good chance that they might even see one of the friends or classmates there explaining their particular situation to the Judge. The local school board can make this happen. I strongly recommend it!

Also on Fox Nation www.thefoxnation.com, Judge Andrew Napolitano is doing a five part special on 'The Constitution and Freedom’.  This will give you a rather clear perspective from a Judge that specializes in United States Constitutional Law. All five parts should be able to be viewed online today!

I want to close with another story that was sent to me recently. I hope you can take something from it.  I certainly did. It’s called “BURNT  BISCUITS” When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then.  And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits infront of my dad.  I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite! When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."  

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He rapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!" You know, life is full of imperfect things ... and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else.  What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.  "Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."


May God bless…

Ron Phillips

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