I do understand Mr. (Lou) Barber’s sentiment about women in the military. I also understand his feelings towards women in general. After all, he is from the generation that witnessed two world wars, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam debacle. It is also a good chance that he and a lot of people close to him served in one or more of these actions.
The role of women in the home and the workplace in Mr. Barber’s time was exactly how he described it. Women were seen as a nice accoutrement; an integral part of the team, but in most ways relegated to a support role. The times have changed.
“Welcome to Ruston 21 Community Visioning Day. Find a seat at one of the tables. Thank you for participating in the vision for Ruston in the 21st century. Please choose a table leader, write down and discuss your vision for Ruston in the 21st century. After we have finished, the table leaders will report your visions to us all. After we have your visions, we will begin to develop the Ruston 21 Comprehensive Plan.”
I have a few responses to the narrow piece written by Mr. Rich Lowry on July 8. Mr. Lowry is a conservative commentator that I rarely agree with; and I don’t now. He points to the specificity of a “highly concentrated” yet not random citywide phenomenon. He states that Chicago’s problems are not about race, but are only a small pool of criminal offenders that are the cause of all this violence.
I want to put a modest proposal forward to combat this governor’s refusal to respond to the many crises he’s created by denying the need for new taxation. Regardless of his pledge to millionaire influence-peddler Grover Norquist, he seems to be fine with additional retail taxation, especially on cigarettes. This obviously makes this governor two-faced at the least, and most certainly untrustworthy. But we all knew that.