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Wednesday, 03 April 2013 19:33

Meadows’ vote just doesn’t make sense

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To the Editor:

I am a white woman and a God-fearing Democrat. I could not sleep well this Easter Sunday. For the past weeks, I have been trying to figure out how Congressman Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers, could vote against the Violence Against Women Act.

The numbers for voting against this don’t add up and the morality of it doesn’t add up either.

I have been to shelters for the abused. I don’t recall seeing anyone with a sign around there neck that said they were gay, straight, red, yellow, black, white or polka dot.

So the best I can tell is that Rep. Meadows and some of his fellow constituents only think it’s wrong to abuse straight white women.

It’s OK to punch a straight or lesbian Indian women.

It’s OK for a gang of white kids to make fun of a Mexican kid.

It’s OK to curse and spit at a black person. Um, I seem to remember that happening to Jewish guy a couple of thousand years ago.

By the way, his sign was a cross.

We are not supposed to abuse another human being, regardless of their sex, race, or belief.

Perhaps Rep. Meadows and the rest of the moral right need to read Matthew chapter 5: 3-10. They might also want to consider Luke chapter 10: 30-37

Barbara Robinson

Bryson City

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