Meadows’ vote just doesn’t make sense

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

The Naturalist's Corner

  • The eagles have landed
    The eagles have landed The eagles’ neighbors have known for months, observant birders and other Lake Junaluska regulars have either known or suspected, and I have sat on the news for a while as I consulted with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife, but…
    Read more...

Back Then with George Ellison

  • Colorful reminders of long-ago homesteads
    Colorful reminders of long-ago homesteads A chimney standing all alone where a fire burned a house down long ago … a crumbling stone wall overgrown with tangles of vines … a flattened area on a slope above a creek or abandoned roadbed … all are likely locations for a dwelling…
    Read more...
Go to top