Monday, November 14, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Greg Stewart
Recently, Frederick Meekins wrote an op-ed regarding Mindy McCready's plight as a battered woman. In truth, his perspective is on point; she does have the ability and means to leave, but! In a rational world, she would leave and never turn back. The heart wants what it wants, and rationality does not enter in the course of human emotions. Unfortunately, our emotionality is the part of us, so when Meekins proffers that: "Since she is not bound by matrimony to this human detritus, there is nothing keeping her in this situation" (nor should it, even she was married to him). This, of course, is very true, since most women "feel" there choices are restricted in these types of relationship, however, I am not the one who going cast stones at their choices and their decisions, but as a person who has seen this wretched circumstance of some of my friends personally, and knowing the snapshot domestic violence statistics, I have acquiesced to their decision of bad judgment. One cannot change the heart; nor subdue liberty.
Admittedly, Meekins' point is not lost on me when he says, "... In this day of escalating cohabitation and out of wedlock births setting new records, I will probably find many so-called Christians and Conservatives who probably have fewer problems with this sign of obvious social decay than letting their kids go Trick-Or-Treating." He deigns the present generation lack of morality, and condemns McCready.
Nonetheless, McCready has a right to choose poorly ... .........
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