You bashed Scott High School yet again over a fight at a basketball game (“Which Scott High?”, editorial, Feb. 16).
I graduated from Scott more than 50 years ago. The media constantly tear down Scott.
For those of us who were blessed to be students there, Scott gave us not only a good education, but also the ability to learn to get along with those of different races, creeds, and religions. We have Scott spirit. Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog, and proud of it.
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Constitution changes with time
Some people think the Second Amendment applies only to muskets, because that’s what existed in terms of firearms when the Bill of Rights was written. Then we have to apply the same standard to the other amendments.
Because the Founders had no concept of electronic communications, there is no right to free speech over the telephone. The only time a person is entitled to free speech is when he or she speaks without electronic aids.
The only written words protected by the First amendment are those produced on an 18th century printing press, because the Founders hadn’t heard of laser jet printers, emails, or text messages. Facebook and Twitter posts should be subject to approval by government censors.
The interpretation of the Constitution must change with the times. This is what the Founders had in mind.
At the end of the day, Americans will always fight for liberty and against tyranny.
Good upbringing of youths a must
Regulations on guns and ammunition are focusing on the wrong problem. The solution to violence lies in the upbringing of children.
Families need to teach their children the difference between right and wrong. Society must focus on the root of the violence problem.
Criminals fear armed opponents
Every time guns are used in the commission of a crime, there is a public outcry for more laws to control possession of firearms. Criminals do not obey firearms laws, nor do the mentally ill.
It is sad but true that the only thing a criminal fears is an armed opponent.