Congratulation Madison County
8-29-12 *Letter to the Editor*
Congratulation Madison County
Congratulations are in order for the Madison County people on both sides of this Wet/Dry issue it became explosive at times but we will survive. Now! This new privilege also brings responsibility, discretion, and being smart. Anything that happens will most certainly bring out the “I told You So” crowd en mass against all of us. We must all act as adults. Remember, in order to become a police officer and remain one, one must have and continue to live on the right side of the law. They must train for dangerous and unpredictable situations that they will most likely face alone. The men and women of our County risk their lives to enforce the law while simultaneously respecting the constitutional rights of our citizens that we can live freely. Every day our police officers kiss their wives and children goodbye; put on twenty to forty pounds of gear including a firearm set forth to enforce the law and protect the public, sometimes even protecting a citizen from his or her own stupidity; all the while knowing that this may be the last day they ever see their children, wife or husband on this earth. Recently a police officer I know was dispatched to respond to an alleged break-in in progress; this particular officer, arrived on the scene; proceeded in accordance with his training; to secure, apprehend potential suspects, and to every extent maintain the scene for a potential prosecution of as yet undetermined suspects – and he was viciously attacked for it. How can we expect that we will attract and retain the best individuals available? Therefore, don’t antagonize the police, got it?.
Today is a new beginning for all of us Pro and Con, with the Wet/Dry issue out of the way, it’s time for us to grow and prosper. I had a large manufacturer located in Illinois, that spent several days with me meeting my customers in the “business that I built” this Gentleman was impressed with the people in this county. We do have some really great and wonderful people in this county. The lack of entertainment worried him some for the employees he would have to bring with him in order to start up the business. However my friend was given a Tax Exempt status for five years in Idaho. I guess you know where my friend is moving his factory. That Tax Exempt was the icing on the cake, and clinched the deal for Idaho. Perhaps now we could concentrate on some real business and offer such an enticement to other companies? If not out of town, I most certainly will ask our Commissioners at the next meeting.
Also! I hear people complain of our grade F school system quite often. I’ve also heard teachers complain. Their complaints are that the kids come into class unkempt, resentful, disrespectful, disruptive, and refuse to learn. Complaining to their parent (s) is like talking to the desk the child sits on while stealing oxygen. Teachers spend more time keeping the little darlings from killing one another than teaching. I have no idea what to do about that in today’s society. However I can tell you how I handled a situation while working as a substitute teacher for several months. I had two kids 11 and 12 years old “mean, and hateful little suckers” I told them I would hang them by their heals until all the blood in their body went into their heads, then watch their heads explode like a watermelon. I then blinked my eyes rapidly as though I was losing my senses. Knowing I was home fresh from Vietnam, it worked, problem solved.