A good thing

To the Editor:

Maybe it’s a good thing that Justice Anthony Kennedy is resigning. I say that even though it will allow President Trump to place another conservative on the Supreme Court. This choice will undoubtedly make the court undeniably conservative.

And maybe it’s a good thing that almost all of the efforts to make our society freer, more inclusive and more fair might be undone.

Maybe it’s a good thing that women’s rights are in jeopardy, you know, like the right to decide what happens to their body. Or the right to vote might be controlled by who has the most money.

Maybe it’s a good thing that law enforcement shouldn’t be held accountable for its actions.

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles used to sing a song called, “You Never Miss a Good Thing Until it’s Gone.”

If we had voted like the important things in our life depended upon it, would we be in this mess?

A word of caution to the new Supreme Court, if they take things too far, it runs the risk of becoming null and void.

Remember Mr. Trump didn’t win the popular vote.

The population of the United States is becoming browner.

Women have found their voice, their vote and their political legs.

Gays and Lesbians are getting used to being full citizens.

Maybe it’s a good thing to wake people up to what the United States really should be about.

Robert E. McCollum

Roque Bluff

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