I've got to work fast this month, as my computer is having issues. That never happened in the Old West.
This month's blog will be pretty much off topic, and pretty much of a rant. So, to keep you interested, I'm going to have a random drawing from everyone who comments for a free Smashwords ecopy of my latest book Lone Star Ranger A Ranger to Ride With from Painted Pony Books. There will be one winner.
First, good news. The Connecticut State House and Senate unanimously passed the bill stating horses ARE NOT inherently vicious and dangerous. This negates the court rulings. Connecticut will not be the only place on Earth where horses would be considered vicious. The best line I read about this whole fiasco was in a column in the Hartford Courant. It read "You can lead a court to water but you can't make them think." So sad, but so true.
Now for the rant. Over Easter weekend, I did what's become a tradition and watched my DVD of The Ten Commandments. This year I also watched my DVD of Ben Hur.
When Ben Hur was released in 1959, I was a fifth grader attending public school in Wallingford, CT. The school arranged a field trip for all of us to go see Ben Hur at the now long defunct Whalley Theater in New Haven. Can you imagine the uproar that would cause today? Taking public school students to see a film about religion? Even though it shows both Judaism and Christianity in a favorable light? The ACLU would have apoplexy, and the atheists and secular humanists would be picketing every town hall and state capitol in sight. And that's a good deal of what's wrong with our society today. Any hint of morality or religion, no matter whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or what have you, shown in public is immediately denounced as trampling on someone's feelings. I especially love the atheists who sue about "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, saying it makes their 5 or 6 year old kids feel like outcasts and second class citizens. Those kids are way too young to be "traumatized" by "Under God". It's their parents who traumatize them by dragging them into court to advance their own agenda. It's time we stood up to those people trying to trample on the rights of us who do believe in God.
Next month, back to Texas Rangers and horses.... I promise.