Posts made in March, 2008

From the desk of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner…

Re: From the desk of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (AL-R) in response to my email addressed to Win Hallett – President, Mobile Chamber of Commerce The following transcribed message is a generous note from Jo Bonner written on his official stationary to me. His encouraging words on my one-year-old writing endeavor are the latest in a growing list from notables. Since last spring, I have repeatedly heard similar statements from area business leaders, as well as, from Alabama State Senator and attorney Ben Brooks (Mobile-R), former Prichard mayor and Fairhope attorney Jay Cooper. Most recently, I heard from Jan Love, Dean and Professor of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA, regarding my essay “Freedom and Slavery – A Cycle of Life.”...

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Part II: Second thoughts on “Decrimnalizing prostitution”

March 20, 2008 Second thoughts on “Decriminalizing prostitution” By Ted Burnett In hindsight, I think Dr. Kelly’s unspoken argument was really about how a favorite politician of hers, Eliot Spitzer, a former U.S. Attorney and a rising star in the Democratic Party, got snared by his former master – the U.S. legal system, thus abruptly severing his brilliant career while occupying the office of New York’s Governor and his ultimate rise to the political summit.Illicit sex has brought down the best of us and some of the sickest from politicians, preachers and teachers… engaged in acts of prostitution, homosexuality and pedophilia. Is there a single reason why we should just sit back and wait for the next shoe to drop, for the next reputation to be ruined...

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Decriminalizing prostitution

Note: The following link is an op-ed titled “Decriminalizing prostitution” by Patty Kelly, PhD in anthropology at George Washington University. Dr. Kelly’s essay first appeared in the Los Angeles Times on March 13, 2008. The second item is my emailed response to her. Article URL: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-oe-kelly13mar13,0,6258489.storyMarch 16, 2008 To: Patty Kelly, PhD Re: Decriminalizing prostitution In today’s (Mobile, AL) Press-Register appeared your op-ed on decriminalizing prostitution. While I found your article interesting I believe your premise is totally wrong. Your essay could have easily been written about legalizing the sale of alcohol once more at bars and in grocery stores during the days of...

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