Archive for Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Faith restored

January 7, 2009


To the editor:

The Jan. 4 article “Young lobbyist takes case to city” by Chad Lawhorn was almost stunning in its impact on persons of my age group (older). Perceptions of the younger generation are mostly derived from negative TV and newspaper articles where youngsters are in trouble. Of course, the older folks have been predicting that “the world is going to hell in a handbasket” when speaking of the current crop of youngsters, since the beginning of time.

However, young Judson King, through his diligent actions to overturn a city code which prohibits keeping hedgehogs in the city limits, has, by his actions and perseverance, presented sufficient evidence that the human race shall continue quite nicely. Judson’s preparation of his speech, animal presentation and exhibits to the City Commission is evidence of his convincing attitude and perseverance which led to his ultimate victory, as depicted by the photo of Judson with his new pet hedgehog, “Little Luke.”

Judson, congratulations on your victory and continue in life with your “can-do” attitude. A special thanks to your parents for producing a young man of which we can all be proud.

Richard M. Hassur,


Leslie Swearingen 9 years, 5 months ago

I don't know what happens to some people when they reach a certain age. It's like a switch is flipped in their brain and now they are "old person". I have had strangers assume my granddaughter is out drinking and dancing every night because she is a KU student. Or daddy pays for everything so she doesn't have any worries.Well, she is graduating next spring after four years, has a 3.52 grade average, works full time, and I know her father and I know he is not paying her way.She was much like Judson at that age and I suspect there are more out there. Ageism is as much a prejudice as much as those other ism's and it applies to the young as well as the old.Try talking to the person next to you as simply -human-what a thought.

gr 9 years, 5 months ago

Sounds like liberty_one has excluded himself from "your"..How convenient, isn't it?

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