I would like to respond to a letter "Bring back good old days when common good ruled" by Ed Siemaszko. Some of what he said did make sense but not all, and I would like to add a few.
His words "... and when corporate executives could not dictate their religious beliefs onto their employees." Why shouldn't a business or corporation be allowed to set up their own guidelines for hiring?
If the employee doesn't like the guidelines, then find another job, period.
If I had a business and wanted to only employ Christians or all redheads, that should be my right simply because I am the owner of the business. There should be no government intrusion.
I, too, liked the "good old days" when abortion was not legal and women considered having a baby a gift from God. Many women would give anything to be able to have a child. Even couples waiting for adoptions have a hard time adopting a baby with abortions taking away our precious children.
Another thing that I liked about the "good old days" was that a marriage was between a man and a women. None of this "same sex marriage" stuff was heard of then, which is totally unnatural for the way human beings were created.
Also, back then God was allowed to be mentioned in school and history was taught with facts, not the way it is taught or omitted today in some classes. We all need to see the movie "America" to learn a lot of what is going on behind our backs.
Yes, I like the "good old days," too, but not for just the reasons the letter mentioned. I've added a few more reasons that liberals may not agree with.
Nancy L. Davis