Changing distribution could solve problems
It is so simple and will cost basically nothing. Continue to distribute all Food Stamp payments on the first day of the month. Then do a good job of education through the local newspapers and through the local television stations. Next, put a note in with the Food Stamp guest food card that all Food Stamp guests are to shop like this: If your last name begins with AF, you are to shop on the first day of the month. If your last name begins with G-K you would shop on the second day of the month, etc.
In addition to this, all of the local grocery stores would be asked to create a simple A frame free standing sign that would be placed at their entrance stating: Today we are serving Food Stamp guests with a last name beginning A F and so on. It might take a couple of months for all of the Food Stamp recipients to catch on, but they will. It will work and it will not cost anyone much to make it happen. This can work!
BILL DOWNS, Nampa
Theres no place for hate
The Chick-fil-A CEO believes the God-ordained Biblical marriage is between a man and a woman. His critics say this is an outrageously archaic view. Love is gender-blind. Marry any sex you please. It is a civil right.
I have never read the Bible, nor been to Chick-fil-A. Still, I know humans, fish, snakes, etc. have been mating for eons, long before recorded history. Nature urges, compels most species to seek a mate and create the next generation. It is obvious without this engagement the species would go extinct. Mates of the same gender do not fulfill natures imperative. Every culture and society old and new advocates marriage: monogamy, polygamy or polyandry as affairs of men and women.
Life is often a struggle for the strong, lucky and straight. They need not cast malice towards those who must march to a different drum.
Who knows natures design for homosexuality but it is what it is. Redefining marriage wont change that and will not make our country a better place. The villains are the three mayors who used governmental authority to silence Mr. Cathy.
TOM CARROLL, Meridian