I worry that one day I'll get pulled over in my car by the police, and they'll find the mood altering material I use quite frequently, that puts me in better spirits.
It's like a miracle drug, works every time.
I use it on the boat a lot, especially when we're at sea.
No cops out here, you know?
Today I took a double dose.
That's right, while working in the engine room today, I plugged in the ear phones
and turned up the Merengue.
I instantly became "Happy Mark."
I swear they should just call it happy music.
So, I thought to myself, if I am so happy, why did my mind star drifting
to the subject of the location of the Islamic Center and Mosque near ground zero.
Just imagine if I was listening to Country Western?
That's a scary thought.
Anyway, this Mosque thing is difficult.
I understand both sides of the argument.
The Religious leaders are bound and determined to put the Mosque near ground zero,
because our country allows and even encourages freedom of religion, so they think they are in the right.
Legally, they are.
Those opposing the location have good reason to feel the way they feel.
I think one problem might be that both sides are talking to each other, through the media, rather than with each other.
I can't help but think that if sensible people representing each camp got together and rationally discussed this, they could come to a conclusion.
The religious leaders should be able to understand that, 9/11, in the grand scheme of things, happened like, yesterday.
Many people living in the surrounding areas of ground zero have nerve endings that are still raw.
I'm not surprised one bit there is opposition to this proposed location.
Sometimes a little common sense needs to be used.
Build the damn thing a few blocks over and you wouldn't have this uproar.
Yes, we celebrate religious freedom here in the United States.
No, we don't always use common sense.