CRINGE-WORTHY MCCONNELL In opinion pieces within the Herald-Leader and at the ground of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell has antagonistic the Democratic Party’s rules to reform the methods states use for electing members of Congress. He characterizes the invoice as an exceptional power takes hold of by Democrats. He casts himself as a defender of the constitutional rights of state legislatures to prescribe the time, vicinity and manner for containing elections for U.S. Senators and participants of the House of Representatives. He pledges that he’s going to allow now not such an invoice come earlier than the Senate for a vote (as an apart, how democratic is a device based on procedures that permit one man or woman to block an invoice from being taken into consideration through the overall Senate?). As a retired University of Kentucky law professor, I draw back that one among our graduates might make an argument that ignores a fundamental guiding principle of constitutional interpretation — examine the entire sentence/clause. The Constitution, Article I, Section four, states: “The Times, Places and Manner of conserving Elections for Senators and Representatives, will be prescribed in every State using the Legislature thereof; however the Congress may at any time by using Law make or modify such Regulations…”
WEAKER NURSING HOME INSPECTIONS Proposed nation regulation putting new restrictions on nation inspections of nursing houses and wrongful loss of life and isolated injury court cases would be a horrible concept for domestic nursing citizens and for the staff who care for them. I worked in a long-time period take care of 10 years, and while I by no means regarded forward to the survey team being in our facility, I truly understood why it was essential. State inspectors are there to ensure procedures are accompanied, the residents being cared for are covered, and that the care residents acquire always meets the standards of proper care. There isn’t any purpose for control to be within the room while the team of workers is speaking me to surveyors; that would be intimidating to personnel members who are probably afraid to voice their critiques about the care being given or the problems they see, together with staffing shortages or use of inferior products. With 43 percentage of Kentucky nursing houses rating “underneath or a lot underneath common,” the concept of lowering expectancies is outrageous. As the baby boomers age, an increasing number of people can be needing nursing home care. Let’s don’t forget raising the bar, in place of decreasing it. Susan Lundin, Lexington WHY THE SHOE FETISH?
The current University of Kentucky guys’s basketball crew is complete of advantageous energy. They work tough, play tough and do a perfect task of giving back to the community through numerous charitable activities. Why does a small but vocal part of the UK fan base persist in focusing at the team’s loss of uniformity about shoe alternatives? It seems to me that’s a slender-minded complaint coming from a few tiny minds. Scott Sears, Somerset SB a hundred and fifty MISFIRE Senate Bill 150, which cleared the Kentucky Senate, would get rid of the permit requirement for carrying a concealed weapon. As such, it would put off any background take a look at or schooling necessities. What an incredible idea! It is this type of top-notch idea that I suppose we have to do the identical for navy and regulation enforcement recruitment. Let everybody who desires to be in the navy or regulation enforcement have a task. No want for vetting or history exams. This must help eliminate the shortages of certified candidates. We can remove any schooling necessities, especially with the usage of firearms, and issue the recruits a firearm and ammunition proper away. No greater having the military preserve firearms and ammunition out of the fingers of enlisted personnel unless they’re in real training or a fight sector. Just consider how a whole lot of money we can save on schooling. These are fantastic ideas for changes to military and law enforcement recruitment and training. About as first rate as letting humans deliver hid guns without a history take a look at or any schooling. If you haven’t figured it out with the aid of now — I am sarcastic — all the above are horrible thoughts. Karl Stankovic, Magnolia NEWS, NOT NEWS Front-web page news closing month within the Herald-Leader: Mothers are selecting to smoke while pregnant may lead to their children being obese as a person. Not Herald-Leader the front-web page information: Mothers deciding on abortion while pregnant ends in the death of their kids, depriving children of ever being a person, overweight or in any other case. David Volk, Lexington HERALD-LEADER FAKE NEWS The Herald-Leader have to try a bit more difficult to be fair and balanced, in place of fortuitously following the sports plan of the socialist-innovative-liberal Democratic — no, Demagogue — birthday celebration of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Very few Democrats now retain any of the specific democratic values of the past. No one believes the hard left-getting to know cretins feel any empathy with the patriots who helped win World War II and made America a great region where freedom lives. The faux-information media, of which the Herald-Leader is now becoming a member, jump on any phrase that they sense has been misspoken using President Donald Trump and Gov. Matt Bevin. Bevin becomes not advocating abandoning college closures because of winter demanding situations or contamination, however, was announcing that when there was very little snow and cold, then move to high school to study. With “safe locations” in colleges for the millennials to suck their thumbs and hide, we must all be worried about what form of children many are elevating. I’m 82, and in my generation, many people walked to high school. We understand how nicely those humans became out and what sort of they cherished their us of a, geared continuously up and in a position when referred to as to serve.