The Weekly Newspaper of Inglewood
Herald Publications - El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale & Inglewood Community Newspapers Since 1911 - (310) 322-1830 - Vol. 69, No. 41 - October 8, 2020
Famous Local Artist, Nick McGee,
Brings a Smile to Sergeant Blaylock’s Face
In appreciation of his service, Sergeant Blaylock was presented with a custom hand painted portrait by the talented Nick McGee. Photo courtesy Inglewood Police Department.
News for the City of Good
Neighbors from an Old Guy
named Norb Huber
A Voice for
I received my mail-in ballot today.
Now, I will exercise my right to vote.
Along with everything else in 2020,
this election seems different, with all
the political back and forth. It seems
like every four years we ask ourselves if the
political fighting could get any worse. The
mud slinging is not confined to the national
election. The campaigning to smear opponents
invades almost every contested race right down
to dogcatcher. There are a myriad of reasons
why we vote one way or the other. Some folks
vote for the person and not so much for the
policies that he or she purports. Some people
vote against a candidate more so to see them
lose than for their candidate. Some people
throw up their hands and say they are going
to sit this one out because there aren’t any
favorable candidates. Everyone is entitled to
make up his or her mind or just not participate.
Hopefully, the dust will clear and America will
move on accepting whatever outcome there is.
There is a good chance that the dust will not
clear and a lot of America will not move on.
Perseverance is one word to describe 2020.
We have been to hell and back and yes, we
have survived. It seems only appropriate that
we wrap up this calendar year with more
crises to deal with. During the time I was an
elected city clerk, I always tried my best to
be impartial to any candidate running for a
city office. I have tried my best to share my
personal views in a nonthreatening, transparent
way while writing this rambling, rumble
of a rant. So, I will share my thoughts on an
issue that is not getting much play because of
all the shouting and talk over the other person
bickering. My Christian beliefs and values
influence how I vote. Do I want my candidate
to make America Christian again?
No. The government will never and
should never try to sanction one religion
over another. However, I have
to stand up Life. Everyone matters,
I don’t care if you drink cold ones
or hot ones. I don’t care if you
agree with me or hate reading this
junk, you are human, you are living,
and God created you in His image.
The murder of black or white or
brown young people is a tragedy. However,
something much worse has been going on in
America for a long time. Since 1973, 61,628,584
babies have been aborted. That comes out to
approximately 3,600 lives extinguished each
and every day since. It is hard for me to write
about this just thinking about my youngest
grandson and how precious he is. My heart
cries. I pray for American families. I pray that
expectant mothers might be given alternatives
to abortion. Outlawing the procedure is not
going to solve the problem. A change of heart
that looks at all of life as a gift from God can
make a difference. Most candidates must decide
whether they want to continue to have government
pay for this termination of life, or stand
for preserving life. I’m not telling you who to
vote for; I’m trying to use my voice to speak
for those little ones who don’t have a voice.
I try to tune out the big mouth politicians, I
was one of them way back when, but I do vote
for the person who stands for Life. Yes, it’s
about life and death. Did I lose some of you
loyal readers? Let’s get back to some less serious
stuff like it’s looking like the Lakers and
Dodgers might both win world championships.
For LA fans it’s been a long time since the
cold ones have flowed in celebration. Here’s
to good times! Here’s to Life! Here’s to each
and every person, unborn, young, old, happy,
sad or just plain grumpy. Everyone is precious.
Have a cold one and vote!
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