An awesome civics lesson

I loved the Times-Herald front page article covering the Coweta County Commission’s March 6 meeting.

Young Stephen Porrello reminds me of Kevin Bacon in the movie “Footloose.” What pleased me the most was the appearance that the commission treated Porrello with respect. As an "old fart" (I'm 71), and I don't skateboard, I love to see stories of generations way behind me acting responsibly and constructively.

I hope the commission continues to treat this young man and his supporters with respect, to include honestly listening to them and honestly considering their requests.

All Cowetans need to celebrate and honor responsible actions by our youth and be open to their ideas and their voices. Coweta school teachers take note: This is a great civics lesson (if you still teach civics). Follow Mr. Porrello's efforts in class and use this opportunity to point out to our leaders of tomorrow that every individual in this great country has a voice, deserves to be heard as long as they act with civility (Grantville, take note), and can make a difference. 

Times-Herald, keep us informed as to Porrello's effort. Mr. Porrello, I for one, hope they let you have your dance. 

Ronald Shaffer 

Newnan



More Opinion

Where’s the ice?

Let’s call it the storm that wasn’t. Predictions of 1-3 inches of snow, freezing rain leading to the dreaded black ice and a who ... Read More


Why conservatives get mad at the mainstream media

It is an ongoing feature in modern-American politics that rears its head every day and consistently draws the ire of Conservatives. Look no ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? Javier Garcia, who “resigned” as Grantville’s police ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Gainesville Times on Gov. Deal's plan for schools: For decades, conservative leaders in Washington and Atlanta have preached the goal o ... Read More


Coweta’s economic situation continues on right path

A lot of times it seems economic gurus use a litany of crystal balls, chicken feet, dice rolls and sometimes even monkeys to figure out what ... Read More

Had enough yet?

We have suggested more than once that Grantville needs to revoke its city charter and just give up. Obviously, our suggestion has fallen on ... Read More