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Monday, November 19, 2012

An Op Ed: Is The Pickens Doodle Bike Trail Moral?

Is the Pickens Doodle Bike Trail Moral?

So much has changed in our society in the past 45 years. The most apparent change has been in morals. The result of this downfall of morals has led us down the path of communism. Our country was based on Christian morals. That's no longer the morals we follow.

We used to believe the Ten Commandments were our moral compass. Proof that we now ignore many of the Ten Commandments is how the collectivist moral code has taken over in the project which seeks a public bike path on the former Pickens Doodle railroad tracks. This project is in direct violation of two commandments…namely

“Thou shalt not steal”


"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors' property.”

Now, the new “greater good” morals of communism have taken over. Our local governments have now endorsed the taking of private/personal property without owners' consent while proclaiming they are doing “good.”

A small percentage of people who “covet” someone else's private property have used government to do their act of immorality.

It is very depressing to see how eagerly the people of Pickens County jump on the bandwagon of wanting to steal another's personal property rights just for their own personal enjoyment. Our local governments are making it “legal” to covet and steal our neighbors property.

As Christians, we need to stand up for the property rights of the landowners along this proposed bike path and tell our local government officials we do not support breaking the Ten Commandments so a small group of our population can ride their bikes. Please call your Pickens City Councilmen or Easley City Councilmen and tell them it is time we start respecting the Ten Commandments.

Johnnelle Raines
Pickens County Resident

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