Letter to the Editor: Do people change?


The case of Roy Moore brings to our attention a much bigger problem and puzzle for humanity. Do people change? Repent? Are you the same person now you were 30 or 40 years ago? If we assume people do not change, why bother with prison or rehabilitation. We must believe people can change, or there would be no need for prison, rehab or the like.

At this point we do not know if Mr. Moore is guilty or innocent, or perhaps it’s mixed bag of truth and untruth. Even if someone was guilty of something many years ago, and has since changed and lead an exemplary life, or after paying a price in prison or rehab, do we continue to hold this against them? In the case of Bill Clinton and others I have seen no remorse or change of character, so why do so many people want to forgive him and not

Moore, who apparently has no transgressions in the last 30 years, if at all? Are the Democrats now going to find an excuse for Al Frankin and others? Why are we not seeing a consistency of thought? Why are we seeing so much pre-judgement?

None of us are the person we were 40 years ago. The world was a different place back then. Do you want to continue to be judged for something stupid done when much younger? I think not. That does not make those things right, but hopefully people can change. However, if you are among the people who have not changed their ways, we do not forgive you.

Bill Hineser,

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