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Guest Editorial : Until We Get it Right

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  • Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:20:04 GMT
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:20:05 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:  
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  • Editorial: "Consequences"

    Editorial: "Consequences"

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:20:05 GMT
    It's been a bumpy start for the two highest profile college football programs in Alabama and maybe the country. Since April three University of Alabama football players have been arrested (2 for DUI andMore >>
    It's been a bumpy start for the two highest profile college football programs in Alabama and maybe the country. Since April three University of Alabama football players have been arrested (2 for DUI andMore >>

I said it in 2008, in 2009 and I'm saying it again in 2010.  We must step up to the plate when comes to taking responsibility.

Men, you must stop creating babies and walking away from them.   If you care enough to lay down with a woman and have a child, then you must care enough to have a presence in that child's life. 

Teach your child to be a responsible citizen, to be respectful of others, and the world doesn't own them anything just because they were born.

Now women, we must stop blaming everyone else for what has gone wrong in our lives.  Remember the outcome of bad relationships is the direct result of bad choices we make.  Nobody caused our problems, so we must stop being angry at the world for our poor decisions.

 Yes we must take responsibility for what we don't have in our lives, in our homes, and in our communities.  Our ongoing message must be, "yes we must" work and earn a paycheck or create opportunities for ourselves in order to have the things we desire.

We must stop making our problems those of others, honestly, speaking, everyone has their own issues to deal with... after all we are all gifted with the same 24 hours each day, how you use yours is up to you ... remember, there are no short cuts in life.

Barbara Pugh Mayes

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