Monday, April 25, 2016

My comment on facebook

I hesitate to say anything because I am going to offend well meaning people that I disagree with.

Regardless if you are homosexual or heterosexual, I say more power to you; live your life the way you want. If you have had a sex change operation (A.K.A Gender reassignment surgery), because that makes you happy, I say the same thing: More power to you; live your life the way you want.

But if you want to dress as the opposite sex, don't expect me to accept your fantasy. I see well intentioned friends say that nobody is threatened in bathrooms, and for the most part they would be correct. But they assume that 100% of the population is going to behave themselves. The reason why we have a standard that a men's bathroom is for men and a woman's bathroom is for women is to prevent abuse. Taking away a standard makes it easier for a tiny percentage of people to abuse the system.

There have been a couple of incidents where women entered a bathroom that I was using. This is not only a violation of my privacy, but I also find it disturbing and it makes me angry.

Sometimes people try to push a political issue too far. When they do that, they will create a political backlash, because it offends the sensibilities of a great many others.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

On Facebook I saw a quote that I really liked:

Jon Thomas

I used this thought from Thomas S Monson to teach my class yesterday: "Work without vision is drudgery; vision without work is dreaming; but work coupled with vision is destiny!"

Friday, April 22, 2016


It has long been my belief that people's political views are about what they are against as opposed to what they are for.  If people were perfectly happy then there would be little need for politics because there would be little need for change.  People will express what they are for, but usually because they are against something else.  For this reason, peoples views tend to be very one sided.  For example, how people react to the way Israel treats the Palestinians, or vice-versa.

People think that Noam Chomsky is a genius.  I think that he is way too one sided, usually blaming the United States for everything, completely out of context to anything bad done by anyone else.  I think that his delusions are genius.  People like Michael Moore sort of fit into this category.

People have much more certainty about what they are against, because when they express what they are for, it is often logically lacking.  Sometimes the solutions to problems are just as bad or worse.  I am thinking of Bernie Sanders here.  

Are there problems that need to be solved?  Certainly.  But now more than ever I see a tendency for people to want to go to the extremes.  My first reaction to this is to think that people must be more unhappy than ever before.  This is true, but I think that another factor is that people have lost sight of the founding principles of this country, which are based upon economic and personal freedom.

Best wishes,

John Coffey