Until recently I don't believe I have ever agreed with anything Michael Ray Diller has written to the News-Democrat. In fact, I believe we are pretty much the yin and yang of the political spectrum. Not Democrat versus Republican but liberal versus conservative (or libertarian.)
However, two of his recent letters show that either he is getting smarter or I am getting dumber.
I agree with him on the miner's pension/health care issue (March 31.) Anyone who worked for a company as long as they did under the conditions they had and had been promised a pension and health care deserves it. For shame on Peabody.
As to the letter about pocket knives on airplanes (April 3), I have carried one most of my life since a Boy Scout knife at age 8 to a Swiss Army knife today. I have lost one or two because I forgot I had it and couldn't get through a metal detector with it.
I agree with Dillier that the TSA rule change is stupidity at its highest level. The men who took over the planes on September 11, 2001, were using box cutters with blades that were no longer than the ones on knives now being allowed back on airplanes. But as Forrest Gump famously said: "Stupid is as stupid does."