Perhaps it's inborn pessimism or a defensive instinct, but many people seem to have a natural tendency to accept automatically the worst of possible reasons for things. That's been well illustrated in the past few weeks as we fret over watering restrictions.
Many of you remember a couple of years ago when I wrote a series of columns about a family. I may not have been sufficiently talented to paint the word picture of tragedy and a young family thrown into temporary distress adequately, but many of you responded magnificently as Hall Countians, indeed, North Georgians, are wont to do.
Count me among those who thought -- and still think -- it was worthwhile in our free, democratic society for Columbia University to invite Iran's mystifying president to speak while attending a session of the United Nations.
"The sooner Democratic and some Republican candidates admit they'll be unable to inaugurate a host of new programs, control inflation and balance the budget, all during their term, the better off this nation will be."