By Joe Kirkpatrick
Many people were appalled by the news story recently where school officials in Portland, Maine, voted to make birth control pills available to students at one of the city's middle schools. King Middle School will be Maine's first school to not only offer students birth control pills, but patches and condoms as well. How sick can it be to offer birth control to sixth graders??
When we buy a car, we don't plan to have a wreck. A lot of us maintain our cars to perfection, and are careful drivers. But many of us, no matter how good of a driver we are, or how well we keep our car maintained, end up at some moment having a distraction, and end up causing an accident.
When we buy a house, no matter how well we maintain it, a water pipe might break causing significant damage. Or, perhaps we are distracted by a phone call and forget about that skillet of oil we have heating on the stove and a fire occurs. We didn't think this would ever happen to us.
When we are young, we feel invincible, and expect to live a long healthy life. Most of us achieve that, but some are diagnosed with a terminal illness and die before they are fifty, leaving a wife and three children behind.
What do we do to take care of these things? We buy insurance.