By Martha Quillen
I always check out the maxims posted in front of Salida’s Episcopal church. They’re often clever or funny, and occasionally downright thought-provoking. But in July one of them struck me as way too optimistic. “If it is good and right,” the sign declared, “then it will be.”
After I walked by, I started formulating sayings that I felt were more credible:
If it is good and right … then it won’t get through Congress.
If it is good and right … my ex (or kids) won’t have anything to do with it.
If it is good and right – and harmless, too – it’s probably boring.
If it is good and right … then prove it in court.
If it is good and right … the NRA will claim it violates our Second Amendment rights.
If it is good and (made) right … it probably has too many calories.
If it is good and right … my mother (or mother-in-law, husband, boss, kids – pick your critic) will make sure I hear about it.