Missed the point
The Dec. 18 letter from the man complaining about the Arkoma policeman doing his job shows a common attitude among American citizens. While the writer regrets being caught for speeding, he shows no regret for disobeying the law.
He completely missed the point of penalty and reasoned wrongly about the moral to his story. While he suggests one should avoid getting caught, a more reasonable conclusion would be to just do what's right. When we choose to do wrong, we will suffer the consequences. Generally, if we choose to do right, we avoid much suffering.
So, a better ending to his letter would have been: if you don't want a ticket, don't disobey the law.
Michael S. Cole, M.D.
30 December 1988
Southwest Times Record