Not to pile terrible things on you folks – since Jon Franklin, a two-time Pulitzer Prizer winning author, says that the public has a “maudlin craving to believe that everything is quite all right when the world is obviously going to hell in a hand basket.”

But check the flack out this Texan has received by sticking to his convictions.  This is the classic example of damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.