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Letters to the Editor: October 18, 2013
Submitted by West Valley View on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:00pm
Politicians ruining city
I was saddened when I read the comment about the unsuccessful Oktoberfest party in Litchfield Park. Saddened but not surprised. Litchfield Park has little to be festive about. I live just outside Litchfield Park and like the community’s amenities. I especially enjoy the fitness program.
This program is in constant jeopardy because of the pro politicians who run Litchfield Park. To them this long established, gracious community is nothing but a stepping stone to political office in some place that “matters”. Their ambition shapes their approach to the town’s governance which is: starve the town, raise my & my cronies’ salaries, exile or marginalize anyone who cares about the town and then go on to the next, more prestigious political office.
Meanwhile, as Litchfield Park is being turned into Maryvale, in the name of greed, personal ambition and penny-pinching, its chief economic asset, the Wigwam Resort, loses its prestige and profitability.
Breast cancer affects men, too
I have just finished reading your editorial which was published in the West Valley View on October 11. While I applaud your stance on advice to women on breast cancer, I am also very disappointed in the fact that you did not include a sentence or one word concerning male breast cancer.
Being a male breast cancer survivor for over 8 1/2 years I am very sensitive to any article regarding breast cancer. Over the past years I have been interviewed by various TV channels regarding my experience with this deadly disease. I realize that male breast cancer accounts for only 1% of those thousands of people that have been diagnosed. But at the same time we must get the word out to men that they too can become a victim of this disease.
In the future, I would hope that you give the WHOLE story about something as serious as breast cancer and alert BOTH women and men to the threat that is present. Thank you.
We the people will remember
What part of “We the people” don’t you seem to understand?
It’s not ‘we the congress’ who should have the upper hand!
You were elected to represent us, to promote programs that we need,
Not to set your agenda, while “we the people” bleed!
Let me give ‘you’ fair warning, when your terms up in ‘some’ November,
It’s “We the people” that will decide just “who” we will remember!
Tea Party not to blame
I am getting tired of hearing President Obama, Majority leader Reid, and the Democratic mouth pieces on MSNBC, especially Ed Schultz blame the nations problems on the Tea Party. The administration calls the Tea party hostage takers. Ed Schultz calls the Tea party traitors !
Really Ed, traitors ? Why is that because they disagree with you politically ? That makes them traitors ? Yes, Ed I suppose it your little mind it does.
The Tea party has not hijacked the Republican party. The real problem began before there ever was a Tea party. The problem is that the Progressives have hijacked the Democrat party; not the other way around. The Democratic party today in no way resembles the proud party of Harry Truman, Tip O Neill, and Jack Kennedy. Those warriors from the pages of yesteryear are surely turning over in their graves when they see what their proud party has become today, subverted by the extremist Progressive wing of the Democratic party.
Yes, JFK was a liberal. Nothing wrong with that because JFK was first and foremost a patriot, who believed in upholding the Constitution of the United States of America; not, in subverting it like some members of the present Democratic crowd in Washington DC have been trying to do over the last several years. It’s that Progressive element again, which has no use for the constraints the Constitution places upon government. When President Obama said in 2008 that he was going to “fundamentally” change the United States of America, he meant it.
So stop blaming the Tea party for what is wrong with America. They are patriots, who are fed up with seeing their country destroyed by excessive government. Our nation was founded as a Republic. Let’s keep it that way.
L. Park could learn from Verrado
It’s good to see that Verrado has had a great deal of success with its mixed use “Main Street” development. This type of
development is still rather rare on the West Side but offers a great deal in terms of providing for a livable, walkable community.
Not only are these developments attractive to young urban professionals — as your article points out, but they also provide a great alternative for “empty-nesters” who no longer want to deal with the maintenance and upkeep of landed property, but who would welcome the opportunity to be in walking distance of such attractions as coffee shops, delis, wine shops, art film theaters, etc.
For those who have visited the Main Street development in Verrado, it is easy to see how this type of development could form an important element of the downtown of a community like Litchfield Park.
Noise is a wrong, not a right
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The majority of our elected officials at every level do not live up to this statement of the preamble to the constitution. Our local town or city council is the most accessible of our elected officials, but when it comes to upholding the concept of domestic tranquility and promoting the general welfare, they don’t have a clue, but then neither do most of the citizens. Case in point is the proliferation of the amplified sub-woofer noise culture. Over the past twenty years, the promotion and use of low frequency noise has become an almost constant background in our neighborhoods and public spaces.
Over the past ten years or so, communities across America have started responding to this violation of the domestic tranquility by cracking down on this brazen lawlessness. Meanwhile hear in Arizona, the land of the bottom feeders, there hasn’t been any hint of a single town or community that has addressed this issue.
I have contacted my town councilman Craig Heustis and the Mayor Jackie Meck repeatedly over the past 3 years with proposals that would address this noise pollution epidemic and would generate revenue for the town, but they have refused to even bring it up for discussion.
This is an example of taxation without representation, not to mention a gross violation of the public trust. It is long overdue that Buckeye elects a town council and a Mayor that will uphold the constitutional rights of the people. Noise is a wrong not a right.
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