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Letters to the Editor: February 25, 2014
Submitted by West Valley View on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:00pm
Lies, debt and more lies!
I grew up in Phoenix raised by parents who loved me and this country. I wonder what kind of family is pleased with the way our beloved country is being ruined? our congress is a disgrace Reid and Pelosi stand in the way to protect our lying POTUS. Republicans are cowards, just because the lying press and the cesspool of entertainment, Hollywood,music, and comedy try to destroy them Daily, all to protect the liar in the WH. A few examples. The POTUS and SOS stood at the foot of the coffins of the four Men killed in Lybia and told the Parents “This was caused by a movie”. Lie. “If you like your insurance you can keep it”. big fat lie! The SOS telling congress “What difference does it make”. Horrible lie!
We have no jobs, and a POTUS who never had a job doesn’t know how to create one and frankly doesn’t care. If he can keep people on the dole, He has permanent Dem. or Dumb voters. Isn’t that all he cares about? How about Hope and Change? The only hope we have is for a new congress, and BO doesn’t destroy our country before He leaves office. We have a DOJ that is a disgrace, guns walking across the border. How many people in Mexico killed because of this disgraceful policy no one knows. How many Americans killed same answer. It goes on and on and the only thing a couple of writers to your paper can write about is who is right or knows more. It’s like trying to figure out what is is.
Come on people start paying attention, call or write your congressman. Start paying attention before it’s too late.
People in glass houses
I was outraged to read the recent letter from Louise Larkins from the state of Illinois. Yes, Illinois, where we have former Illinois Governor Blagojevich who is serving 12 yrs in Federal prison for attempting to “sell” Obama’s US Senate seat to the highest bidder, nice move. Oh yes, and what about Jesse Jackson Jr, former US Congressman from Illinois, who is also serving time in the Federal slammer for corruption. Ms. Larkins, how can you have the unmitigated gall to criticize our Arizona politicians? You, from the most corrupt state in the nation, where Mayor Daley committed massive voter fraud to get Kennedy elected? You who live in glass houses should not throw stones!!
Then to make matters worse you act as though we should all support Pres. Obama and Obamacare, because he was duly elected by a majority of the vote. But you went on to trash Republicans Sen. McCain, Gov. Brewer, and Pres. Bush, who were also elected by a majority of the vote. Could it be you don’t like Arizona’s politics or any Republicans? Perhaps you should consider moving back to your corrupt state of Illinois. I’ll even spring for the plane ticket, one way of course!
Oh, one more point, the late US Senator Ted Kennedy (Democrat-MA) far surpassed Sen. McCain as far as “sucking at the public trough”. He served in the US Senate for 47 years, from 1962 until 2009. Undoubtedly, he would have served much longer had he not died of cancer in 2009.
We are not equal
This country is a wonderful country that offers equal opportunity to all, the only problem is that we are not all equal to it. We are equal at birth in that we are all human beings, but equality ends there. By our different DNA (genetic make up) we are differentiated starting at birth. We each are unique individuals, no two exactly alike. As such we are different physically and mentally... from short to tall, thin to obese, white to black, low to high intelligence...etc. By virtue of our genetic make up we are not and cannot be equal to one another.
The progressive, socialist left, touts equality in all respects in order to further their agenda. They use the “myth of equality” to anger the masses against people who have succeeded in life by their hard work, intelligence, opportunity...etc We will not all succeed in life and that is a fact they cannot deny. They use this disparity in success to create envy and division in the country.
Unfortunately, history is replete with charlatans with a gift to gab that have driven multitudes, and ultimately countries, down the wrong path. We only need to look at Greece as the latest failure of socialism in Europe and closer to home Cuba and Venezuela stand out. And as much as it hurts looking in house Detroit is the latest failure after decades of leftist policies.
Left, right not black and white
Well, we had another letter picking on the Editor, herself! Why didn’t the write just “say” that he disagreed with Obamacare. I also am against the idea of it having ever become law. But taking it out on Cary wasn’t necessary. Why don’t you just give her the facts of all the things wrong with it socially and politically?
Here’s where so many letters writers go wrong; they act as though there is only the left and the right. There are two or three different parts of the Republican Party. Same is true for the Democrats. Then we also have Libertarians, which have more different parts than Democrats or Republicans. Oh! We can’t forget Anarchists. Now I could list at least five other parties, but I won’t.
I had a college Professor explain to the class that the idea of left and right was too simplistic! We should see a horizontal line for politics and a vertical line for economics. The vertical line would run from complete control by the government to no control at all. While the horizontal line would have a Dictatorship or communism on the far left and on the far right a Dictatorship of fascism. He put a circle around these two line segments and told us that the best place to be was near the center of the circle!
Since that time nearly 50 years ago, I have concluded that it isn’t lines and a circle! It is lines on a sphere. If you go left you just keep going left. And if you go right you just keep going farther and farther right! Yes, I’m FAR RIGHT!
Land of opportunity!
It is appalling to hear our politicians make outrageous statements such as “We need redistribution of wealth.” Russia tried it and it did not work. Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea are still working hard at it without any success. Their system of government is called Communism. We are a Land of opportunity not a land of income equality. Income opportunity is what made this country great. A country of makers not takers, a place created by hard working individuals, People whom believe in freedom, not Government dependence dictating what it’s citizen must do. We have a President that not long ago stated “I am the president I can do whatever I want” to me that sounds like a rising dictator. What do you think?
Bird removal in Estrella
Referring to the front page article on February 14; the West Valley View did not do their homework.
Number one, you start the article with the sentence “ A Buckeye resident was strolling along in the Estrella community........” The only people that are permitted to stroll along are residents of the Estrella community, unless they have a resident with them!
Number two, had the man been a resident he would have known what was going on with the coots, and that is being put to sleep to be transported elsewhere.
Number three, I sincerely hope you will print a factual new article on the front page, so that maybe you can regain some of your credibilty.
Not a smart Republican
Regarding Louise Larkin’s Smart Republican letter Feb. 18th:
There is a hierarchy of purpose to the Constitution of the United States, and at the very top of the list is, to secure our individual freedoms and liberties.
Somewhere further down that list is, to promote the general welfare.
Obamacare seeks to promote the general welfare by eliminating our individual freedom of choice of whether or not to buy health insurance. The government (or the Dems in it) have now compelled us all to pay for insurance or pay a tax.
In addition, it violates our rights to privacy by compelling us to supply and store all kinds of personal data on us; something we used to have the freedom and choice NOT to do.
Even though the Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate is Constitutional (as a tax), it did not rule on whether or not it goes against our founding principles of individual freedoms and liberties.
So no, someone who believes that promoting the general welfare trumps our individual freedoms and liberties is NOT a smart Republican, but is instead, the makings of a good Progressive.
Cruelty uncalled for
The fear, absolute terror, the struggle for air against a forced suffocating death by drowning... that is what those “100 plus” ducks in the Estrella community in Goodyear felt, at the hands of two HOA men in charge of eliminating them, and went about their heartless job of killing, exterminating, drowning. All the while, they watched the ducks struggle until they died. In the February 14th article in the West Valley View, Lisa Lundskow, community manager for Capital Manager Consultants Management Corp., said the birds are given chemicals (poison) in corn to “induce sleep so they can be transported and relocated.” The HOA has a license to transport and relocate, by the U.S.Dept. of Agriculture. This heinous act most certainly does not sound like transporting and relocating. The two men who were killing the ducks said they would kill any that did not die from drowning. Evidently, there is a difference on how to eliminate ducks, depending on whether they are considered domestic or wild. EITHER WAY, that most sickening cruelty is not called for. Where are those that need to stand up against this heinous cruelty? Or, maybe enough people just don’t know about it yet. Hopefully, now they will.
Mainstreet Part 1
The idea of incorporating “mainstreet” elements into community plans has received quite a bit of attention in recent months — with several communities (including Surprise, Avondale and potentially Litchfield Park) now either having these plans in place or under active consideration.
With this in mind, it is useful to step back and examine this concept in more detail. Just what is a “mainstreet” development?
As envisioned in Avondale’s City Center plan, this model calls for “a compact, urban development that is a destination for pedestrian-friendly shopping, restaurants, and entertainment’ as well as complementary residential uses.
To support this general concept, the following characteristics are important:
Mainstreets should support as many of the needs of residents as possible, including daily necessities such as groceries, cleaners, etc.,
They should be based on providing transportation options, including automobiles, but also walking, biking, and other types of conveyance (such as golf carts or neighborhood utility vehicles — UTVs),
They should be based on sufficient residential density to enable easy access for those choosing non-mechanized forms of access (e.g. walking)
In Part II in a later edition, we can take a look at a couple of examples and how they exhibit these characteristics.
Kudos to city for fair wages
Congratulations to the leaders in the City of Tolleson for recognizing the importance of paying employees a fair wage. For too many years, cities in the West Valley have lagged behind not only in compensation, but in status and reputation. The rapid growth and change in demographics brings new issues for cities to deal with. Yes, Tolleson is a small city in size and population but as Mayor Gamez says, Tolleson faces the same problems as other larger cities. Reyes Medrano, Jr. as City Manager has guided development; residential and industrial; education; and recreation to create a great balance between old and new and the citizens of Tolleson benefit. Mr. Medrano has partnered with surrounding cities and worked hard to improve quality of life for everyone living in the West Valley. Tolleson not only has a rich history, but a very bright future thanks to leaders who really care about their community. Tolleson is a fiscally sound city and the leaders and staff deserve increases in pay for their accomplishments.
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