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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Surely clean energy is not out of reach
If we can send a rocket to Mars that sends back high-definition pictures, I am sure we can figure out how to power the U.S. without destroying it.
Government needs checks on power
Re: Charlie Perry's opinion that "The NRA stonewalls debate" (Feb. 11 letter):
In citing past National Rifle Association positions supporting moderate limits on gun control, Perry fails to acknowledge the current radical position many liberals have taken on guns by declaring that the Second Amendment is irrelevant today.
The federal government is not "us," as Perry claims, and frequently acts to take our liberties.
The government cannot be trusted to act in a constitutional manner without checks and balances.
Our forefathers believed an armed citizenry was essential in keeping the government in check.
There are adequate laws preventing the mentally ill, felons and those with court restraints from possessing guns.
The NRA believes that government should enforce the laws we have, not take away arms from law-abiding citizens wishing to defend themselves.
Double dipping on vehicle taxes
Salem has decided to join other local governments and cease the issue of the auto decal when paying your personal property tax.
I always thought the decal should be given when the tax is paid, for no additional fee.
So let's call it what it really is, a tax on a tax.
Weather JournalMany very icy despite 'bust' claims