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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Congress should focus on real problems
The president cannot run all of the departments of government. Department heads are appointed to do so, with confidence that they know their job and legal responsibility. If they fail to do so, no excuses; fire them. Plain and simple.
For Congress to investigate the investigation is a means of diversion from the main problems we have. Use government’s time more efficiently in securing jobs, passing immigration laws, etc.
If the country is so worried about the government’s deficit, it should look at illegal immigrants and the cost of taking care of them; also the amount of drugs they bring, costing and killing Americans. Why are we ignoring the real problems?
America is tired of the accusations and bickering going on among the politicians in government. Use your vote for politicians seriously next time.
BERTIE S. LAWSON
Tougher gun laws won’t help
Everyone is yelling for stricter gun laws. It doesn’t matter how many laws you have, criminals don’t obey them.
Drunken driving is against the law. People still do it. Illegal drugs are against the law. People still do them. So what makes anyone think having more laws is going to do any good? Criminals don’t obey the law. That’s why they are called criminals. What we need are tougher penalties for those who break the law.
The law-abiding citizen who is carrying a gun may just save your life one day.
Foretelling a dire future for median
“Making a bad bottleneck worse,” May 18 letter, hit the nail on the head. When the year 2099 ends, people will look back and decide the stupidest decision of this 100-year period must go to the person who proposed the median strip at this intersection.
WILLIAM DONALD BLACKBURN
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