Letters to the Editor for Jan. 20, 2012
Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:41 p.m.
The English way
Are you as disgusted as we are reading and hearing about the presidential election? Let's adopt the English system.
Three months of campaigning, a cap on funding and then suffer the consequences. Republicans and Democrats, unite to have a better system. We all would be better for it.
The amount of time and money spent campaigning is obscene. Do you agree? If so, let our congressmen know.
In response to the Jan. 14 letter from Polly Pepper, “I'm tired of all these unwanted phone calls”:
I, too, was inundated with unwanted phone calls from telemarketers, and I signed up on the National Do Not Call Registry. Once registered, it is illegal for most telemarketers to call, and, if they do, a complaint can be filed.
In early 2000, registration was effective for five years, but now there is no expiration. Try it out, you'll see a positive difference.
The website for the National Registry is donotcall.gov and you can list several phone numbers in one registration.
Sue Henry Young,
Posting on the virtual door at Pugh Hall
Nearly 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church, in Wittenberg, Germany, giving birth to the Reformation. A posting on the Castle Church door was a typical scholarly way of inviting debate on a particular subject in that dawning age of the printing press.
What remarkable things might we expect from the new Great Civil Debate Wall at the Graham Center's Pugh Hall, at the University of Florida, in this extraordinary age of communication?
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