Letters to the Editor for Jan. 12, 2013
Published: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:18 p.m.
Fails the smell test
The University of Florida’s six-month long presidential search is suddenly and arbitrarily derailed because Gov. Rick Scott and board of trustees Chairman David Brown want to ensure that UF is ranked among the top-10 universities in the nation?
Sorry, but this official explanation for the termination of the national search does not pass the smell test.
Since when has Gov. Scott been a champion of higher education in Florida or the University of Florida? Yesterday?
Clearly Scott has some hidden agenda here.
William T. Vickers,
Most memorable role
As a fan of the late Charles Durning, I read with avid interest the story on his biography.
It did mention that he was a prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge while fighting in World War II.
Yet it said nothing about his greatest and possibly his most memorable role at the site of Malmedy, where the Germans perpetrated one of the most atrocious war crimes.
They massacred a large number of unarmed, defenseless Allied prisoners of war.
It was on that day when Charles Durning played dead and lived to tell about it!
Abolish the House
Our democratic government is is not working. We limp from one crisis to another. After 200 years, our Constitution is not adequate for the times. A reckless minority can bring everything to a halt.
Who is to blame? Everybody: presidents, the Supreme Court, political parties, big banks, Wall Street, the media and the voters.
What to do? My suggestion: abolish the House of Representatives and we avoid a lot of problems. The Senate can do it all and it is easier to watch 100 politicians rather than 535.
Above all, voters need to vote smarter. We need honest legislators who are not greedy.
Samuel I. Greenberg,
Blame the mom
The liberal media blames firearms for the Sandy Hook massacre. Put aside the politically correct responses and place the blame where it belongs — on Adam Lanza’s mother.
She knew for many years that her son was not right. Then, she did not even keep them locked up in a gun safe inaccessible to him. Her foolishness and irresponsibility cost lives.
This massacre should warn us that we must finally examine the total problem: responsibility, accountability, mental health and weapons. Only then can we begin a legitimate discussion leading to a plan minimizing any future occurrences.
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