Letters to the Editor for March 2, 2013


Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.

Voice of reason

In the aftermath of the latest school tragedy, finally there's a voice of reason. City Commissioner Lauren Poe has pointed out that training school officials to identify mental-health problems is a workable solution — whereas, the first victim in a well-planned attack would probably be a school resource officer or deputy.

Let's require anger management in both elementary and secondary school curriculums. Identifying problems before they culminate in violence is essential to prevention.

Shirley Wiltshire,

Gainesville

Fear as a weapon

Here we go again. The president is once again crying that "the sky is falling" as we face a sequester that simply slows down the radical pace of big spending. A former Democratic president sought to calm the fears of the nation by going on the radio in a time of real crisis to say to all the country, "There is nothing to fear but fear itself."

Obama constantly uses fear as a weapon to scare the wits out of the masses that he has rallied to his cause by endless free money, food stamps and other freebies that will eventually bankrupt the country. He gets away with it because of a feckless, fawning media elite.

Wes Hunt,

Hawthorne

Toss the money lenders

I just noticed the Feb. 23 story in the New York Times about how the major banks have quickly become behind-the-scenes allies of Internet-based payday lenders charging rates sometimes exceeding 500 percent. Even Jesus lost his patience with the money lenders and threw them out of the temple. Shouldn't we be doing the same?

Jose M. Catasus,

Gainesville

Holiday for police

Since we have special holidays for various groups and individuals, I believe that police officers should have their special day. Their lives are on the line every day. When they leave for duty, no one knows for sure if they will be returning home alive.

Mauna Sampson,

Alachua

Vote for the person

Everybody has choices to make when they vote.

I used to wonder who would be the right ones to vote for. I thought, "Would it be better to vote for party or some other way?"

For a while I would consider party, but no more. I consider who is for the people and who puts the middle class, the poor and the needy first, regardless of party. That makes it easy and helps you vote in a way that goes along with Biblical principles.

W.R. Clark,

Old Town

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