Letters to the Editor for March 23, 2013

Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:12 p.m.

Part of the city

To offer another perspective on the city of Gainesville's proposed annexation of Precinct 22, I would like to point out that of all the criticism we have of the City Commission, our precinct does not have a leg to stand on to criticize it.

We do not have a vote to hold over their heads. Yet we are captive to whatever they decide, especially our utilities.

We are a part of the city; we are contiguous to our city neighbors. Why should we not have a say or influence in what ultimately affects us directly? And surely there are voters in this area who would be competent commissioners or mayor. Think about it.

The voters, in their wisdom, get what they deserve. Especially when there is a low turnout.

June D. Littler,


We want accountability

This letter is in reference to “Too much credit” by Bud Byrd (Sun, March 17).

This is Congressman Ted Yoho's freshman year because he was voted in; that's what happens. The old, long-time, stale politicians are not wanted.

We want accountable congressmen to communicate with us. Staff members get to be staff members by following their congressman's views.

So sit back, put your feet up and have another one, Bud, this one is for you.

Ilona Burton,

Fort White

Obama's mandate

This country has had 43 white presidents in our history. Some of them were of inferior quality. Some were very racist and some even owned slaves.

The Sun has many letter writers that are always expressing their view in negative language toward our president. I can't understand why.

Yes, President Barack Obama does have a mandate at 51 percent and over 65 million votes. There's nothing so wretched as that class of people that owns wealth and nothing else.

Frank Lopez,


Creator's design

William Scott Billings misses the point (Sun, March 15). The creator designed the DNA to do what it does.

Frank Fiordalisi,


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