Letters to the Editor for May 4, 2013


Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:25 p.m.

Break it up

If the Levy County Sheriff’s Office said the Williston Crab Festival is “unsanctioned and non-permitted,” then why were there 70 law enforcement and emergency medical personnel, including 45 Levy County deputies, stationed at the event on Saturday night?

It seems to me that if the event was “non-permitted” and 10,000 people showed up, shouldn’t those law enforcement personnel have broken the event up and made those people disperse?

John Kelly,

Williston

God-given right

The editorial cartoon depicting the NRA snuffing the lighted candle of the Sandy Hook legacy (Sun, April 23) was misleading. It was not the NRA that stopped the recent attempts to pass “sensible gun control” laws in the Senate. It was the God-given right to protect and defend ourselves, our family and our country. This God-given right is iterated in the U. S. Constitution, as amended; particularly the Second Amendment.

Tom Burnett,

Live Oak

Go, Tebow, go

The 6-10 New York Jokes and 2-14 Jacksonville Jesters are rejecting you, Tim? Consider the sources. Don’t you have one more playoff win than Peyton in Denver? Go to the CFL and show the world what you’ve got!

Frederic Davis Jr.,

Gainesville

Overdue recognition

I am so glad that the paper has finally acknowledged the Gator women’s softball team. They have played exceptionally all year without getting recognition except for small blurbs. We have wonderful girls in sports here in Gainesville and they deserve to be recognized.

Thank you for finally doing so and please continue during the coming SEC games and all the rest.

Ruth Kusky,

Gainesville

Thatcher’s views

It was interesting reading the Ernie Taylor letter (Sun, April 18) pleading the need for a Margaret Thatcher in Washington. I substantially agree with Taylor, although I’m not sure he fully thought out his stated desire

He is aware, I’m sure, that Thatcher fully supported socialized medicine, was in favor of gay rights, was pro-choice and supported tax rates that were substantially higher than those of this country then or now.

Herb Emmons,

Gainesville

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