Letters to the Editor for July 26, 2014


Published: Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.

A big hurry

I read with disgust about two events that occurred within two days to our citizens in wheelchairs. What has happened to the human race that we are in such a big hurry that we cannot stop when a citizen is trying to cross a street in a wheelchair?

This should not surprise me, as these same people would probably run over anyone trying to cross a street, including pedestrians of all shapes, sizes and colors, even schoolchildren.

As we approach a new school year, I would like to encourage all drivers to heed the speed limits including those in school zones. In the time it takes to do the right thing, a life could be changed forever, including your own. Nothing is more important than that!

Diane Rosenberg,

Gainesville

Simplistic solution

The July 17 column by Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post, "Impeach the president," reasonably argues against both impeachment and the lawsuit against President Obama as essentially being "non-starters." Yet her solution — asserting Congress can pass a law when it disagrees with the president — is speciously simplistic.

It seems Marcus failed to consider the 40-plus bills prevented from a vote by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Harold B. Wilber,

Lake City

Corporate rule

It is now official. We are governed by corporations. The Supreme Court has just ruled that corporations are super people with the right to impose their religious views on their employees. I can't wait for Saudi Arabia to buy Wal-Mart and impose Sharia law on all employees thereof.

Tom Wells,

Gainesville

Not allowed to vote

I recently read a report about "Dreamers" protesting in front of a Republican senator's offices with signs saying, "The GOP is dead to us. We will never vote for you."

Aside from the question of how they were allowed in by security, I didn't think that illegal immigrants were allowed to vote. Or is that something else that not only I, but President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, are going to be surprised to learn?

J.D. Henderson,

Gainesville

No mistakes admitted

I will bet that the military and our government find a way that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was not a deserter. They will put more spin on it than all the spiders in the U.S. There is no way they will admit they were wrong, especially when President Obama let five potential future terrorists go, if Bergdahl was found guilty.

That is what today's government does — rarely admit when it is wrong. It is sad!

Ralph Kubicsek Sr.,

Gainesville

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