published Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Fine people with inappropriate dress

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Fine people with inappropriate dress

We need to pass a law to stop these sagging pants, people walking around showing underwear, women walking around showing their nakedness.

If the state needs money, they sure can get some by putting a fine on everyone wearing sagging pants.

CHRISTINE DOBBINS

Parents are key in preparing kids

We are witnessing a great unrest in communities throughout our nation concerning the dismal failure of our public school system. Parents involved in these protests invariably demand their rights for good schools.

Citizens' rights are sacred -- but they come with a price. In order for our rights to be secured, we must be responsible. In everything we say, do and think, personal responsibility is a prerequisite to any legitimate right we may have or expect to have.

The causes of failure in our public schools are many and complex. However, if every cause of failure could be eliminated except one -- this being a majority of students committed to academic success -- our schools would still be a dismal failure. Parents are a key to this problem. Parents who neglect their responsibilities in providing the school with a child ready to behave and learn have no right to demand good schools

KENNETH W. SIMONDS

It's time to fight creeping socialism

I once thought that both political parties wanted what was best for America. Therefore, as an independent, I voted for candidates I thought would be best for the positions they were running for.

This seemed logical to me at the time. I now know that this was wrong on a number of different levels.

First and foremost? This is not your grandfather's Democratic Party. Today's Democratic Party is laced with leftists, and far left liberals.

As more and more of us become reliant on government aid, one might argue that what we have are the conditions ripe for a shift to socialism.

This also may explain why the president doesn't really want to solve our economic dilemma as this furthers that cause.

Couple this with representatives who are easily coerced into following the party line and what we have is the perfect storm.

We need to fight this creeping socialism. Make sure you know what your party stands for and what policies they intend to impose on you before you vote.

PAUL PEPI

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Ozzy87 said...

And the Republican Party of today, Mr. Pepi, is ran by fascists and corpoate lackeys.

October 1, 2011 at 7:45 a.m.
bookworm said...

Dear Pepi: One thing that leads to 'creeping socialism' is NAFTA and GATT, and our other grossly unfair trade practices. This puts Americans out of work and drives down wages. We also have one of the most unfair tax structures in the world with the rich paying less in percentage of what they make than the poor. The bottom half of America is getting poorer year by year. No wonder people are having to rely myuch more on government aid. It's not socialism; it's a matter of survival. Your republican friends have the ability to fix this, but they won't.

October 1, 2011 at 9:54 a.m.
librul said...

Can't wait to see what comes out of your mouth next, Mr. Pepi. But I quess we'll have to wait for someone from Fox News to pull your string.

October 1, 2011 at 11:20 a.m.
01centare said...

Fine people with inappropriate dress We need to pass a law to stop these sagging pants, people walking around showing underwear, women walking around showing their nakedness. If the state needs money, they sure can get some by putting a fine on everyone wearing sagging pants. CHRISTINE DOBBINS

Where does it end, Ms. Dobbins? What about people who show bare arms? Cleavage? Mid-drift? Rings in belly-buttons? People like Ms. Dobbins ask for these ridiculous laws, then a few years later they're the ones crying the loudest about infringing on our basic rights.

October 1, 2011 at 5:15 p.m.
01centare said...

First and foremost? This is not your grandfather's Democratic Party. Today's Democratic Party is laced with leftists, and far left liberals.

Liberal:

(1.) favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.

(2.) often initial capital letter ) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.

(3.) of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.

(4.) favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.

(5.) favoring or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.

(6) a person of liberal principles or views, especially in politics or religion.

(7.) Open mind to change and acceptance of change, people, culltures and new ideas.

Conservative:

(1.) A person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas;

(2.) Unyielding

(3.) resist or oppose to change

(4.) limited in views of self and the world around you

(5.)A person who holds blindly and Intolerantly to a particular creed, opinion. A narrow minded person (also known as a bigot).

pssst I'll proudly take being a *liberal* any day.

October 1, 2011 at 7:11 p.m.
carlB said...

Reply to PAUL PEPI: Why is it that you and the other anti Obama "wanta bees" cannot accept what bookworm says about the free trade agreements? What do you think about the US consumers' $600 Billion dollars per year trade deficit with the global corporate monopolies is causing?

October 1, 2011 at 11:27 p.m.
ToHoldNothing said...

Fining people for you being offended by their style of dress is as silly as suggesting it is somehow sinful merely to look at a member of the opposite or same sex with strong attraction/lust. If you linger on someone's dress, perhaps you are judging outward appearance, where, if you believe in God, it judges the heart.

October 2, 2011 at 6:58 p.m.
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