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Letters to the Editor Feb. 28, 2013

Patriots to fend off military when Obama orders attack

It would have been nice to see a picture or a mention of Steve Berg’s performance at DNACA’s fundraiser along with the other photos (“The Locals,” Feb. 26). Steve is a Del Norte musical icon, known by many, loved by several.

It’s too bad he didn’t get to join in the last number with what I call the Addie Meedom House Bearded Men’s Chorus. He would have added some youthful verve.

But I did appreciate the news of Roger Gitlin’s edifying resolution to support the Second Amendment to protect ourselves against a tyrannical government run amok (“Gun-rights resolution goes before supervisors,” Feb. 26).

When President Obama’s secret plan to destroy America is revealed, Mr. Gitlin and his fellow patriots will be there with their Cabela’s camos and their 30-round clips to hold off the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Marines.

This is America — where small minds can still dream big.

Roger Vance, Crescent City

Editor’s note: A photo of Steve Berg appeared in a Feb. 14 preview story, “Event features six local acts.”

People must not be silent about assault on freedoms

A public thanks to the supervisors of Del Norte County who voted to pass a resolution in support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and a special thanks to Supervisor Roger Gitlin, who introduced the motion.

Many local citizens attended the board meeting to voice their concerns of government attempts to curtail
individuals’ right of gun ownership. Some took the position of “what’s the point?” They seemed to believe amendments to the Constitution are unassailable and will stand without our support. 

Nothing could be further from the truth. When we the people remain silent as the government grows stronger to suppress and control, our freedoms will certainly suffer. If the resolution only serves as a message to the powers that be, a statement, “We will not relent,” in the defense of our freedoms, then it is of immense importance. 

Again, thanks to our local leaders who discarded personal bias, if having any, and listened to the voices of their constituents. You have demonstrated democracy is practiced in our county even though it is under assault in our country.

Steve O’Dell, Crescent City

Congrats for attempt to bring us back into U.S.

Congratulations to Supervisor Roger Gitlin for respecting his oath of office to defend the U.S. Constitution and for his attempt now to bring at least our small part of California back into the United States of America (“Gun-rights resolution goes before supervisors,” Feb 26).

For too long, California has been a leader in the attack on the U.S. Constitution by suppressing our Second Amendment right as Americans to own guns. If the super-liberals from Hollywood and San Francisco want to secede from the union, trash the Constitution and impose a police state for themselves, let them do so, but leave us alone here.

Whether you own a gun or not, I hope you, as an American, support the U.S. Constitution and Supervisor Gitlin’s effort to save it for us.

John Cupp, Smith River

 

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