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Letters to the Editor Jan. 14, 2010

To be true to Constitution, we should abolish corporations

 Since Karen Brooks wants to get back to the Constitution, let’s abolish corporations. Nothing in the Constitution permits investors to create an intangible legal “person” who then takes (or dodges) responsibility for the mistakes of flesh-and-blood persons.

But the Constitution does guarantee flesh-and-blood persons “equal protection of the laws.” I'm sure Karen Brooks is not a bigot, but minorities depend on government to enforce our 14th Amendment rights. Corporations have no incentive to do it.

Barry Wendell

Crescent City


Letters to the Editor Jan. 13, 2011

Staff, tenants partnered to make Seabreeze Apartments peaceful

On behalf of the Seabreeze Apartments, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the young lady referenced in your Dec 30 article (“Police: Man held for rape of girl, 15”). This was truly an unfortunate and unforeseeable incident, from anyone’s perspective.

The circumstances are in the capable hands of the law enforcement. I have been informed by staff that this tragic act took place somewhere outside and neither parties was a resident.

The staff and tenants, over the recent years, have truly partnered to make the Seabreeze Apartments a quiet and peaceful community. Their efforts and success have been recognized and it is my sincere hope that the greater community will retain this perception.

Michael F. Burke

Vice President,

AWI Management Corporation

Auburn, Calif.


Letters to the Editor Jan. 12, 2011

Medicare and social security cuts are bad

For the past two mornings now I have listened to the news report about our deficit and yes, as American citizens it is our deficit. But we American citizens are now and will be suffering because of choices and cuts made by our government. Whether we are Republicans or Democrats, one or the other will get the “hatchet” once our government makes their cuts.

The latest is stupendous cuts to social security and medicare. Why?

Why hurt those who need it most? It’s bad enough there’s been no cost of living increase for two years. What’s next?

 


Letters to the Editor Jan. 11, 2011

Very grateful for honest people willing to return lost money

I was at the Union 76 gas station on Saturday waiting for my son. After he got there I went inside to get a soda.

I paid for it and went back to my truck when Matt came out and handed me my $10 back that I had drop in the store. That was honest of him to give it back. So I asked my son to go back inside and give him $5 as a thank-you.

I’m very grateful for honest people. Thank you very much, Matt.

Edith Headley

Crescent City


Letters to the Editor Jan. 07, 2011

Fairly happy with MediCare, but the costs should go down

MediCare and my supplemental insurance is fine, I have very few problems with it.

But MediCare is not free; $99 is deducted monthly from my Social Security check.

Social Security is a tangled web of chicanery.

But don’t punish the seniors who have actually worked during their life and contributed to the Social Security fund.


Letters to the Editor Jan. 06, 2011

School district employees donated 120 turkeys to RHS

This was the eighth year for the “Turkeys from Schools” program and, thanks to the generosity of so many of the employees of the Del Norte Unified School District, we were able to purchase and donate 120 turkeys to the Rural Human Services holiday food basket program.

Maureen Kevany-Jahn

Coordinator

Crescent City


Letters to the Editor Jan. 05, 2011

Paying out of pocket for health care will cost rest of us anyway

Regarding Bob Fisher’s letter (“It should be my right not to have insurance and pay out of pocket,” Dec. 30) and his wish to pay his medical expenses “out of pocket,” splendid.

But as a taxpayer I insist that he pay in advance of any treatment. When he is faced with a $90,000 bill for major heart surgery I don’t wan't him declaring bankruptcy and dumping his expenses on my shoulders.

Thomas A. Dobson

Smith River


Letters to the Editor Jan. 04, 2011

Thanks for everyone’s help with raising sunken ‘Southern Belle’

We just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful community response when our boat, “The Southern Belle,” sank.

Thank you to the divers, harbor crew, Coast Guard, Fish and Game, the congregation of Redwood Family Worship Center and all our friends who helped us.


Letters to the Editor Dec. 31, 2010

God bless the ‘widow’s mite’ donated by struggling family

The Spirit of Christmas lives right here in Crescent City. As I opened the Church door on Sunday morning, I found a water-logged card under the door. I shall quote it entirely:

“My family and I do not attend your Church. We pass your Church everyday. My family, (a single mom with two kids.) We have had a very rough year. Today our only car sits at an automotive shop with repairs that will cost more than we have. Our rent is overdue and I have not one gift for my children.

Yet I feel a need to give this donation because I feel that someone, or maybe your Church itself, needs it more than us. Merry Christmas.”


Letters to the Editor Dec. 30, 2010

It should be my right not to have insurance and pay out of pocket

In response to Ms. Felt’s letter published Dec. 22 (“Ruling on health reform appears politically motivated, nonsensical”), she is comparing apples and oranges.

A driver’s license is only required if you choose to drive. One is only required to purchase auto insurance if they want to own and operate an automobile on public streets. She is correct about taxes and social security. Most taxes can be considered unconstitutional, and requiring one to pay for another’s retirement could be so as well.


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