Well wishes for us and our leaders in next year
Some New Year's wishes:
I wish more people realized what a privilege being American is.
I wish the younger generations would realize the importance of volunteering in our community.
I wish people would give back to our town rather than just take what they can.
I wish for honesty from the politicians down to everyday people.
I wish people would once again learn to accept responsibility for
I wish the blame game would stop.
I wish we only had to deal with nature's disasters, not ones created
I wish our "sweet haven" an uneventful 2012.
Maybe we know more than Solomon about 99 percent
I just finished reading the Dec. 13 article "Occupy DN? It's not
happening," for the second or third time. I am still a little confused
by the article and congressional candidate Norman Solomon's assumption
that we are too dumb to know any better!
The reporter, Emily Jo Cureton interviewed a lot of people, except
the Republicans. Scott Feller, Republican Central Committee, is just a
few blocks down Third Street, and Gay McWherter, president of Republican
Women Federated, is not hard to reach either.
Let's take a good look at the 99 percent. They started out protesting
the "fat cats" on Wall Street, took over a park, destroyed property and
jobs in the area, they proved by their own actions that they were too
dumb to know why they were there. They allowed the anti-Semitics, the
anti-Americans, the drop-outs, and the drug crowd to take over. The
unions and George Soros supplied food and money, so they went along with
the liberal line, ignoring the real culprit, big government.
Maybe the people of Del Norte County are just smarter than Mr.
Solomon. Smart enough to realize that big government, not big business,
has destroyed our jobs. Big government protecting an owl, and the owl is
now questionable, to the detriment of the people. Big government
deciding where our fishing fleet can fish ... is it a minnow or a weed
that is in danger, I don't remember. Jobs and income would go a long way
to improve the county.
I agree that we must work harder to curb the drop-out rate. I
personally think that we need to add more vocational training to our
curriculum. Nothing builds math skills like using tools. Not all of our
kids are college-bound, yet we insist on teaching and spending money
only to that end.
Some of our kids think they need to work to help their families, and
sadly some have been taught by those families that life is a dead end.
We need to address that.
I haven't noticed Ms. Cureton's byline before. Perhaps she is new to
Del Norte, to which I say welcome.
I just want to say we don't need to occupy Del Norte to fix it.
Police Chief Doug Plack and Sherriff Dean Wilson have done a lot to
clean up the drug problem, we need to support them. We need to continue
paying attention to our community, going to City Council, Board of
Supervisors and Board of Education meetings.
Speaking up, and most important ... exercising our right, and duty to
President-elect, Republican Women Federated
(Editor's note: The article in question included the views of Sheriff
Dean Wilson, founder of the local Tea Party chapter.).