Letters to the Editor Dec. 17, 2011

Del Norte Triplicate Readers

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

their actions.

I wish the blame game would stop.

I wish we only had to deal with nature's disasters, not ones created

by humans.

I wish our "sweet haven" an uneventful 2012.

Maida Piotrowski

Crescent City

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

vote.

Virginia Walworth

Crescent City

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.).

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