Letters to the Editor Nov. 16, 2013

Written by Del Norte Triplicate Readers November 18, 2013 03:58 pm

Our president, what a guy ...

I can’t understand why some people are being so hard on Obamacare.  Our president just may be ahead of his time with mandatory coverages.

Science is moving so fast that it is conceivable (no pun intended) that men will one day be able to get pregnant and bear children. That’s probably why Obamacare mandates that men be covered for maternity and newborn care.

Yes, I believe that he is a true visionary. He realizes that many people losing their current health insurance coverages may become depressed because their new Obamacare insurance will double their existing premium and increase their deductibles, causing many people turn to illegal drugs. That’s why he made sure that mental health services and addiction treatments were included in every policy.

Yes, I am sure that’s why the president made sure that insurance companies cancel all policies that failed to include those essential elements.

Our president, what a guy ... always looking out for us.

Bob Berkowitz, Crescent City

Oppose transgender student law

I am waiting for the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors to vote a resolution of opposition against Assembly Bill 1266, an act to amend section 221.5 of the California Education Code, relating to students’ rights. I understand a resolution of opposition has been tabled.

This bill will permit students to participate in sex-segregated school programs, and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities (i.e. restrooms and locker rooms) consistent with his or her gender identity, regardless of the gender listed on the student’s records.

California law already prohibits discrimination in education on the basis of specified characteristics, including gender, gender identity, and gender expression. Existing law requires that participation in a particular physical education activity or sport, if required of students of one sex, be available to students of each sex.

The Privacy for All Students (PFAS) coalition have submitted over 620,000 signatures to election officials to qualify a statewide vote allowing voters to approve or reject AB 1266 that was enacted by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 12, 2013. After the 620,000 signatures have been validated by election officials, the law will be suspended until November 2014, allowing the voters of California to decide.

Would you like your child or grandchild subjected to using school restrooms and/or locker rooms with students of the opposite gender that identifies with the gender of your child or grandchild? Stand up immediately and send the resolution of opposition to Sacramento that Del Norte County is against this law being in our schools. 

Cory Countess, Crescent City