Nation's gun laws need some alterations
Something needs to be done about guns.
I'm a Wisconsin native. I had a gun growing up -- a .22-caliber for target practice and a few rabbit hunts that were unsuccessful -- the rabbits were thankful.
Now there is another shooting tragedy, this one at a Sikh temple in the state I grew up in.
I am not out to take away anyone's constitutional right to own a gun, but some changes need to be made. What is possible?
We could reimpose a national five-day waiting period before a handgun purchaser can pick up his or her gun and ban clips holding more than 10 bullets.
These moves could save lives. Some deranged person in a rage could cool down and change his mind in five days, and the killer would have to pause to reload, offering a chance for someone to be a hero and tackle the killer.
I know many gun owners would support these changes and wouldn't reject the plan due to the "camel's nose under the tent" syndrome.
My sympathy to the victims' families in the sad state of Wisconsin.
Government not master of people
I believe that laws were made for man and not man for the law, and that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
Also, a man's word is his bond and power, position or wealth
Revelations make tax increases likely to fail
Even assuming some of the billions in hidden "special funds" were hidden in state employees' personal bank accounts, wallets or mattresses over the years, I still think taxpayers are better off with the rest of that money being held back from California's general fund, remaining instead in the secret accounts.
In the general fund, the money would immediately be squandered on laying an extra half-mile of track for the Pretty Fast Choo-Choo Train from Nowhere to No Place, or paying for lawyers for the next 40 years to argue the merits of the newly proposed Delta Water Siphon project, or just to pay for whatever pet projects our esteemed "leaders" could dream up with this windfall suddenly available to them.
However this goes, the best thing is that all the various tax increases we are voting on in November are more likely to fail, and rightfully so.
Cannot sit quietly by this November
Do you really think we are not headed toward being a socialist nation? Well guess what? You now have at least five liberal mayors who want to say you can and cannot open a business in their jurisdiction unless your religious values are the same as theirs.
Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, is one of them, and he was the chief of staff to President Barack Obama, so do you really think Obama has different views? Gang, we better do the correct thing in November. This might just be your last chance. We want our Constitution, our liberties and our prosperity. If you choose to sit quietly, they will win. Un-elect Obama.
Obama's defects hurt economic recovery
A major objection to President Barack Obama is that he has ruined our economy. He is a total failure when it comes to keeping the economy viable. His left-wing dogma fuels his anti-business, anti-investor class warfare.
He refuses to admit that a viable economy depends on businesses and investors being confident about the future. Or perhaps his rhetoric just represents the sleazy Chicago politics he is used to.
Our current economic woes are due not to George Bush but to Democrat promotion of the Community Reinvestment Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which pressured banks to give subprime loans to low-income, ill-qualified people.
Good intentions gone awry.
By the way, Obama sued Citibank on behalf of ACORN to force it to give such loans.
Eating insects may well be in our future
Could you rerun the article by Angela Woodall on eating insects in the Food section sometime.
Considering the droughts, floods and global warming of the seas, which may be in our future, eating protein-rich insects may be our next option.
Loved the article and sent it to my grandchildren who usually feed live crickets to their pet lizard.