Letters to the Editor for June 5, 2019

Dear People of the Great State of Nevada,

A couple of weeks ago, I had a letter to the editor published in this newspaper. It said that I was doing a state report on Nevada and asked you to send me some information.

Your response was overwhelming! I have tried my best to send a personal thank you to everyone, but if you sent something and have not received a personal letter, please know how much I appreciate the time, thought, effort and money that you took to help me with my project. I learned so much, and I will never forget this experience!

On May 17, we (had) a big “State Fair” where we get to display the information and the items we received. The people of the great state of Nevada will be well represented! Thank you again.

Sincerely, Drake Alexander

Charlotte Latin School

Charlotte, NC

Finding money

What is peculiar to me is that state, county and cities can find money to give 2 to 5 percent raises to fill a spot when a person retires or quits, then at the end of their first year a big bonus for such a “good job.” Others, they find money for bonus and a raise at the end of each year. Also find money to build these “roundabouts.” They don’t seem to work as well as the present controls. But can’t find a dime to repair “potholes” or broken sidewalks to help take care of our veterans who are sleeping wherever they can, trying to keep warm while wrapping in plastic and eating out of dumpsters or whatever they can find. Also find money to feed, clothe, house, school and anything else they want, ask for: medical, driver’s license if you are an “illegal.” Yet, we have seniors on Social Security — $600 to $1,000 a month can pay rent, food and meds all at once. Only one or the other.

Ralph Newcomb

Carson City

Two years of Democrats’ investigations lacked results

A recent author of a letter to the editor (“Child president throws another tantrum,” May 29) complained that President Trump was having a “temper tantrum” and acting like a “child.” While I don’t always agree with the way our president does things, I most certainly don’t agree with the author’s assessment. In case the author has just woken up from hibernation and missed it, there was an investigation that lasted over two years and found there were no crimes committed that need further investigation. The author also says that the president should just say, “Investigate all you want but do it quickly.” Apparently, I have a different definition of “quickly.” Over two years and millions of taxpayer dollars spent to come up with nothing at all? In regards to “doing the business of the people,” I wonder when the Democrats will start doing that? I guess we will just have to put up with another year of “investigations” since they don’t seem to have any other ideas that are worth discussing. Who is really acting like children?

David Knighton

Carson City

Draconion abortion laws could carry consequences

In a coordinated campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade, anti-choice legislators and governors in several southern and midwestern states have enacted blanket bans on abortion. Georgia went so far as to threaten physicians with 99-year prison terms and made it a crime for women to leave the state to seek abortion services elsewhere. There would be little point in going next door to Alabama, which has banned abortions even in cases of rape or incest.

These draconian laws do have potential consequences for the states adopting them. If Georgia’s abortion law is upheld by the courts, it stands to lose most or all of its $9.5 billion film industry. It’s a similar situation in Alabama, which has a thriving automobile industry.

Honda makes its Ridgeline, Pilot and Odyssey models at a plant outside of Birmingham. Hyundai manufactures its Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe models in Montgomery. In Tuscaloosa, Mercedes assembles its C-Class, GLE-Class and GLS-Class. In Huntsville, Toyota makes engines for its RAV4s, Highlanders, Corollas, Tacomas, Sequoias and Tundras.

Anyone taking exception to the state of Alabama making women’s reproductive choices for them might want to think about driving other makes and models. This could potentially include the 65 percent of Alabama voters who expressed their opposition to blanket abortion bans in a survey taken in 2018. Why those same voters elected the Legislature and governor who put just such a law on the books remains a mystery.

Rich Dunn

Carson City


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