Letters to the Editor

February 11, 2000

What rich loser will Bartlett pick next?

To the editor:

Now that Mr. Multi-millionaire Steve Forbes has decided to end his pursuit of the presidency, who, or what will Rep. Roscoe Bartlett endorse next?

First it was multi-millionaire Mr. PotatoE head, then multi-millionaire Steve Forbes.

Oh! the pain of wondering where our troglodyte representative will go next!

Hopefully under the rock from whence he came.

Kathy McRorie


Communists killed God? Please!

To the editor:


This is in response to Richard Corbin's letter of Feb. 6. First off, allow me to say that I find Charley Reese to be wrong on just about every subject he writes about, although I do agree with him on the horrors of the embargo against Iraq. Even though his logic holds true for the embargo against Cuba I wonder if his opinion is the same.

But enough about Reese. Corbin writes..."ever read Das Capital or the Communist Manifesto......those people didn't go away, in fact they're more powerful than ever."

What people? Who are you talking about, the commies? Next the lines..... "but they didn't go away, they simply had the Lord crucified. Down through the years countless other great men have been murdered by this hegemony of parasitism" Once again I ask, what people, who are you talking about? Surely you're not suggesting the commies killed your god!?

Who is this "small group of international criminals" that supposedly "control the life-blood of our economy"? What "private banking cartel" is it that Congress "delegated their authority over money and it's issue...?" At least have the courage to say exactly what you mean; don't try to disguise it in some kind of quasi-religious gobbledygoop and vague statements about "they." Plain speaking is the mark of an honest man.

Michael Harman

Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Legislature driven to stupidity

To the editor:

While I was reading over some of the bills that are before the Maryland General Assembly, I came across a massive number of bills that are aimed at restricting all kinds of things for minors. For example, SB94 which would allow the Motor Vehicle Administration to revoke the driving privileges of a minor if they are caught with a tobacco product.

Another is SB8 which would require a person under the age of 16 to wear a helmet while in-line skating. I don't understand why they target minors in this bill. People over the age of 16 are just as likely to be hurt while in-line skating as a person under the age of 16.

The last bill that I want to comment on is SB152, which is trying to limit the number of passengers in a vehicle driven by a minor. This would limit all kinds of things that minors can do such as: work, carpool to school, after school activities. Parents aren't always around to drive us from place to place. We need to be able to have some way to get around with our friends.

I guess the big question that I have to ask is why are the members of the Maryland General Assembly targeting minors in this state so much? I must say that our Washington County delegation is not adding their names as sponsors to these bills and I would like to take the time to thank them for that.

For the rest of the Maryland General Assembly, minors have parents that out restrictions on their children. They do what they think is best for their children, We don't need another parent in Annapolis making these restrictions into laws.

Tyler C. Patton


Send info

To the editor:

I would be pleased if you would send some information about your state. I have a report at the end of the year. I have chosen your state to use for my report. I would be pleased if you would respond with information as quickly as you can.

Thank you for taking the time to review my letter.

Jeffrey Isaac Bennion

Greenville Elementary

2450 North 400 East

North Logan, Utah 84341

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