September 16, 2010
It is time to clear incumbents out of Congress To the editor: The Federalist Papers were written to explain the Constitution and one in particular seems very appropriate for the subject matter. The 39th essay, paragraph 4, states the government derives its power from the people and is administered by persons for a limited time. This seems to fly in the face of incumbents. It further states that individuals tend to become tyrannical, but still think they are serving the republic.
January 1, 2005
To the editor: I arrived home recently and found that someone had left a letter from Sunday, Nov. 20, from Richard Giovanoni which purports to respond to my letter of Nov. 14. It appeared that he wanted to "clarify" my thinking for me. How very kind. However, I do not believe that I made any claim to have "absolute good" as any kind of byproduct of any decision by any court. It is clear to me that Giovanoni dislikes courts. And I would suggest to him that he read the Constitution.
March 29, 2009
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week there were three poll questions. The first question was: Do you think the government should impose a special tax on millions of dollars in employee bonuses paid by AIG and other companies that were bailed out by taxpayer dollars?
December 7, 2012
To no one's surprise, the right of privacy came into question by diehards of the right in the recent election cycle. Conservative politicians have promised to undo Roe v. Wade, which is grounded on this right. Ever since Roe v. Wade became law, there have been conservative writers (e.g. George Will) who belittle its legitimacy and assert that it is a “newly discovered” right. This canard is repeated by male-dominated legislatures, male-dominated courts and male-dominated organizations.