Letters to the Editor: November 19, 2013
Recognizing Carolyn for parade
The article by Shane McOwen regarding the W. Valley gears up for Veterans Day neglected to mention something. Here in Pebblecreek we would not have a Veterans Day Parade if it wasn’t for Carol;yn Rota & her many volunteers. Carolyn is the person who initiated the Parade approximately 3yrs ago. She has been tireless in her effort to bring the best Parade possible to the West Valley & to Pebblecreek in particular. I say KUDOS to her & her team.
There was a letter chuckling about the donkey as the symbol of the Democratic Party. Jesus Christ chose to ride a humble donkey into Jerusalem.
In Genesis, God chose the arrogant serpent to tempt Adam and Eve into disobeying His law, and it became the symbol of sin and evil.
Is it odd that the Tea Party chose a flag with a coiled serpent as their symbol. They march under the coiled serpent, they assemble under the coiled serpent, and they welcome neo-Confederates under the coiled serpent of the Gadsden flag.
Yes, we progressives have the lowly donkey as our symbol and the Tea Baggers have the arrogant serpent as their symbol.
Native American beauty
A few days ago I was in Scottsdale attending an event. Now I don’t get to the East valley all that much; however, when I do, I am always struck by the fact that geographically speaking, God blessed the East valley a little more than the West valley with more and more magnificent mountain ranges. That is God’s doing and nothing we can change.
However there is something we can change, and we in the West valley should in my opinion, make it a priority. Every time I am in the East valley, I wonder why there is so much more beautiful Native American art work along the freeways there than we have in the West valley. We have some paintings here, but not much. Albuquerque, New Mexico offers a stunning example of what can be done with Native American artwork along there interstates. Why not here?
It can’t cost that much to do. It would really increase civic pride. Why not Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale and Peoria, Why not? It occurs to me that I asked that same question in my 3 minute verbal presentation to the Goodyear city council, well over a year ago. I believe the Mayor said she would refer the question to somebody for further study. That is the last I heard about it.
So good idea? If you think so why not bring it up to your city councils?
Worthless conservative opinions
I must question Mr. Orr’s reading comprehension. (Nov. 8th) I’ve never said facts (or reason) are necessary to have an opinion, only that they are essential for opinions to have worth. After all, we state our opinions not merely to spew them, but hoping to convince others they’re correct. You can’t do that without fact and reason.
In that same issue his “hero” (the Socialist Mr. Azzarello) proclaimed that “Progressives” want a “secular humanistic society”, and will “come against every person of faith in their place of worship”. That’s as false an accusation as I’ve ever heard! The issue is obedience to the Constitution’s command that there can be no government establishment of religion (or other government meddling in the subject). What religion he, and anyone else, practice as individuals is their private right. They just can’t employ “the heavy hand of government” in that arena. So, he (and his so-called “conservatives”) are actively trying to destroy the principle of Church/State separation (which made this nation great). His patriotic opponents want to preserve it.
Of course, that’s just my opinion versus his. How to choose between them? By looking at the facts and employing reason, not simply (mindlessly) accepting what either of us say.
But Azzarello and Orr mock the every idea that, to have merit, opinions require facts. Which is why their opinions are worthless!
And note how Orr chose to misquote me. Why did he omit my October 1st. statement that even if one believes the moon is made of green cheese, that opinion won’t make it a dairy product? He quoted the two sentences which preceded it.
Answer: my example illustrated the point I was making (about fact versus opinion). His dishonest omission (a typical Socialist trick) is a further reason his Nov. 8th letter was worthless!
Gordon P.R. Posner
Real victims of immigration law
I read with bewilderment and anger Raul Grijalva’s skewed emphasis on the protection of illegal aliens and his willingness to break additional American laws, all the while ignoring the plight of Americans who have suffered unspeakable hardships due to uncontrolled illegal immigration. He whines about the dozens of ‘migrants’ who die every year attempting to cross into the US but conveniently leaves out the fact these individuals fell victim to their own bad decisions and reaped the consequences thereof. Many died from natural causes such as exposure to the elements while others fell victim to human and drug smugglers. Albeit the very same smugglers they co-conspired with to enter the US unlawfully. However Grijalva, like every other La Raza open border buffoon ignores the real victims of illegal immigration, the thousands of Americans killed and tens of thousands maimed by the malefactors he defends.
So Raul have you ever heard of Kelly Tracy, Olivia Wilson, Tanne Natividad, James & Emilia Lee, Kris Eggle, Kenneth Collings, Marc Atkinson, Kyle Wible, of course not, because they weren’t one of your precious dreamers were they??? I’ll tell you who they are; they were just a few of the countless Americans, who have been brutally killed by the very same reprobates you wish to provide amnesty through “comprehensive immigration reform.” These innocent victims were not committing criminal acts as with your ‘migrants’ when their lives were violently taken. They were on our side of the border either doing their jobs or minding their own business, when one of your precious ‘migrants’ decided to break additional American laws.
However the most tragic part is these deaths were 100% preventable. If our southern borders were properly secured and our federal authorities enforced current immigration laws, every single one of these precious Americans would still be alive.