Letters to the Editor
I strongly urge those of you who would like to see the Snow Creek property remain as open space for this generation and in perpetuity to attend the July 31 City Council meeting at 6 p .m. in the Library on Park Avenue. Please speak in favor of stopping construction in the Snow Creek Meadow at the open mike session.
Workforce housing can be addressed and handled efficiently and immediately in an alternative manner. The city does not have to destroy the habitat of native and migrating animals to provide workforce housing. The City Council does not need to lose its mountain beauty and environmental importance to provide housing for the city’s workforce.
Feulner and Loomis: amazing leadership
Two things: one about KPCW and KCPW and the other about this morning’s (July 25) broadcast.
Number one Blair Feulner. Having been a loyal and avid listener to Blair ever since the station(s) started, KPCW in particular and KCPW in general, are amazing. This is all due to the brain and foresight of Blair: the news, the reviews, the city and county and state coverage, the political coverage, books, Saturday a.m., traffic coverage, all of it.
Number two Scott Loomis, Mountainlands Community Housing also amazing: tightening up the rules and qualifications so that Parkite workers can live here; making rules so that real-estate speculators and nightly rentals cannot qualify and will be policed; making rules so that actual units and actual houses are built, not mercy fees in lieu of such housing.
I’m so pleased and proud of these men and their leadership.
States can save us from federal tyranny
It does not take a rocket scientist to see that our country is rapidly becoming a federal police state. Fortunately, our individual states can save us from this tyranny if enough of them, and their citizens, are willing to act,
We need to remember that it was the original 13 states that set up the federal government and granted it the limited powers stated in the U.S. Constitution. All federally elected and appointed officials take an oath to obey our Constitution. Sadly, they have disregarded it in about 80 percent of their activities.
The Tenth Amendment can help us reclaim our lost liberties if enough of the states act to regain their lost powers. This Amendment states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people." The states can get their lost powers back by claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment.
The state of Oklahoma started the ball rolling with its House Joint Resolution 1089 which it passed 92 to 3 on March 13. However, opponents in the Oklahoma Senate kept it from being voted on before this year’s legislative session ended. But, it is certain to be voted on again in 2009. See http://www.thenewamerican.com for details.
All we have to do now to lose the shackles of the federal government is to get enough citizens to demand that their states use similar resolutions.
Larry William Bradbury Reseda, Calif.
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