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Letters to the editor - updated Aug. 26
RE: Future of SWAC could be in question (published Aug. 21)
I should not be surprised that the Southwest Area Commission (SWAC) is having difficulty in attracting new interest in serving on the commission. It is ironic that Stephanie Coe, former secretary, is blaming it on not serving food. It is not a lack of interest in serving on the commission, it is a problem of who is still on it and what they want done.
Who would want to serve with the group that voted unanimously for the racetrack and amphitheater at Cooper Stadium, to the future detriment of their neighborhoods in Franklinton, the Hilltop, downtown and German Village?
It is a sad day in our city’s history that such a small group of people, who will have come and gone in a short time, can wield such political power. Until this group of people is gone, which appears to be in one year, there will be little potential of attracting anyone new.
The third party
The other day James Carville predicted the entrance of a third party into the 2012 elections. I don’t get the big bucks but I predicted this last year. A third party, whatever its name, is preferable to either of the two parties that have helped run this once great country into the ground.
For a third party to win it must be united, strong, and committed to its principles, and that means the Tea Party as the third party. It will take a concentrated effort for everyone who believes in America to hold fast and vote for the candidate of the Tea Party.
The votes will be split between the Democrats, Republicans and the Tea Party. We only have one chance to save this country and retain the lifestyle we have become accustomed to and free us from a tyrannical government. The senior citizens and the young inexperienced voters hold the key.
The middle class is whose jobs, homes, and lifestyle are counting on the outcome.
RE: First of 12 cameras installed (published Aug. 7)
I am a WWII veteran, born and raised on the Hilltop. We don’t need cameras to do the job of our police. There are reports the cameras are an error. This is greed, not safety.
Just who would check if these cameras were working properly? Would they be calibrated constantly so the public would be protected? I don’t think so.
Would they take a policeman’s job? Yes, at least part of it.
I say it should be put to a vote.
If there is a problem intersection run a test on it then. Putting cameras at random is not the answer. No, it is greed.
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