Letters to the editor, July 6
July 5, 2012 11:42AM
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Updated: August 7, 2012 6:06AM
Breed-specific legislation too difficult to enforce
I was distressed to read the Hobart City Council is entertaining vicious dog regulations, specifically directed at pit bulls.
I support measures to make communities safer, but the definition of “pit bull” is amorphous in public perception.
I have adopted a wonderful, gentle “pit mix” from the shelter and, after DNA testing her, learned that she doesn’t have a scrap of American pit bull terrier in her. If professional veterinarians cannot identify this breed on sight, how can we take for granted that lay people are able to make such a distinction?
Some breed-specific legislation specifies “pit bull-type dogs” without clarifying what that means. Staffordshire terriers? All terriers? Mastiffs? Boxers? Bulldogs?
You see how legally defining what exactly constitutes a pit bull becomes overwhelming.
The council’s valuable time could be better spent elsewhere.
Fortunately, there is an easy solution: Simply hold all breeds and all owners equally accountable.
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Obama never has been eligible to run for president
You’ll not read or hear this in the mainstream media, so I will pass on the fact that Barack Obama really is not eligible to be president. Never has been.
You can read the article at www.westernjournalism.com/dems-admit-obama-not-eligible-dont-care. Using the words from an article written by Doug Book to describe the extraordinary outing, the Democrat Party admitted Obama is not qualified to be president — and that it doesn’t matter.
According to a motion filed by party attorneys in a Tennessee eligibility lawsuit, “… the Defendants (the Tennessee Democrat Party and the Democrat National Committee) asserted that the Tennessee Democrat Party has the right to nominate whoever it chooses to run, including someone who is not qualified for the office.”
Democrats maintained voters, not the Constitution, should be the final arbiters of presidential eligibility.
Surprisingly, after their admission that he lacked the qualifications contained in the Constitution, U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson ruled the plaintiff who brought the case had no standing and, thereupon, gave the Democrats approval to put Obama on this year’s ballot.
Now, the cat is out of the bag, and the true sentiments of Democrat Party officials finally have been aired. It seems that, according to the left, as long as the acting president has the requisite contempt for the U.S., is willing to work tirelessly to destroy the national economy and will ignore the rule of law and his Constitutional duty to enforce it, he is eminently qualified to hold the country’s top job.
These, as we know from his past behavior and actions against we citizens and our sovereign states, are Obama traits — those of a true Socialist, whose goal is to bring our country into submission.