Letters to the editor, January 24
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Updated: February 25, 2013 6:05AM
Hobart shouldn’t consider privatizing its EMS
I am furious that the Hobart City Council and mayor are investigating or even considering contracting out the city’s Emergency Medical Services.
I used the EMS late at night when I was having chest pains and needed to get to the hospital. The service was prompt and professional, and I can’t say enough for our firefighters who man these ambulances. They do a good job and are worth every penny we pay them.
I attend cardiac rehab at the facility here in Hobart across from the hospital and, three times a week, I go past the corner of Ash and 14th streets. If I look to my left at the stop sign, I often see private ambulances parked at the end of Ash Street, just sitting with their motors running.
I have seen them there when I went to rehab and again an hour-and-a-half later when I was returning home.
Don’t tell me they do a better job than our Hobart EMS people. At least when they deliver you to the hospital, they return back to their respective stations for another possible call. I have nothing but praise for our Hobart firefighters. Don’t even consider giving their jobs away.
Mary Jo Hopkins
We need guns because
of big government threat
“We have before us the chance to forge for ourselves and for future generations a New World Order, a world where the rule of law — not the law of the jungle — governs the conduct of nations.
“When we are successful — and we will — we have a real chance at this New World Order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peace-keeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of its founders.” — A quote by George Herbert Walker Bush, Sept. 11, 1990.
This is the reason our forefathers set up the Second Amendment. Resist big government; that’s why people need AR-15s.
Sexual predators need to be easily identifiable to all
In reply to A.E. Green’s letter on “how to protect children, stop abortion,” this person seems to feel that society is being too harsh on sexual child molesters by requiring them to register as predators.
The writer also does not find it a necessity the criminal should have to be on this registry after he does his time.
Child sexual predators do not offend once or twice. Sexual perversion, especially against children, is a lifestyle. After all, children must carry the burden of this crime all their lives. Why not the same burden for the offender?
Go on a government website and see how many registered sex offenders are in a 5-mile radius of your home. It’s a real eye-opener. If I had my way, there wouldn’t be a registry, as so many offenders fail to re-register. I would tattoo “child predator” on their foreheads. Children are the silent majority; adults must be their voice.