Letters to the editor, April 21
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Updated: May 22, 2013 6:07AM
Rhyming about getting rid
of gun violence in the USA
We got to do something about this gun violence, because it’s definitely gotten out of hand.
It is no longer a problem for the lower class communities, it’s a problem across the land.
It’s a problem that we need to quickly address, because too many people are dying.
Sometimes I don’t even like watching the news, because I know that it’s going to have me crying.
Because of all the gun violence that we’re having, it’s like people aren’t afraid to break the law.
And the high profile killings that just happened in Connecticut, that was the last straw.
We can’t let something like this happen again, or any of these acts of random shootings.
Hell when I was a kid, the only crime we did was start a riot or some looting.
But for some reasons people are filled with rage, it’s like there’s so much anger.
Now I’m a little afraid to even go outside, because of all the danger.
I’m even afraid to go sit out on my porch and enjoy the morning sun.
Because I’m afraid that I’m going get killed by a drive-by with a gun.
That’s why we need to do something about this gun violence, because it’s tearing this world apart.
I do believed that banning them assault weapons will be a good place to start.
And do better background checks, because you don’t want to be sellings a gun to a known criminal.
And the amount of guns, that you can buy at one time, definitely should be to a minimal.
We need to have harsher penalty for gun violators, where they will really pay,
Because right now it’s like, if you do get arrested, you‘re out the next day.
I know if we can take some of these guns off the streets, we will reduced a lot of these homicides.
And it’s a known fact that firearms, is the most weapons used in most suicides.
So let’s all come together to try to stop this gun violence, because it definitely gotten out of hand.
Because it’s no longer a problem for lower income communities, it’s a problem all across this land.
Darryl A. Brown
Continue recession as a way to dismantle social programs
Under conditions of full employment there is little or no incentive to privatize social security or voucherize Medicare. If you don’t succeed in dismantling social safety nets in times of economic distress then you will have to wait on the next recession. This presents a problem that can only be solved by extending the current recession until you have achieved your goal, regardless of the human suffering it may cause. This goal can be accomplished by spreading fear about the budget deficit to give yourself a built-in excuse to vote against any jobs bill. Why waste a perfectly good disaster?
Michael J. McGregor