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NWS could work
for A’s ballpark
Now that Concord is back to square one on the Naval Weapons Station project (“Council votes to part ways with developer,” Page B1, Jan. 29), the City Council should immediately contact the Oakland A’s about building a new ballpark there. The pluses are: BART, better weather and open, undeveloped space.
Comic is insensitive
to police killing
I’m appalled to read this week’s “Candorville” comic (Page 2, Jan. 29).
This week’s Sunday printing was particularly tasteless during a weekend when our entire nation is dealing with yet another law enforcement-initiated killing. I find nothing funny about this particular day’s comic, and the Sunday comics editor should have had the sense to intervene and “do this the easy way.”
Next time, please use a modicum of foresight and sensitivity to your readership prior to printing. Such attention would be appreciated by not only me but also the entire body politic.
Evan Moss Evan
We must urge passage
of gun control acts
I am deeply concerned and grieving along with the rest of our nation over the latest explosion of mass shootings.
I urge my representatives to do everything they can to pass the Assault Weapons Ban, introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. David Cicilline. As Sen. Feinstein points out, we are only 24 days into 2023 and the United States has seen:
• 39 mass shootings;
• 70 dead;
• 167 wounded;
• 5 mass shootings in California;
• 26 dead in California.
We need to take action now to pass the Assault Weapons Ban and the Age 21 Act. These senseless killings must end. Our country is counting on its elected officials to do everything in their power to prevent these horrific tragedies.
US promise denied by
misuse of Constitution
“Many Americans pessimistic that gun violence will decline,” Page A3, Jan. 30:
The beginning of our Constitution is a promise of blessings given us: “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves.”
If an understanding or use of our Constitution is contrary to this, it is a misunderstanding or misuse. Example: The Second Amendment gives a collective right to a militia to bear arms. It does not give an individual right to a person to bear arms. The court misconstrues the Second Amendment.
By its rulings, the court is complicit in the assault weapon mass murders and gun violence in our country. The militia does not do this. The individual gun owner does this. The court deprives those dead of gun violence the promised blessings — justice, tranquility, liberty.
It’s time for us
to cut the GOP
Well, I see the GOP wants to cut Social Security and Medicare again to give the rich and the corporations another tax break.
Ever since Ronald Reagan it seems every GOP president has wanted to make the same cuts to give tax breaks at the top and let it trickle down to the middle class.
Well, that has not happened yet, and it seems like we have not been able to see that and do something about it. I thought this country was smarter than that but sadly it is not. It is high time we got together to do what we should have done years ago. Send those bums packing and make the taxes where they should be. The Democrats have wanted to but the GOP always seems to get it sidetracked (with help from some of the Democrats).
Folks, we had better do it in 2024 or we will never get another chance.
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