Letters: Socialist notion a mistake
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#1 Jul 2, 2010
Public libraries are just another instance of elitist socialism. Another way of stealing from all of us to benefit a tiny undeserving portion of the population. Hey PG - if you want books, do it the American way and buy them.
#2 Jul 2, 2010
Ah, yes, imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery.
There's a reason Steve Brady labors in a hotel.
#3 Jul 2, 2010
This from " StraightDope.com ":
The Boston Public Library opened in 1854, and is usually considered the "real" first public library--that is, intentionally founded, not a happy accident. Its statement of purpose basically says:
* There's a close linkage between knowledge and right thinking;
* The future of democracy is contingent on an educated citizenry;
* There's a strong correlation between the public library movement and public education; and
* Every citizen has the right of free access to community-owned resources.
Unless, of course, you would prefer to burn the books rather than read them.
#4 Jul 2, 2010
Ray Bennett, what saves you 5 minutes on CV road can cost me 20 minutes or more on Highway 1. When you are trying to take a sick child, spouse or animal to the nearest medical aid, those minutes can be pretty awful. There is no other way out, we have to use that road. And before that turn lane was recently given to CV, it was built specifically to ease the safety troubles caused us by the traffic on CV road. Trouble we are having again. There must be a way to share the trouble and not just take turns with it.
#5 Jul 2, 2010
Blues festival was fun, but attendance seemed low on Sunday looked like mostly aging baby boomers. Not everyone can afford $150.00 for two grounds tickets food, drinks,parking ect. Plus once you enter there's no in and out so your trapped there for 10-12 hrs.
$4.50 to use the ATM is too high !
The food was good but they need to add some healthier stuff .
It doesn't really matter who's playing since most of the groups plalyed the same 3-5 chord songs and blues scales with the exception of Deana Bogart who had the best danged guitar player bar none . I could have listened to that dude all day long.
#6 Jul 2, 2010
Jefferson's stance on observing the law
Does this still apply?
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." Thomas Jefferson, 1803.
That's very interesting Al, now let's each decide which laws we'll obey and which we'll disregard. Everyone will have her or his own opinion on what is necessary to save the country so the result will be chaos. Jefferson was just a man. He said wise things and foolish things. The statement you quote is foolish.
#7 Jul 2, 2010
These days, more and more of us are deciding which laws we'll obey and which laws we'll disobey. People have less and less faith in the legislature and the governments, at all levels.
#8 Jul 17, 2010
Yes just continue to toe the line, jack-o... don't worry 'bout a thing, we'll take care of you.
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