LOOKING IN: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR; EX POLICE CHIEF'S IDEAS INSIGHTFUL.Regarding the June 17 article "Former police chief returns to N.M. touting new book, reform": We greatly appreciated Donald Grady's lecture on his recently released book, Injustice in Justice. It was an eye-opener. He has great insight on the subject, and I believe his ideas, if implemented, would make great strides in reducing the numbers of people in jail and build positive relations between the police and the public.
Tell it like it is
Brothers David and Charles Koch have a combined wealth of more than $35 billion. They will reportedly spend more than $400 million to defeat President Barack Obama and to elect Republicans who will support their personal agenda. The Koch-founded Americans for Prosperity and other Koch-funded super-PACs seek to reduce or eliminate social programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security and to gut environmental regulations while cutting taxes for the rich.
The Koch brothers' father was a founding member of the John Birch Society John Birch Society, ultraconservative, anti-Communist organization in the United States. It was founded in Dec., 1958, by manufacturer Robert Welch and named after John Birch, an American intelligence officer killed by Communists in China (Aug., 1945). . This radical anti-communist, anti-socialist organization lied to the public and its members to the extent of charging that Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy "John Kennedy" and "JFK" redirect here. For other uses, see John Kennedy (disambiguation) and JFK (disambiguation).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963), was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in and Lyndon Johnson were all at one time or another part of a communist conspiracy. The lesson to the Koch brothers was that it is OK to say anything, even if it's outrageous.
Senators took a stand
On June 20, Sens. Jeff Bingaman Jesse Francis "Jeff" Bingaman Jr. (born October 3, 1943) is the junior U.S. Senator from New Mexico. He has been in the Senate since 1983 and is a member of the Democratic Party. Bingaman was Attorney General of New Mexico from 1978 until his election to the U.S. and Tom Udall Thomas Stewart Udall usually called Tom Udall (born May 18, 1948) is an American politician who has represented New Mexico's At-large congressional district as a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999.
Tom Udall was born in Tucson, Arizona. stood up for our health by voting against a bill to block mercury pollution standards for power plants. In 2010, New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). power plants emitted 489 pounds of mercury into our air. Mercury pollution threatens our health and our environment, falling into our waterways and contaminating the fish we eat. Mercury exposure can lead to learning disabilities and developmental disorders in children.
Thankfully, the Obama administration recently finalized standards to clean up mercury pollution from power plants. The standards will cut mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent. But the U.S. Senate then voted on a bill to block these standards. With the help of Sens. Bingaman's and Udall's votes, the Senate rejected this bill. Environment New Mexico applauds them for standing up for our health and environment.
Environment New Mexico
No more chances
This year, the candidates for president will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising: one telling of the heroic things he has done and the other telling us of the miraculous things he will do. Almost everything President Barack Obama takes credit for had to be passed by Congress. The promises made by candidate presumptive pre·sump·tive
1. Providing a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance.
2. Founded on probability or presumption.
pre·sump Mitt Romney This article or section contains information about one or more candidates in an upcoming or ongoing election.
Content may change as the election approaches. must be made law by Congress to be fulfilled. The president can only veto a law; he cannot pass one.
Congress has the power to address the nation's problems, but Congress may be the nation's most serious problem. We must contact our representatives and senators and ask them what they are doing about the issues that concern us. Don't accept promises of future action. If they have not done anything since the last election, why should we believe they will take action now? Don't allow them to continue to fail by voting for them again.
Irving B. Welchons III
Going way of Greece
Greece's economy is bankrupt because its politicians spent more money than is taken in. Greece cannot pay its debts. Today, Spain and maybe Italy are also in need of a bailout.
This is exactly where the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. is headed. For more than three decades, our career politicians have spent us into enormous debt.
The career politicians we continue to re-elect are to blame. They are not addressing this problem. Today the Republicans are trying to retain Bush-era tax cuts. The Democrats are trying to spend more money on temporary job creation. Do the math. It all adds up to more debt. Greece, Spain and Italy have the European Union to bail them out. Who will bail us out?
* Create term limits -- don't vote for an incumbent.
* Vote for any candidate supported by the GOOOH process (www.goooh.com),
Serving in Congress should be an honor, not a career.
Billy D. Clifford