Monday, September 24, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Wednesday’s letters: Freedom of speech isn’t freedom from others’ opinions

Family sues over pledge | May 8

Not free from others’ feelings

I can’t argue with one’s First Amendment right to free speech, no matter how much I might disagree with it. I can’t say a parent who attempts to instill an attitude, based on their own real or perceived injustices, into their child doesn’t have the right to do it. Likewise, if that person is compelled to make a legal issue out of an injustice they feel they’ve endured, that is also their right. What always must be remembered is that rights have no bearing on the feelings of others and the social consequences they create.

Steve Hemingway, Tampa

The Iran nuclear accord

The people will pay

President Trump has spoken, and we have reneged on our agreement with our allies and Iran. Withdrawing from this accord will lead to more conflict, if not outright war. Always, it is the people, not the government, who are the victims.

We, the people, will pay for further conflict and perhaps war in the Middle East with taxes and the creation of more debt. The Iranians and others will pay for it with their lives, the destruction of their economy and misery for their people.

Henry Pierson, Hernando Beach

Border order: Divide families | May 8

Reliving an ugly history

History repeats itself, but who would have thought the country we love would revert to separating mothers and babies? We did that on the auction block when mothers were sold to one slave owner and her children to another. How can we justify being so cruel in 2018, further traumatizing already traumatized young mothers and children? Are we really so stupid, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that we have to take these cruel lessons from the past? End this inhumane practice. This country should be better than this.

Anni Callaghan, New Port Richey


Monday’s letters: Dr. Robert Judson made great contributions to Pasco-Hernando State College

A pioneer in Pasco-Hernando education | Sept. 19Robert Judson pushed education forwardI had the pleasure of working with the late Dr. Robert Judson, the former president of what is now known as Pasco-Hernando State College, for many years. During...
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Saturday’s letters: We need stats that reflect our lives

We’re measuring the economy all wrong | Column, Sept. 18We need stats that reflect our livesMajor news outlets have uniformly declared the U.S. economy to be sizzling, on fire. This column was correct in wanting us to take a second, hard l...
Published: 09/21/18

Sunday’s letters: Inequality hurts democracy

We’re measuring the economy all wrong | Column, Sept. 18Democracy needs equalityEconomic inequality and the concentration of wealth have achieved levels beyond the comprehension of most American wage earners today. Income inequality has ri...
Published: 09/21/18

Friday’s letters: Florida’s workers aren’t reaping benefits of a booming economy

Scott didn’t put them to work | Sept. 16Florida workers not reaping the benefitsFlorida has just surpassed a GDP of $1 trillion. However, workers in Florida are not reaping the rewards. A new report released by anti-poverty organization Ox...
Published: 09/21/18

Thursday’s letters: For the sake of all involved, don’t rush the Kavanaugh vote

Delay Senate vote on Kavanaugh | Editorial, Sept. 18Don’t rush something that will last a lifetimeThe Senate Judiciary Committee finds itself in a sticky wicket. The committee should take a slow measured course of action. Trying to rush th...
Published: 09/19/18
Updated: 09/20/18

Wednesday’s letters: How home rule can help fight Red Tide

Red Tide on march | Sept. 18How home rule can help fight Red TideAt the end of 2005, as Red Tide ravaged the beaches and intracoastal waterways of Southwest Florida, volunteers from the Suncoast Sierra Club formed a coastal task force to begin de...
Published: 09/18/18
Updated: 09/19/18

Tuesday’s letters: Honor Flight restored my faith in America

Dogs are the best | Letter, Sept. 15Honor Flight restored my faith in AmericaJust as I was about to give up on our country due to divisiveness and and the divisions among its people and politicians, my pride was restored. As a member of the recen...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/19/18

Editorial cartoons for Sept. 18

From Times wires
Published: 09/17/18

Monday’s letters: Are we paying for the wrong kind of military today?

$1 trillion here and there | Letter, Sept. 16Are we buying the right defense?I am weary of politicians of all persuasions handing our military a blank check — in particular the conservatives who rail against budget deficits and want to cut discre...
Published: 09/14/18

Sunday’s letters: Many laws increase our liberty

‘General welfare’ includeshealth | Letter, Sept.15Someone will pay for itMany politicians are making Medicare for All the cornerstone of their campaign. Many think tanks even say the government will save money, but they neglect to say how.Medicar...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18