Haters find a haven in Florida | Sept. 25
The story quoted someone as saying, “What’s important is a place where we don’t have to say what women and Jews tell us to.” The article also said the number of antisemitic incidents like harassment and vandalism rose 50% in Florida last year. I would like to remind the so-called Christian nationalists of two things.
Christ was a Jew and hate is not a Christian value.
Terry R. Arnold, Treasure Island
Bumblebees can be classified as ‘fish,’ court says | Sept. 23
In the online paper last week, there was an article about California saying that bees are now classified as fish, so they can get on the endangered species list. How ridiculous! Have the California Fish and Game Commission and the the California Legislature completely lost their minds? Bees are not fish!
Judith McGowan, Tarpon Springs
Why can’t America do great things anymore? | Letters, Sept. 26
Politics, that’s why
Maybe the letter writer failed to notice that when President Joe Biden tried to pass an infrastructure bill, it was blocked by the Republican Party and a few rogue Democrats. The great projects the letter writer listed — including the Panama Canal and the interstate system — were built when this country was unified for the common good and not run by parties always seeking a political advantage.
Carlos J DeCisneros, Tampa
Put abortion in the Florida Constitution? | Letters, Sept. 10
A moral cost
How do we assign value to a pre-born life? Almost anyone would agree that the morality of abortion is at the very least uncertain. There’s an uncomfortable feeling some of us get regarding aborting a developing life inside the womb. Undeniably, we were all once pre-born life.
Many of us are willing to sidestep the moral uncertainty of abortion because it so effectively remedies the trauma of an unwanted pregnancy.
In 1973, the Supreme Court removed some ethical burdens from our shoulders with the passage of Roe v. Wade. We saw abortion as an inalienable right. We surmised that it must be moral under certain circumstances.
With the overturning of Roe, the onus is back on us to decide just how much moral currency we are willing to sacrifice for the convenience of abortion. Although, we may never agree on the price.
Scott Thompson, Bloomington, Indiana