Letters of editor, June 24
Hernando TodayNo more pit bulls
Published: June 24, 2012
Published: June 24, 2012
When will the public realize that pit bull dogs are dangerous and vicious and at any time they can turn on you or members of your family or neighbors with the slightest provocation? Their name pit bulls must tell you something, that these dogs are bred to fight in a pit to the death. They are in many respects still wild animals.
There are thousands of attacks by pit bulls against owners, family members, neighbors and particularly against young children who are defenseless and against other dogs and the reason for many of these attacks are unpredictable.
These pit bulls are extremely dangerous for when they attack humans they go to bite the face causing serious injuries and even death. Their jaws are so strong that it is almost impossible to release them.
The biggest misunderstanding by pit bull owners are that they think that their pit bulls are safe and gentle, until such time when their dog attacks someone and the owner has no control over the dog.
In many cases, people keep pit bulls because they are mean and vicious in order to protect their property against intruders and when these pit bulls happen to get loose they attack anyone.
This article also applies to any dog that is only part pit bull for they have the same deadly instincts to attack as a full blooded pit bull. We have had many attacks by pit bulls in the local area and it is about time we do something to correct this problem.
A county law should be passed requiring all pit bull owners to take out insurance to cover any attack by his pit bull in the minimum sum of one hundred thousand dollars on existing owners only.
Further to protect any one from bringing into the county any pit bull. For those who refuse to take out insurance and for those who illegally bring pit bulls into the county, that their pit bull be taken into possession by the county and be put to sleep.
I appeal to you mothers to take up this cause to protect your children and friends from their dangerous dogs and to get together and call on your county commissioners and tell them you want to be rid of pit bulls in our county. Women of this county are the doers and movers and I know that you can do this.
Obama oversteps authority
With the signing of Barack Obama's executive order halting the deportation of more than 800,000 young illegal immigrants and giving them work permits, it is clear Obama has violated the Constitutional separation of powers. He has bypassed the United States Congress once again by stripping the power of the legislative branch to make laws.
Obama paved the way for these illegal immigrants to gain employment on Aug. 18, 2011, by signing Executive Order 13583, titled "A Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce" to give preferences to Hispanics and other minorities over whites in the federal workforce.
It does not matter to Obama that seven out of 10 of our high school and college students cannot find a job or that we have a realistic figure of 25 percent unemployment and underemployment. He wants votes at all costs.
Obama managed to implement his own DREAM Act even though Congress rejected it and the American people were against it by 60 percent. A poll taken on Friday night on MSN revealed that 64 percent of people thought Obama's plan was the wrong policy.
Representative Steve King, Republican and Vice Chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, has vowed to sue the Obama administration in federal court over his decision to halt the deportations. Please call his office to let him know you support him (202) 225-4426. He is standing strong with the American people, unlike Sen. Marco Rubio who is in lockstep with Obama in supporting the DREAM Act.
Rubio might just cost Mitt Romney the election as Rubio is dividing the Republican Party on this issue, as he wants attention in order to sell his new book, "An American Son."
In need of a real leader
How alike are giant corporations and the U.S. Government? And what do you think the differences between shareholders and U.S. citizens are? It would be hard to find any difference between the two, so wouldn't you think that success of the corporations and the success of the U.S. Government would be the way both shareholders and citizens would want the outcome?
That brings me to the point we all need to think about. Republicans, Democrats and independents need to consider when it comes time for the citizens/shareholders of "Corporate America" to select and hire the next President & CEO of the United States. We need to make sure in November 2012 we do our due diligent on who will best run this USA Inc.
In 2008 tired of mess caused by George W, congress and the bank, we forgot to read the resume on Barack Obama and threw the book away on "Due Diligent" and elected a lightweight, inexperienced, without any resume or proper vetting, buying instead "Hope & Change" with great oral delivery.
Should we have acted as shareholders and corporate directors, we would have made sure we hired/voted for the most experienced candidate which I contend would not have been Obama. And until the voters weigh the resumes and experiences of the candidates we could very well re-elect the silver tongued, handsome, or someone you might want to shoot hoops or drink a beer with instead of the candidate best suited and with executive experience capable of being President & CEO of our nation.
Voters need to realize our country needs the best leadership the ballot box offers. We all hold a share of USA Inc. This we must remember when stepping into the voting booth. I wouldn't be surprised if most Americans who voted for "Hope & Change" were not very disappointed in the outcome of the past four years. And I would also hope that they would consider hiring a President/CEO with real experience keeping in mind we all hold a share of USA, Inc. giving us a chance to prosper. Capitalism not Socialism is best way to growth and success for USA Inc.