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Letters

  • Plan both right and constitutional

    I really don’t think requiring health care insurance for all citizens is any different from required auto insurance. I believe the required auto insurance has done a great deal of good and little harm as far as drivers and those hurt in auto accidents goes, even if those rates have not decreased. Think what it would be like without it!

  • ‘We’ won the day with ordinance’s passage

    We won! (The larger “we” that finally includes wetlands, aquifers, riparian zones, and more). It’s fantastic and somewhat unbelievable news that our city council voted for (that is for) the water ordinance.

  • A big step backward for water projects

    Now that the City of Las Vegas has become delusional by thinking they can pass an ordinance and thus become sovereign over the State of New Mexico and the United States of America, it should be a lot easier to get all the funding the city needs for its water projects, que no? Or maybe, just maybe, the folks from the New Mexico Legislature, State Water Board and Congress will now look at the city’s funding requests a little differently, say with less credibility?

    Do you think?

  • Background about the water rights ordinance

  • Letters supporting tethering ordinance

    I first visited Las Vegas seven years ago and fell in love with this charming community. I bought a home and moved to Las Vegas five years ago. I work in Las Vegas, pay taxes and vote in Las Vegas. I support anti-tethering legislation.
    Melissa Greene
    Las Vegas

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    I moved to Las Vegas six years ago. I own a home in Las Vegas. I run a business in Las Vegas. I pay taxes in Las Vegas. I vote in Las Vegas and I support anti-tethering legislation.
    Jane Warsaw
    Las Vegas

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  • No one likely to be ‘self-made’

    Are you a “self-made” man or woman? Should you pay your fair share?

    Thank your lucky stars, your customers, the taxpayers, your family, your parents, your fellow citizens.

    You applied yourself, but were it not for a large supporting cast, you may not have “made it.”

    Please do not go around thinking you did it all by yourself'. We are all in this together.

    I want to personally thank you Las Vegas, N.M., for your support in my own 30-plus years in conducting business in our fair town.

  • Limbaugh still made his point

    Concerning a letter to the editor entitled, “Birth control the moral choice,” with the lead sentence, “Rush Limbaugh thinks women who use birth control are sluts”:

    If the writer had listened to Limbaugh’s discussions on the Senate hearing involving a female student’s testimony that government pay for student’s birth control (sometimes a $3,000 cost per year for a student), the writer would know Limbaugh never said birth controllers are sluts, or ever intimated women “go back to the Dark Ages.”

  • Where is the compassion?

    The Republican leadership wants the freedom not to tax the wealthy in such a fashion that they would contribute their fair share. They want the freedom for the rich to grow richer and the rest of us to grow poorer.

    The Republicans admit that they want to make big cuts to Medicaid, food stamps and other programs. The Republicans would not raise taxes on the rich.

    Where is the compassion? They do not see this as a moral issue. My God does not allow me to worship money.

    Henry L. Lujan
    Las Vegas
     

  • Mil Gracias - April 2, 2012

    The 18th annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad took place on March 9 in Ilfeld Auditorium to a sold-out crowd despite the wintery weather.  In my estimation, it was, as in years past, a tremendous success, thanks to each of the performers who were applauded by a respectful and appreciative audience. Once again, we were all treated to the talent, passion and effort invested by each performer.

  • Support for city’s ‘rights’ ordinance

    A letter in the March 9 Optic questions the Las Vegas City Council’s consideration of an ordinance affirming the city’s rights to self determination. Among their concerns, the writers mention the following two items. First, they claim that the ordinance “annul(s) the federal and state constitutional rights of certain entities and individuals,” and secondly, they express concerns about water.