• Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 12, 2019

    Rights = equity

    Gender equity? Not without abortion rights.

    Since its founding in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been committed to the mission of broadening opportunities for women and girls.

    Here in the Land of Enchantment, AAUW-New Mexico counts nine local branches and more than 1,900 members and supporters across the state who work tirelessly to champion gender equity through legislative advocacy, scholarships, community outreach, and collaboration with Coalition for Choice and Respect New Mexico Women.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Checks and balances
    Organic people have two hemispheres in their human mental complex. These two functioning hemispheres are able to produce checks and balances. This was known by the Founding Fathers of our Constitution.

    Each hemisphere has the necessary group of mental components to facilitate its purpose. The components of each semi are not similar.

    But they, working together, can produce checks and balances much as a guided missile reaches its target, through a series of corrections.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 31, 2019

    More on Pendaries

    In response to the headline of Sunday’s Optic March 17-19, 2019 (“County approves Pendaries plat change”), there are some missing facts the people should be aware of.

    Mr. Dale Kuenzli only did what Pendaries did with 80 lots within many of the subdivisions, within its HOA.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Gun responsibility
    Much has been said about Senate Bill 8, the new gun law that requires that an exchange (or sale) of weapons go through a Federal Firearms Dealer.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Tree support
    Thank you to the Optic for your recent article about the condition of our community forest. I would like to add some clarifying information to help the citizens of Las Vegas more fully understand the situation.
    First, the street trees are indeed in a critical stage of decline. Approximately half of our street trees are in poor condition or are dead or dying. The article stated that around 10 percent of the trees were dead.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 10, 2019

    Border solutions?

    All our so-called “solutions” to the border problem repeated fail to admit the real problem: the U.S. is meddling in every nation’s internal affairs.

    Our hegemony and neo-colonialism create immigrants by sanctions, etc.

    We must clean up our act before blaming the victim immigrants. Borders work both ways — promote closed minds and provincial attitudes — thus, we are victims also.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 3, 2019

    Electoral college

    Regarding the Feb. 17 letter from Sherry Quintero Morrison, in which she goes to great length to try to show the unfairness of electing a president by popular vote, she presents statistics that are beyond inaccurate;  those are blatant lies.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

    Green New (Mexico)

    For some (Nancy Pelosi) the idea of the Green New Deal is but a green dream — a fantasy with little connection to the real world of politics as we know it.

    Submitted as a resolution to both the U.S. House and Senate by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, the Green New Deal is the most radical and realistic response to the climate disruptions that I have seen.

    It is a vision — not a plan.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

    Mora Fire(d)

    There is a saying in Spanish that says, “Uno viste el mono para que otro lo baile.” In English it means, “Someone does the hard work, so someone else can benefit from it.”

    The recent scandal at the Mora Fire Department reminds me of when I first took office in 1999. The Mora Fire Department building had been abandoned for quite some time.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

    Taking hostages

    Well, the hostage count just increased by a factor of, roughly, 30.