So much to say and so little time. First, concerning the Feb, 8, Our view editorial, "Herbert plays tag with health care" it is stated: "Herbert ran into a legislative leadership that openly scorns the new health care law and wants nothing to do it with. Such stubborn behavior may satisfy political biases, but it accomplishes nothing."
The editorial says it is the law and we ought to work with the feds. Well, why should we pay obeisance to a law that was unlawfully forced down our throats? I say our legislators are doing what the people want when they put the brakes on such crap that the feds would feed us.
Second, regarding Donna McAleer's guest commentary, "Are we safe today" concerning gun control, she states: "Do I want my daughter going to her friend's home for a play date knowing that father is possibly wearing his gun in the home?" Does McAleer think this man with a concealed carry permit is going to use his gun for target practice in his home? The author is displaying the same mentality that the Layton police have, that only they should use a firearm since the police obviously know where all their bullets go once fired.
The quote that really got to me was her position on armed guards in schools: "First it turns our nation's schools into armed camps. Second, no one knows how that armed guard will react when confronted with a weapon wielding assailant intent on mass murder." Give me a break! We know the intent of the mass murderer, for heavens sake; give the kids a chance! I say train and arm the teachers who wish to be.
I'll bet the teacher who hid her kids and was then shot dead by that idiot in Connecticut would have liked to have had that chance.
Donna McAleer stops just short of advocating "gun free schools" and we know how that worked out. Again, her police mentality that only she as a cop should have a gun is showing. Well I have a gun and I plan to keep it even if the feds know best.