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Letters to the editor, Jan. 10 Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 12, 2013 at 01:05 PM

Questionable comment

In response to the Jan. 3 editorial page commentary by Rhonda Swan, "The GOP Must Embrace Change," in which she accused Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other Republican leaders of alienating African-Americans, Latinos, women and young people, I would ask her:

Which political party voted to end slavery? (Democrat is the wrong answer.)

Why do the unemployed need additional jobless benefits?

What laws were passed that kept Latinos and African-Americans from the polls? (Having to show proof of who you are before being allowed to vote would be another wrong answer.)

During the four years that Barack Obama has been president he has systematically moved to reduce our image and economic impact in the world.

After Swan learns some history, she should watch 2016 and get over her racial issues.

R.C. Parker

New Port Richey

Try the military

It would seem to me that putting an armed policeman in schools would cost the taxpayers a lot more money than putting a reservist or National Guard soldier in schools to protect our children. Remember: Guns don't kill; the people behind the guns kill.

I served in the Navy for 12 years, and while overseas I volunteered for duties like this. The reservist or guardsman could be put on temporary assigned duties. Children would look up to a service member more than a policeman. They might think that if they do wrong they would go to jail for small infractions.

Michael Murphy

Port Richey

Disclose all fees

It should be a moral obligation for any financial institution to inform customers as to how much money the institutions insist be kept with them so they do not charge customers outrageous fees. Why are they allowed to cause hardship to seniors, the handicapped and others?

It means nothing to those who wield power of this nature to demand what they want rather than show compassion. Shouldn't these people have to tell you in plain language?

Joan Drolle

New Port Richey