Obnoxious mural; Don’t waste our labors under pretense — Letters to the Editor, March 9, 2019

Mural is obnoxious looking

I would like to agree with Don Drozdenko and his Letter to the Editor (“New Mural Proposal Doesn’t Represent Florence,” March 6) regarding the obnoxious looking mural that the city wants to greet guests to this town.

Not only would it be an insult to our city, but we’re not even using any of our talented local artists.

Why would we need to go outside our area to have something done for — and in — Florence?

I also agree that there should be more input from the community for this project.

—Richard Mabius



Don’t waste our labors under pretense

To take a line from Thomas Jefferson: “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

As our political season is upon us, and once again there are those who would lead us, if we let them, down a dark and endless path to servitude. One individual would take us back to the good old days of confiscatory taxation in order to defeat a scourge upon us named “climate change.”

The result will not be as intended, because climate change has been with us since the beginning of time. There are those who would also caution us not to have children in such a serious and difficult time. I wonder what the founders would say about our serious and difficult time? Can it compare to the Revolution and the 25,000 who died then? Maybe they should have shunned children during the civil war where 625,000 died?

No. This kind of thinking is elementary in thought. Still, there are those who whole heartedly march with this thought to tell us how we should vote for them to lead us. When questioned how we will pay for this new enlightenment, we are told that is the wrong question and that we should instead trust them based on the future end result. Of course, the fact we will all be dead — and them too — before we possibly see that result is of no worry to them.

Then, the other day, the House majority defeated a bill that in essence said that a child that survives abortion would be given all life-saving treatment. Does this mean they support infanticide? Sounds like it to me.

Can you seriously give any credence of morality to such a person? I should point out this same person said it is immoral to build a wall to protect our borders — yet they have walls around their homes to protect them. Now they want to pass a back-door registration scheme on guns and call it a “background check.”

If we support that kind of thinking, then I guess the joke’s on us.

—David Eckhardt


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