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Letters

  • Right worth claiming
  • Pitch for local casino

    Why hasn’t anyone discussed trying to find a Indian tribe to open a casino in the area of Citrus County? 

    With the Suncoast Parkway going to be expanded and meeting State Road 44, why not be looking for a joint partnership to bring a casino into Citrus County? It could even be built on the land by the supposed port. Turn that land into a nice lakeside bay and put a casino over there. It would bring a lot of revenue. 

  • Hold freedom of speech

    As written, the First Amendment to the Constitution is unique to our democracy and provides freedom of the press (among other freedoms) shall not be abridged. One must never give quarter to any notions to the contrary keeping in mind Voltaire’s (or Jefferson’s) words that while I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it. This is the essence of who we are. 

  • Defining the Second Amendment

    In the past, I have observed that almost everyone who defines the Second Amendment gets it wrong.

    Nowhere in the Second Amendment does it say that an individual has the right to defend oneself with arms, yet that is what most everyone suggests when defining the Second Amendment.

  • Will politics win?
  • AP coverage biased

    Regarding the Patriots using deflated footballs in the game against the Colts, let’s get one thing straight: All the news comes through the Associated Press based and controlled by New York. Yes, New York! This news organization will discredit and downplay all Boston athletic teams, especially the Patriots. 

  • Let's hope landing pad has been vetted
  • Netanyahu's behavior a disgrace

    The following message was sent to Consul General Chaim Shacham, Sen. Bill Nelson, Sen. Marco Rubio and US. Rep. Richard Nugent:

    I do not welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu’s proposed speech to the U.S. Congress.

    His behavior has shown no respect for my president nor for the people of the United States or the people of Israel.

  • Why glorify villainous pirates?

    Every year I am sickened by the display of people glorifying Gasparilla, and now you include children to respect and think that pirates are good and fun people? Are you kidding?

    Pirates were and still are the most vile and treacherous villains around. Not to mention they commit robberies, murders, rapes, torture, etc. I’ll never understand your thinking and love of these most villainous fiends.

    Elaine Raynor

    Pine Ridge

  • Society has changed pit bulls

    From the 1950s to around 1997, the fatal pit/mix attacks were about 1.8 fatal attacks per year. From 1998 to 2013, the fatal attacks have risen to about 27 fatal attacks per year.