• Time to deport illegal aliens

    I can not understand why some people insist we cannot start rounding up illegal aliens and start deporting them. I have been a working man all my life and found myself living in Houston, Texas, for six years in the early ’80s. Anyone and everyone understood what INS meant, especially illegals. The majority of employees where I worked at were illegals and when the local news broadcast INS was doing sweeps of the area hardly anyone showed up to work for over a week. 

  • Chasing the facts on Benghazi

    A letter from Elaine D. Raynor references the four Benghazi victims saying “By not providing help and security that these men were requesting and eventually screaming for — help that never came — her actions are deplorable.” 

  • Experience needed to provide solutions

    Winston Churchill said “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” 

    The letter “No more career politicians” is not the solution, it is the problem. We all appreciate that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but they are not entitled to their own facts. Your distortions and misleading facts contribute to the problems and make them worse rather than helping to solve our problems. 

  • They may be poor but not ‘bad’

    Re: Shame the poor editorial. Nov. 13   Re: Letter from A.Barnard Nov. 20.

    Most modern industrial countries have a safety net for the poor. In the United States, we are suspicious of poor people. Too many believe they don’t need a safety net and are just “gaming” the system. Our welfare system punishes the poor, but if they’re “good,” we offer them food stamps.

  • U.S. needs clear refugee policy
  • Check case law about gun use

    In Muscarello v. United States, 524 U.S.125 (1998), in the course of analyzing the meaning of “carries a firearm” in a federal criminal statute, Justice Ginsburg wrote that “surely a most familiar meaning is, as the Constitution’s Second Amendment ... indicates: ‘wear, bear or carry ... upon the person or in the clothing or in a pocket, for the purpose ... of being armed and ready for offensive or defensive action in a case of conflict with another person.’”

  • Event spooked up support for Paws

    A special thank-you to Dawn Dudine for hosting the Desoto House of Horrors. Precious Paws volunteers along with their rescued pets appreciate the donations which will be used to help with veterinary care expenses. It is only with the help and support of the community that we are able to work toward our mission to reduce the number of homeless pets through rescuing, fostering and adopting. Thank you to all who supported this neighborhood Halloween event.

  • Daughter responds to bully
  • Gun restrictions help the criminals

    The situation in Paris was horrible and never should have happened. Maybe they should have gun control in France. Oh wait; they do have extremely tight gun control in France. How’s that working out for all those who were massacred without a chance to defend themselves?

  • Gas should be up, not down

    With oil prices at a six-year low, can someone please explain to me why here in Citrus County our prices have gone up almost 30 cents a gallon in the last week? The only reason I can see is the local gas companies wanting to take advantage of the Veterans Day holiday and the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend.