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Letters

  • Pick up pickups

    I wonder sometimes if Citrus County deputies and FHP are blind. If you drive without your seatbelt on, you get a ticket. That’s the law. However, why is it that you can put two or 10 people in the back of a pickup truck — even children — and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and FHP won’t stop you?

  • Moral atheists

    This letter is in response to the Dec. 20 column by Cal Thomas, titled “The death of an atheist,” referring to Christopher Hitchens.

  • Example of evils

    Re: “Feds OK whooper flight,” Jan. 11.
    When I read this article, I was struck by the futility of the thousands of extreme regulations imposed by our government, and how they are destroying our liberty and our country inch by inch.

  • Example of evils

    Re: “Feds OK whooper flight,” Jan. 11.
    When I read this article, I was struck by the futility of the thousands of extreme regulations imposed by our government, and how they are destroying our liberty and our country inch by inch.

  • Silent support

    Your New Year’s Eve Citrus County Chronicle listed as the No. 3 issue of the year the proposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules for King’s Bay. Unfortunately, the story by A.B. Sidibe was one-sided and an inaccurate description of the situation. The author failed to make any mention of the many local citizens who support the proposed rule. I believe they are the silent majority in this issue. Supporters turned out in great numbers at the hearing in Lecanto last summer and have provided the majority of the comments to the FWS website.

  • Foe of fireworks

    After hearing of the deaths of thousands of birds in Arkansas for the second continuous year following fireworks, I hope fireworks can be banned here.

    The reasons include that gunpowder pollution from fireworks is a problem for people with asthma, COPD, etc., the noise terrifies pets and wild animals, deafness can be brought on by continuous loud noises, people who handle fireworks can be burned, blinded or injured, fires can be started by them, and finally, I just can’t understand why a person would want to watch their hard-earned money go up in smoke in seconds!

  • Convenience charges

    Why should we have to pay extra to pay our bills? Paying online is an automated process, and if anything we should receive a discount for using the process.
    Verizon just backed off its attempt to implement this charge because of customer backlash. Plus the Federal Communication Commission is investigating this charge as well as an online petition at the website Change.org that contends the fee is unnecessary.
    It is time for Citrus County to act responsively and remove this unfair tax.
    Lester V. Perkins
    Inverness

  • Stats juked

    The Dec. 28 issue of the Chronicle carried this front-page story: “Sheriff: Crime rate down.” It asserted that “Overall numbers declined by nearly 9 percent.”
    Now I don’t know how he came up with these numbers, but they are suspect at the very least. Please read on.
    Recently I happened upon some individuals dumping trash along a road in Citrus Springs. I’m being intentionally vague on details. Situation being what it was, I made a mental note of the scene and called the sheriff’s department.

  • Nukes here to stay

    Re: “It’s time for disarmament” (Chronicle, Dec. 26)
    In addition to Leonard Pitts being on vacation, evidently Mr. Koehler’s brain has left for purgatory. Either that or it is under the influence of hallucinogens served up by the company cafeteria.
     

    First off, neither he nor any statesman, physicist, liberal or conservative can un-ring the bell: The gun has been invented and can’t be un-invented any more than nuclear weapons can be un-invented.
     

  • Romney right choice

    Among other reasons, the Roberts in Other Voices (Jan.7) decry Mitt Romney for being a boring, stiff candidate lacking in charisma. This criticism is difficult to understand given that we’ve had more than three years of one who wooed the public with fiery rhetoric, charm and high hopes — and where has it gotten us? A leader must stand the test presented by the times.