Email letters, February 28, 2013
Morse’s gun law will just benefit lawyers
I just read the article regarding Senate President John Morse and his new gun law.
They are ready to pass it into law. His so-called law would hold the gun owner, the seller and manufacturer liable if the gun were used in a crime.
Morse is wading through the blood of those kids and teachers in Connecticut to aid and abet his friends, the trial lawyers. This new law will not stop the carnage. It will not bring back any of the innocent who were murdered, but it will put millions of dollars into the pockets of trial lawyers.
The new law will pass, the murders will continue and the trial lawyers will be raising their glasses, toasting Morse for a job well done. Just follow the money.
I don’t know, but I would not be surprised to learn Morse is an attorney.
President Obama shows poor leadership, lack of transparency
Leadership – the position or function of a person who guides or directs a group; the ability to lead.
A leader does everything within his power to stand behind his word. He must be consistent; his people need to know what is expected of them and what they can expect from him. A leader brings opposing groups together, works out an agreeable resolution and does what is best for the common good. A leader does not expect respect because of a position or uniform; he understands that he has to earn it through his actions.
We have an administration that campaigned on transparency but has yet to release documents pertaining to “Fast and Furious,” claiming executive privilege. Our administration claims to hold accountable those that contribute to actions that harm the United States and its citizens, yet those deemed culpable in the deaths of four U.S. citizens in Benghazi are still on the government payroll. When questioned about the incident by Congress, the administration’s response is: “What difference does it make? “
Our president pledged to work across the aisle but, when it comes to any major issue, does this president sit down with both sides and try to find a path forward acceptable to both sides? No.
Instead, he goes back into campaign mode and tries to convince the American people that his is the only way and that those who oppose him are filled with greed and self-interest, while taking a “my way or the highway” approach with Congress.
I have no idea how historians will rate this presidency, but in my 58 years in life (20 of which were in the military) I can honestly say that I have never witnessed a poorer example of leadership.
Regulatory overkill impairs U.S. productivity
About two months ago on a Sunday news program, I heard Nancy Pelosi make a statement to the effect, “We need to figure out where the revenue and growth are going to come from.” Initially, I was shocked that she would make such an admission.
But then I realized—and I can’t believe I’m saying this—Pelosi was right. Government has regulated everything in our country to the point that we no longer have any productivity. It’s form over function, and everything is being spent on compliance.
(Yep, Nancy, it’s hard to find an egg when you’ve killed the goose.)
Perhaps we all would be better served if members of Congress would spend some time reading Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” Sure, it’s a hard read, but they’re not doing much anyway so they should have the time.
JOHN R. MCCALLISTER