The Daily Utah Chronicle

Obama proposal not change nor something to believe in

April 28, 2009

Editor:Michael McFall's piece ("Obama set to increase Pell grants," April 27) unintentionally gave reason to pause. In the cited conference, Obama erred on the side of double-dealing by calling one of his "first 100 days" creations, viz. banks subsidization, a "special interest." He said that "it's a...

Gun needed for protection of wife, kids

April 27, 2009

Editor:I feel that I must respond to the disconnected load of tripe and propaganda thrown around by Jonathan Deesing ("Gun love is fueled by fear," April 22).Deesing states that Utahns are gun-toting, fear-driven imbeciles. I believe I speak for the majority of gun owners in this state, as well as in this...

TRAX graffiti unfathomable, unacceptable

April 27, 2009

Editor:I, like Liz Carlston ("Graffiti on TRAX can't be tolerated," April 23), am sick of all of the graffiti along the north-south TRAX route. I take TRAX at least three to five days per week and the so-called artwork left by these "contributors to society" makes me sick. Although I'm sure it will be cl...

Fears about permit holders asinine

April 23, 2009

Editor:In his column, ("Gun love fueled by fear," April 22), Jonathan Deesing commented on a quote from President Barack Obama: "When read in the proper context, his quote explains that when people mistrust or have become disillusioned with their government, they turn to guns and religion." Obama's and ...

Gun owners? safety concerns legitimate

April 23, 2009

Editor:Jonathan Deesing ("Gun love is fueled by fear," April 22), is living in a world where the sun is always shining and birds are always chirping, but back in the real world, there are plenty of things to fear. What is wrong with dreading your security system going off in the middle of the night, or...

Competition improves med school

April 23, 2009

Editor:The best part of Drew Thompson's story ("Med school looks to offset cuts," April 22), was not in the description of our medical school's budget cuts and not in the details of possible governmental or administrative "solutions." It was in the last paragraph where Thompson describes the reaction of...

Why is Matheson backing bad law?

April 20, 2009

Editor:If Jim Matheson wants to keep kids off of ATVs he better come up with better reasons. Not, for example, banning the sale of youth ATVs because they contain lead, as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act does.We all want to keep kids safe, but according to this logic we should ban kids f...

Safe Zones limit free speech

April 20, 2009

Editor:Sherry Li's response ("Williams' privilege blinds her," April 16), to Alicia Williams' column (""Safe zones' would create false danger perceptions," April 14), demonstrates the problem of discourse in the area of homosexual rights, privileges and respect. As someone who would have voted again...

Jim Matheson simply wants to look good

April 20, 2009

Editor:The Child Protection Safety Improvement Act declares that youth ATVs are illegal to sell, not because they pose a risk of collision or impact or anything of the sort. They're banned because they have lead in their engines, costing the industry over a billion dollars since February.Debbie Staben...

Making businesses test children?s clothing for lead is ridiculous

April 20, 2009

Editor:Recent legislation from Congress has mandated billions of dollars in excess costs for businesses to test clothing to ensure that it doesn't contain lead8212;in spite of zero evidence of a child having ever been poisoned by his clothes. The only exceptions to the regulation are clothes free from closur...

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