Rights and obligations
Voting is a constitutional right. Gun ownership is a constitutional right. Requiring simple universal documentation for one of these two civil rights would be far too complicated and would create an unacceptable hardship and burden on U.S. citizens, effectively creating a financial and bureaucratic barrier to many citizen’s fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution. For the other, simple universal documentation is a reasonable and sound request, which will apparently not hinder any American from exercising his or her constitutional rights.
I’m calling about the Methuen Fire Department and how wonderful they are. The alarm went off in the middle of the night, and it was very scary. The next morning, I called the Fire Department, and one of the firemen came over to check the alarm and changed the batteries for me. What a relief that was. The Fire Department does a lot of good, and they deserve credit.
The Haverhill School Committee wants to extend Superintendent Scully’s contract. Committee member Joe Bevilacqua’s comment relative to extending the superintendent’s contract represent the best of Joe’s standard double talk: “He’s done a great job, but I’m worried about the road to success.” What does that mean?
It is the 21st century. The logic behind changing the clocks in the spring and fall is archaic. Pick a seasonal time and stick to it. It doesn’t matter which one is chosen — just make it permanent. The elderly, babies, and critically ill patients on critically serious medications can be negatively affected by the seasonal time changes; and there can be a blip in the economy as well. These time changes disrupt circadian rhythms (the body’s clocks). Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa never change their clocks from daylight saving time. Why is the rest of the country is stuck in the systems of the past?
Speaker of the House John Boehner must have his head in the sand. He said Republicans lost the election because of the candidates and their personalities. When a person running for president says he is going to cut all entitlements, Social Security, unemployment, pensions, etc. That is what beat him. Did he really think that all millions of people collecting were just Democrats? All the Republicans who are collecting will not want to lose their checks so they just won’t vote.
Wait your turn
To the person who complained about rude people: You said it’s rude that 27 cars drove by and didn’t let you turn? That’s because you don’t have the right of way. You have to wait until it’s clear. If it’s 27 cars, so be it. You’re not special and don’t deserve special treatment. To expect people to stop for you is rude. If you don’t like the traffic in your area you should consider moving to a quieter neighborhood.