Amused at president

Editor:

My president, sorta kinda, spilled his frijoles, by offering $450,000 to each person that entered the United States illegally and were separated from their children.

My president mentioned that the family of the children that were lost could receive $1,000,000 of taxpayer money (that’s your money) and perhaps I’m missing a detail or two. I’m not sure if taxes will have to be paid but the individuals are not citizens of the United States so probably not.

I can speak for myself, but my 401K falls short a couple of five zeros of what my president is proposing for these non-citizen families. I don’t think our military families get as much as these non-citizen. Go figure!

Well, I guess some people might see the sarcasm and others might call it sour grapes. Frankly, I am amused by this administration. They are in your face, espousing that they are for the people or the average citizen. Well, I’ve made up my mind. How about you?

Daniel Garza, Los Lunas

 

Appreciation for support

Editor:

Thank you for supporting the veterans on Nov. 11, 2021, especially those in Valencia County.

The Los Lunas event, sponsored by L.I.V.E., Inc (Los Lunas Invests in Veteran Events), village of Los Lunas, Blue Star Mothers and RAKS recognized all military veterans.

All the photos were great. The community is very appreciative. We also want to thank the Los Lunas police and fire departments, Los Lunas and Valencia High School JROTC, Main Street Muscle & Fitness, Fiesta Tent Rentals, Event Pros/Audio Visual, Jean Davies, Veteran (Jubilee), Art Fender, retired veteran; VFW Post 9676 Color Guard and Ret. Col. John Chavez for his inspirational message.

Patrick Anaya, La Vida Felicidad, sang a beautiful rendition of our Nation Anthem, following the Patriot Riders that lead the veterans into the park. The parks department (Marcos Castillo) really had the park and flags in first class condition. Amor Flowers furnished the wreath. The VFW Post 9676 concluded the program by playing “Taps,” which ended the event in a very somber and patriotic fashion.

Jim Schnitzler, L.I.V.E., Inc.

 

Veterans deserve respect

Editor:

What a disappointment our school system (Los Lunas) is in not teaching our students to honor and respect those who serve in our military that protect their freedoms.

Instead of having Nov. 11 observed as a day to celebrate and honor our veterans, they chose instead to have Friday, Nov. 12, off so they could have a three day weekend. What is more important?

Our veterans gave much, often not getting days off while serving and instead our schools choose to teach our children to be selfish, ungrateful and to hate the country that our veterans loved, fought for and some even died for.

If citizens do not wake up to what is happening to our country we may not have the opportunity to celebrate the next Veterans Day because the socialists will have taken everything away from them leaving them to be slaves to a government they did not think would happen.

Freedom is not free; a lot of blood has been shed to keep us free, but it looks like there are not many left that appreciate what our veterans have sacrificed for us to keep us free.

I thank every veteran who served our country.

Gunhild Vetter, Bosque Farms

 

Respect one another

Editor:

… Can we take a lesson from the United States Supreme Court’s opinion in Franchise Tax Board Of California v. Hyatt? This case was a 5-4 decision holding a state, without its consent, can not be sued by a private party in the courts of another state.

The majority and dissenting justices have different ideas of what sovereignty — being a king or separate government – means. The majority thinks sovereignty means if you are a king, no other king can tell you what to do; when you go visiting another king, you can’t be forced to follow house rules.

The dissent thinks when you are a king, you can tell anyone what to do in your house; when you go visiting another king, you can be (but may not be) forced to follow house rules.

Like the Supreme Court, in our families different people can have different ideas on the meaning of the same words. “Freedom” could mean one thing to grandma, who remembers the Kennedy assassination; another to uncle Frank, who remembers Operation Desert Storm; and something else to college freshman Joey who wasn’t even born when passenger jets flew into the World Trade Center.

Instead of using the same words to talk past each other, could we respect and care about one another enough to glimpse each other’s world and ask, “What does ______ mean to you?”

Jonathan Gardner, Los Lunas

 

Fear-mongering is useless

Editor:

I always find Ms. Crawford’s letters amusing yet sad that she is so ill informed on climate change.

I previously gave her a link to a NASA web page that explains it in a single graph but there’s a lot more she could read up on and get some actual facts and not rely on Fox Entertainment for her continuing education. Again the link is climate.nasa.gov/evidence.

It’s also amusing Ms. Crawford, who represents the party of fear, ie: They’re coming for your guns, they’re coming for your jobs, they’re coming for your religion, they’re coming for your freedom, they’re coming for your money, etc., starts off accusing House Speaker Egolf of scare-mongering, then follows with a letter full of fear-mongering and mistruths about Democratic political leaders.

I wonder if Ms. Crawford is aware of another truth. When Republicans are in total control of our government, they crash our economy (1929, 2008, 2020). Republicans are not capable of financially running a country but they sure can throw out a lot of fear-mongering to get votes.

William Lumsden, Rio Communities

 

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Makayla Grijalva was born and raised in Las Cruces. She is a 2020 graduate of The University of New Mexico, where she studied multimedia journalism, political science and history. She covers the village of Los Lunas, Los Lunas Schools, SODA and the town of Peralta.