LETTERS: Throw out Nevada license plate law


To the editor:

The $100 fee for not acquiring Nevada license plates within 30 days of moving here is absurd and subjects our most valuable asset — tourists — to becoming lawbreakers when they stay for more than 30 days (“Lawyer seeks class-action status in suit over license plate fee,” June 23 Review-Journal online). Does anyone with any common sense think that visitors will change their license plates when they stay for more than 30 days, then change plates again when they return home?

My own parents have been coming to Vegas for more than 40 years now, and they spend money like a drunken sailor on shore leave. Do we want to turn our lifeblood into criminals? How dumb.

I used my mother’s car to visit Family Court in Las Vegas and was accosted by a constable’s deputy who was as rude as he was stupid. After a 30-minute discussion, he realized he was wrong and let me go.

Let’s face it, for the good of our tourist industry, this law has to go. Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Thank God for Nicole McMillen, who brought this ridiculous law to the light of day. Sue, baby, sue.

LARRY KEPLER

MESQUITE

Declaration of Dependence

To the editor:

In celebration of how far we have fallen as a nation, I am asking Sen. Harry Reid to submit a bill to establish an additional federal holiday, to be called Dependence Day.

What a concept. American Dependence Day. Of course, the holiday must fall on a Monday, so that all federal employees can receive another three-day weekend.

EDWARD R. DUFFY

LAS VEGAS

Offensive Oklahoma

To the editor:

The next sound you hear will be Sen. Harry Reid’s head exploding. I looked up in the almanac the origin of the state of Oklahoma’s name, and found it comes from two Choctaw Indian words: “okla,” meaning people, and “humma,” meaning red.

So to Sen. Reid, I submit that if “Redskins” is a racist term, then so is “red people,” and therefore a change in name is required for the state of Oklahoma.

Let’s put all this stuff about Benghazi, the IRS and veterans’ hospital wait times on hold, and instead take action on more important matters. Thank you, Sen. Reid.

ROBERT MATUSIEWICZ

LAS VEGAS

R-J ignoring Obama

To the editor:

A headline on the front page of the July 3 New York Post notes that 33 percent of Americans say that Barack Obama is the worst president since 1945. The Review-Journal coverage of that same story on that same date is buried on Page 3A, where very few readers would notice it. Why is the Review-Journal covering for this president, who is trying to ruin our country?

Take a clean shot at this guy, the Imperial President, every time you can. He constantly ignores the Constitution and arbitrarily decides which laws will be enforced and which will be forgotten about. His administration stonewalls all negative stories concerning his servant-like followers (the IRS, the National Security Agency, Veterans Affairs, Obamacare) and scandals such as Benghazi, Fast &Furious, the trade for Bowe Bergdahl, etc.

So, how will the Review-Journal report the disgraces that are sure to pop up in the next two-plus years in this administration? Will the R-J keep them off the front page, or expose them?

I am sure many Review-Journal readers, myself included, are expecting some hard-hitting journalism at this point. As a part of the media, your newspaper can knock this guy down a few pegs.

We are not talking about a tiddly-winks game here. This is about the future of the United States.

GEORGE D. COGHLAN

LAS VEGAS

 

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