LETTERS: Get local plates or go home


To the editor:

This is in response to the letter from Dan Warner, who is from Pittsburgh and is keeping his automobile registration in Pennsylvania, since he owns property in both states (“Governmental carjacking,” Aug 28 Review-Journal). If you declare yourself a resident of Nevada, you must register your vehicle in Nevada. If you’re a nonresident and operate your vehicle in this state for more than 30 days in a calendar year, you must register your vehicle here. That’s the law. I’m so sick and tired of all the scofflaws, and I would say to Mr. Warner: “Get local plates or go home.”

DAVE DOBBINS

HENDERSON

ObamaCare

To the editor:

I can’t understand how the current administration can shove OvomitCare down our throats when even the unions and government workers don’t want it. The federal government is spending millions of our tax dollars to implement this mess. If our Congress doesn’t defund this horrible plan, then the ballot box in 2014 should shove out any and all senators and representatives.

Yes, in my opinion, we should be able to keep our children on our policies for a longer time, and I believe that pre-exiting conditions should be covered. However, this plan is not going to help the middle class and poor much more. The wealthy will go to concierge doctors, and the rest will get poor and untimely care.

I just had a visitor from England who dislocated her shoulder while she was here, and she was amazed how fast she got care and the quality of care. She told us such timely, quality care would never happen in England under government-run health care.

DENISE MEHOCIC

LAS VEGAS

Vietnam to blame

To the editor:

Somewhere in the welfare state of Kentucky is a theater owner who objects to the casting of Jane Fonda. So much so that he’ll not show “The Butler,” the movie in which Ms. Fonda plays the role of Nancy Reagan.

For certain, Ms. Fonda’s Vietnam actions were misguided and not in the interests of the United States, but didn’t rise to a legal definition of treason. However, I bet the theater owner voted for Ronald Reagan, who clearly and constitutionally committed treason by giving aid and comfort to the slaughterers of our Marines in Lebanon.

Our country was betrayed in Vietnam, all right, not by an actress, but by President Lyndon Johnson, for the humbug Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution. By Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, for sending boys to die when he knew the war was lost. And even by the great general and president, Dwight Eisenhower, for welching on free elections because he knew Ho Chi Minh would win.

Maybe our country would’ve been better off if more actresses had questioned George W. Bush’s war mongering.

JOE MARROSO

LAS VEGAS

When the Sun goes down

To the editor:

Mark Craven’s letter to the editor is confusing in its structure (“When the Sun goes down,” Saturday Review-Journal). He starts by saying he welcomes knowing what the other side — liberal Democrats apparently — thinks and is doing. He then complains about paying to have the leftist Sun philosophy thrust in our faces everyday.

The letter appears to be the work of a writer who’s trying to sound reasonable and open-minded, but by the end of the letter is angry, sarcastic and lacking any sympathy for the Sun. The fact is that all daily newspapers are fighting for their lives, and the ending of any of them is a serious loss.

The closing of the Sun is a business issue. For those who truly wish to know what the other side is doing, the loss of the Sun’s political voice is an unfortunate result of a necessary Review-Journal decision. I will miss that voice from the other side.

DON MERZ

LAS VEGAS

Weaksauce President

To the editor:

Nike has a great yellow sneaker that President Barack Obama should buy, before his shoes turn completely yellow. Every time he opens his mouth, his shoes get more and more yellow. For the past four plus years, he demonstrated to the world what a weak leader he is, and now, he wants to demonstrate his wisdom by putting American men and women in harms way in Syria.

The entire enemy world knows what a do-nothing president he is, and he has now placed himself in a position where if he doesn’t show strength, he becomes the worst laughingstock in America. So, comparable, to the Benghazi “bump in the road,” he’s facing a major decision — but this bump entails not just four lives, but potentially many more American lives.

HUNTER BROWNE

NORTH LAS VEGAS

Syria

To the editor:

If there is no slam-dunk evidence regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons, then I think that should be the main factor to consider before President Barack Obama or Congress make any decision to toss the military into another conflict. Also, just where is the money going to come from, when our country is already mired in trillion dollars of debt and our military is suffering from billions of dollars in cuts?

And the biggest question should by: Why? Where is the direct or indirect threat against the United States? This is not a terrorist threat. This is an internal political struggle by a people who naturally do not like us and would kill us in the name of their beliefs. Just what do we gain at risking more of our troops lives?

I truly don’t believe the United States can wage a limited war and be successful. We sure didn’t do it in Iraq.

JOE SCHAERER

LAS VEGAS

HENDERSON

LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS

NORTH LAS VEGAS

 

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