I wrote to Terri Proud and politely disagreed with her position on having the state designate the members of a Bond board for Pima County. She wrote me an EXTREMELY rude and insulting reply. Don't these people realize that WE are their employers and they are responsible to the voters and constituents? I have never seen such an arrogant group. They overturn voter initiatives at a whim. What kind of philosophy of representative democracy is that?
As long-time Tucsonans probably know, Francisca was the wife of Lloyd who ran Lloyd's Mexican Restaurant on Sixth St., one block east of Park Ave. Great food and a great little family restaurant.
I congratulate the Arizona legislators for striking the perfect balance between personal freedoms and the interests of the state. Last week the Senate wisely defeated the anti-texting bill. What interest can the oppressive “Nanny State” possibly have in limiting my right to send a text message while driving?
Yet, the legislature also recognizes that personal freedoms, if not properly limited, can become a threat to the state. By restricting a woman’s constitutional right to make a decision about her own body and terminate a pregnancy, they have preserved the government’s essential power to force a woman to bring unwanted children into the world. The principles here are clear: as mud!
As a liberal Democrat, I support big government. However, I can not agree with the critics who believe that Pima County should operate a no-kill animal shelter and adoption service. The PACC, after all, is in the Health Dept. and its mission should be to protect the public health, not provide pet services.
The solution to the problem seems obvious. The no-kill advocates maintain that it would be an easy task for Pima County to place all healthy, happy cats and dogs with new owners. Then, let the private shelters take all animals from PACC and place them in homes in the community.
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