Letters to the editor

Court ruling an insult to all Americans

The irony of Obama-care being upheld in the Supreme Court last week is not lost on many of us who have a basic understanding of U.S. history. According to the recent Newsweek poll, U.S. voters disapprove of the court’s decision by a 50-45 percent margin.

The friends and neighbors I know want less government control and taxation in their lives. It is important to note that the main objective of our Declaration of Independence was to prevent tyranny, limit government and promote liberty.

History shows us that when government is small, the citizen has greater freedom and vice versa. The recent Supreme Court ruling is an insult to all Americans and our great forefathers.

Greg Revers , Ramona School district treasure retires after 30 years Ramona Unified has lost a treasure. Today (June 29) is the last day of work at Ramona Unified Transportation office for Debbie Ballantyne. She has been with the district for 30 years and has touched so many kids’ lives. I have had the privilege of working with Debbie this past school year and know she will be missed with the start of the next school year. I am in awe of her skills, she kept so many balls in the air each and every day with ease and grace. Thirty years is a long time, so, Debbie, have a wonderful retirement. You have earned it. You will be missed more than you know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the lives of us subs so easy.

Terry Kerr , Ramona Face your fears It is time for some of our veterans to quit whining about their experience in the military and “man up.” I am not anti-veteran or anti-military. My son is a veteran who served our country during 9/11. My father was in the Pacific during World War II. My three brothers all served during the Vietnam War. One of them received serious injuries when one of his platoon tripped a booby trap.

I admire and thank them all. My point is they all volunteered to serve their country during a time of war. They deserve to receive adequate mental care and medical care. It is available to all of them.

As my son put it to me when I faced my own difficulties, “face your fears.” Quit whining and may God bless you.

Bob Murphy , Ramona The Obama problem Being himself the epitome of diversity, President Obama was confident that he would be able to cope with the human diversity of management in government. He has found frustration. An opposition united with a simplistic, unreasoning goal of terminating his presidency, no matter what it takes and with unlimited financial support is a baffling barrier to progress. Change resulting in progress was his promise to the people. Too bad the Supreme Court cannot pass a law making frustration illegal with practical rules of enforcement. Frustration is behind almost every human problem from domestic violence to international misunderstandings. In the long run frustration is a problem that can only be solved by each one of us, personally, as reasoning, caring individuals.

Edalee Orcutt Harwell , Ramona

   
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