Letters to the Editor

Who are they to judge this champion? I read here that my friend Dave Bittner is to be judged in a court of law as to whether he has broken “a sacred trust to preserve our natural heritage for future generations,” as quoted by the U.S prosecuting attorney Laura E. Duffy. No one and I mean NO ONE has done more to hold that sacred trust more than Dave Bittner. I ought to know, I was there from the start to convince the public that the Ramona Airport field should set aside for eternity as a grasslands preserve, doing what I could, when I could to help.

It was bigger than I. But not for Mr. Bittner. Without him there would be no Grasslands Preserve with nesting bald eagles, a first for Ramona.

Never in that trying time for the preservation of the grasslands did I see a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent or the bureaucrat Duffy lend a hand or even show their face except menacingly.

Who are they to judge this champion of the wild? So what if his permit fees are in arrears. Let him pay the fees and fine and submit the data he collected. It’s all good. This is yet another lesson to teach us sheeple to cower to our new masters.

Our nation was founded on liberty. Anything less than that is tyranny. That tyranny rears its ugly head each day now from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) programs to snooping drones.

For example, the Second Amendment passage “shall not be infringed” makes any and all gun laws passed by either state or federal agencies illegal.

Sure they write laws to make it legal but it’s in violation of our God given rights nonetheless.

This is referred to as “Legal Plunder.” Read the book by Frederick Bastiat titled “The Law.” This excellent book is billed as a “Blueprint for a Free Society.” I have free copies for any and all who want one.

Tom Stephan

Ramona

“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

“When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Thomas Jefferson

If school trustee can’t stand the heat... This is my third year of regularly attending school board meetings. I don’t always agree with some of the decisions of the school board, but I always respect their opinions, decisions, hard work and willingness to serve the community. I really do love the political process! While attending school board meetings, one would notice who also is in attendance because a lot of these meetings are pretty sparsely attended. Among people in attendance in the past was Dr. John Rajcic. I liked his wanting to be involved. After Dr. Rajcic got elected to the school board, I was optimistic that this was a good thing. He appeared to really want to serve the community on the school board. At his first meeting, Dr. Rajcic got up in the middle of the meeting and handed a note to the RTA (Ramona Teachers Association) president (Donna Braye-Romero). She reviewed the note, wrote something on it, and then got up, walked over and handed it back to Dr. Rajcic. I thought this was very inappropriate, but I was willing to forgive it as no one seemed to mind what had just happened and I figured there was a learning curve to procedure. He said he just was asking what a particular word meant. At his second meeting, there were a few items that the board needed to vote on. So, they took a vote. All voted “yes” on a couple items. However, as if he wanted to make a statement, Dr. Rajcic loudly and quickly states “no.” Then he proceeded to tell us why he voted no. He said that he voted no because he hadn’t looked over the material that was given him on these items. Then he chuckled and said that he just forgot to look over the items. Why vote “no?” Then, shortly after that he began voting “present.” He seemed to vote “present” more than a “yes” or “no.” So, fast forward a couple months and here we are. We are in one of the most important issues that RUSD and the community of Ramona has ever faced. Dr. Rajcic still insists on voting ”present.” He voted “present” at the school board meeting to cut teachers’ salaries. I believe the people of Ramona elected him to vote his conscience and not just sit and vote “present” on these very important issues! So, now I am wondering, is Dr Rajcic really interested in serving the community of Ramona? I think he should review the information and “vote yes or no” as his conscience suggests. Is he afraid of the backlash from the community? Stand up and be counted. “Yes” or “No,” there is no in-between! Sonny AdamsLakeside

   
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