Jefferson wanted life and happiness protected
When reading Shelia Dillon's letter to the editor in the Sept. 7 edition, I noticed she quoted Thomas Jefferson. Recently I found another good quote of Thomas Jefferson's: "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."
Susan McLeod, New Smyrna Beach
Need to help a fox
Wanted: a volunteer and a veterinarian to trap and treat a fox that has been living in a wooded area between holes four and six on the New Smyrna Beach golf course. The fox is emaciated and has a left back leg injury that needs medical attention. Perhaps a little pro-bono on their part could rectify the situation. I realize this action could stir up controversy from your readers like spending time and effort on an injured fox. But I'm certain that both golfers and the community would appreciate the humane effort.
Frederick Koenig, New Smyrna Beach
The solution to gridlock
We need to limit the terms of our political representatives in Washington, D.C. They're not going to vote to do it, so we must demand that it be put on the General Election Ballot in 2016.
Today, a representative no longer thinks of his or her constituency, but rather their own family. The objective is to make their election victory a full-time job for as long as possible. They want that high six-figure salary, the expense account, the car allowance, the medical insurance coverage for the entire family, and that totally unjustified pension.
So, is it any wonder these politicians refuse to compromise on issues that are presented by their opposition even if they make good sense for us? If you limit their time in office, reduce their benefit packages and eliminate those pensions, I guarantee you'll finally get some unselfish people, who will take these jobs for all the right reasons.
Chuck Wadro, Ormond Beach