Letters to the editor from this week's Chronicle:

To the dog owners and gum chewers in Cottonwood:
First: Gum Chewers, thanks for throwing your gum alongside or on the sidewalk!! It’s so easy to clean out of my power chair wheels!!
Dog Owners: I just ordered me a dog shooter, and I will shoot any and all dogs I see in my yard!! I would prefer shooting the owner but I can’t get away with that! Cleaning dog poop out of my power chair wheels is no nice job!!
Leland Huntley
804 Lewiston St., Cottonwood

Dear Editor:
Whether mandatory, universal medical insurance is deemed wise policy or not wise policy, all too many Americans seem to be missing a major, initial point: Namely, the matter is just not the business of government in the first place, and is therefore simply wrong on at least two counts: constitutionally and morally.
The 9th and 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution clearly state that powers not specifically delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states or to the people. Mandated “health care” is not one of those enumerated powers. (So does our Constitution matter or doesn’t it?)
Furthermore, any and all monies the federal government collects in taxes, etc. (forgetting, for the moment, the trillions it creates out of thin air!) is the property of all the people, uniformly. It can lawfully be used only for purposes strictly authorized by the Constitution. It would be wrong for me, for example, to covet and appropriate any part of such assets to serve my own individual wants or needs. Just as with the veritable systemic culture of government grants seen everywhere today, it is all just plain wrong. Time to wake up....and grow up, America! The things that could be said about the (im)morality of government managed health care are nearly endless.
Thank you.
Carol J. Asher

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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