Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 3, 2013

Letters to the Editor: 05/03/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — We don’t honor laws

An old gentleman told me a few years ago that money had no conscience, and now I know what he meant. The good old boys use scare tactics, lies and anything to get a dollar.

I thought our leaders were supposed to set an example. The message they’re sending is giving the wrong impression. Sometimes they even freeze the employee’s wages and give themselves a raise.

My daughter was bipolar and was a victim of scare tactics and lies.

Everybody is upset about all the shootings in the schools and movies and on the street and government thinks we need more laws. I guess I don’t understand what is going on. We don’t honor the laws, state statutes, the Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments. It seems like none of those apply to the good old boys, just the poor people who can’t afford to argue.

If cronyism, personal vendetta and politics don’t make ruination … just take a drive in Kalkaska County.

Harold Lund

Fife Lake

Needs will grow worse

I want to commend the Record-Eagle for the editorial in favor of the new Kalkaska library. The issues were laid out exactly as faced by the voters of Kalkaska County. The citizens of the county, in favor of the library, have found very few places to be heard, with a small but loud opposition determined to turn the issue into a political one having nothing to do with the terrible need for a new library without bulging walls and mold.

I urge every Kalkaska citizen to think carefully before they vote. To turn this down means the future need will only grow worse and the cost escalate.

As to the suggestion the library be moved to a building as old or older along the downtown street? The economics of moving to a perpetual money pit elude me.

Elizabeth Buzzelli