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Liberal agenda seen in editorial

February 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Responding to your editorial in Sunday’s paper, I feel you miss the point. You say that a proposed law that has no hope of passing will not help anyone, but take rights away from others. In my opinion you are wrong. First, the Bill of Rights contains the First Amendment to the Constitution of this [&hellip...

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Diatribes on pages, pushing diversity

February 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have considered the pages of your newspaper on Sunday and this is my response. I’m not sure 400 words will be enough. The editorial pages are for varied opinions. However, the editor decides what to print and what not to print. I have written several...

Local Elks’ WWP not affiliated nationally

February 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Due to the recent negative national news report of the Wounded Warrior Project, I want to clarify that the local Roswell Elks Lodge #969 NM Wounded Warrior Charity Golf tournament which I am involved with, is not affiliated with this national program. When I...

Bill would give state power over labor laws

February 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

We’re working hard in Santa Fe this year to make sure all New Mexicans have the same opportunities. Cities across the state are enacting a patchwork of inconsistent labor laws that make it not only difficult, but confusing, for a business to expand. Not...

Tax breaks on aging wells is antiquated

February 4, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

House Bill 107 proposes cuts to some state taxes for aging wells that generate under 10 barrels of oil per day with estimated losses in tax revenue rising to as high $58.6 million by year 2020. This is revenue that could be used in resolving several of the...

Tobacco tax bill an unfair burden

February 4, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing because I smoke cigarettes. I want smokers and users of other tobacco products to know that we are going to become the “chumps” again if state Sen. Howie Morales is successful in convincing his fellow New Mexico lawmakers to adopt his...

Chávez, King naming proposals misguided

February 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Well, some of the council members are at it again, determined to have something named after César Chávez and Martin Luther King. President George W. Bush came to Roswell when he was president. He and his enterage had lunch at Nuthin’ Fancy Restaurant (now...

Teen columnist praised for writing

February 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading Briana Hodge’s well-written article on standardized tests in the Roswell Daily Record. I’m hoping her article will generate a change in attitude concerning these tests. Briana (a senior at Roswell...

‘Journalists’ laid off because not trusted

February 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

So losing reporters is a threat to democracy? (Tim Howsare’s column, Jan. 28) Maybe the most self- important, self-serving article I have ever read. Let’s apply some linear thought here: Reporters are laid off or unemployed because papers and news...

Islamophobia is understandable

February 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

After the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, when Muslim fanatics murdered 14 civilians, our Attorney General went on TV and expressed her greatest fear was for Islamophobia to take hold. On Sunday, Jan. 31, seven local pastors joined together, in a letter...

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