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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 Los Cerritos). He had lunch and visited with the customers. Which [&hellip...

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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...

Dear Editor: American ideals and discrimination

February 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have read your editorial from (the Jan. 24 edition) about the recent bill that would allow someone to refuse service to any gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender person. We have discussed this topic in class and I believe that what you expressed in your...

Overwhelmingly, Muslims not terrorists

January 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Fear has become the order of the day. Horror stories of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Horam, and the Taliban show us that people far away hate us and wish us harm. We want to be safe and secure, to know whom our neighbor is; we wonder if we just can’t take risks...

State rep allows division of people

January 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

It was depressing to read in the lead article of your Jan. 19 issue that state Rep. Espinoza is a co-sponsor of a bill that would make discrimination against gay and lesbian residents of our state legal. The effort to allow Christians to use the First...

‘Land of the fee, home of behave’

January 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In a letter (published Jan. 27) by Charles A. Berry, he writes, “This letter is to ask whether or not I have a misconception regarding driver’s licenses. My understanding has been that driver’s licenses were to ensure that drivers met the basic...

Religious freedom being redefined

January 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Jan. 16 was Religious Freedom Day. There is barely any mention of, let alone observance of the special day. It was enacted by Congress in 1992 and is recognized every Jan. 16 by an annual presidential proclamation. It is important to be informed about the...

Driver’s license misconception

January 26, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

This letter is to ask whether or not I have a misconception regarding driver’s licenses. My understanding has been that driver’s licenses were to ensure that drivers met the basic requirements of age, knowledge of the rules of the road, minimal ability to...