Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Letters

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Letters

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Michael Rasche, Evansville

Easiest solutions may not be effective

Once again we are beset by madness. The madness of the killer has taken its toll in innocent lives and irreparably damaged those surviving. Another form of madness is taking hold among the rest of us: the overpowering urge to do something, anything. We will be told by many that we can prevent these acts by some sort of administrative action. A paper castle of license, registration, bans, or any number of other schemes will be touted as "sensible" or "reasonable" steps in the right direction. What is needed is an effective answer and I don't believe it exists in legislation. There may not be one. How do you identify a killer before he acts? The real danger lies in the mind of the mad man. The object he uses is his choice and you cannot childproof the world we live in.

Many of the "common sense" solutions put forth will not be solutions at all but what the purveyors have to sell.

Laura K. Blackburn, Evansville

Heroes required for duty at cliff

America needs heroes. We need at least 216 in the House and 60 Senators, to be specific. They need to have the courage to arrive at a real compromise, regardless of their party affiliation. They must have the heart to stop worrying about their own re-election and place the country ahead of their own careers. I hope these strong men and women would be rewarded by their constituents coming out to support them in their next primaries. Even if that does not happen, they would have the satisfaction of solving the fiscal cliff/debt-ceiling mess.

America also needs a truly informed and vigilant electorate. This is true of both parties.

Neither party should have to fear the possibility of being terrorized by its extremists, who show up in droves to vote for the candidates who pander to their ideologies when party candidates are chosen.

Come on, voters! It is only six trips to the polls in an eight- year period.

Roy R. Williams, Evanville

Tell lawmakers to stand up for seniors

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