Letters to the Editor: September 30, 2021
Tree branches overhanging the road pose a danger
I am a concerned citizen who recently drove on Indian River Drive from Walton Road. On the river side are two huge trees whose branches stretch out over the lanes of Indian River Drive. If there is a hurricane or just a strong wind and these huge limbs separate, they could land on a car and cause tragedy for the driver. I’d hate to hear about it on the news. I hope something will be done before it is too late.
James Ross, Port Saint Lucia
No part of the Oculina coral reef should be open to trawling
According to Ed Killer’s September 18 story, shrimpers still want access to the fragile coral reef shoal of Oculina. No part of Oculina Reef should be opened for dredging or trawling. Unfortunately, the South Atlantic fishery [Mis]The Management Board appears to be made up of people who have business interests and no interest in science. They should not be the arbiter of this discussion.
The question is whether or not to allow the destruction of Oculina Reef, a nursery for many species, many of which are endangered, by a specific industry that would deliberately destroy the fragile, slow-growing resource that takes decades to regenerate unless decimated beyond the recovery point.
While efforts to allow dredging and trawling on any part of the Oculina Reef fish nursery areas are not halted in their tracks, the same fate the Canadian cod industry has faced in the past. the early 1990s may well be the future for many more tropical fish species. who depend on this coral reef and similar bottom characteristics for their survival. There is still time to express your disapproval of the destruction of the Oculina Banks through the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources at 202-225-6065, as well as the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. from the Senate: 202-224-4971.
Elizabeth Kay Gibson, Hutchinson Island
Should our national anthem be “Send in the Clowns”?
I think we, the American people, should change our national anthem to “Send in the Clowns”. No, don’t worry, they’re already there. It might be humorous if the reality weren’t so devastating and the long-term effects so mind-boggling.
I’ve heard that the Democrats, and this administration, have a long-term goal, with illegal immigration to shift the balance of power forever to a one-party country (like in Russia, China, Cuba ). I used to dismiss this as a conspiracy theory that didn’t deserve serious consideration.
Now I am not so sure. Between the thousands of illegal migrants on our southern border and the thousands of unchecked Afghan refugees spread across the country as top priorities, American citizens are bringing up the rear. There is mandate after mandate imposed on us sheep as the so-called refugees get a free pass to spread COVID-19, illegal drugs and God knows what else to the detriment of the American citizen.
Guess who is paying the price in blood and treasure. It is certainly not Joe Biden and his administration, who heaps of lies after lies about the sheep. For those who voted for it, you reap what you sow. The tragedy is that you took us with you.
Giles Sebacher, Hobe Sound
America is infested with drugs
America: It’s a drug infested system we live in. Looks like everyone’s been doing drugs, or taking drugs, and I don’t care what status or what level you can be at. It doesn’t matter if they are doctors, lawyers, school teachers, students – whatever profession people may be in, they may have tried drugs. President Obama and President Clinton both admitted to using marijuana, so who can judge anyone?
Oh, America, you are full of hypocrisy, full of lies. You feed the poor on drugs for little or none at all. Like crack, you get it for $ 5 or $ 10. Cocaine, heroin, all these drugs: I wish they would wake up and see what it does to poor whites and poor blacks, giving them the worst drugs a human being can have.
There is a better life out there. You don’t have to take drugs because you’ve lost your job, your house, your car, and everything you had is gone. This rock of cocaine is killing you, taking your pride and dignity and everything in between.
I feel so, so hurt every time I see a brother doing drugs, until tears fall from my eyes. I feel so, so much compassion in my heart for the black woman who allowed the system to come in and take her children because she couldn’t help it. The poor have always gone through hell because they have nothing from the start.
This is one thing that I cannot understand: why does a human being cling to a substance that he knows is going to destroy him and everything around him? They are transporting these drugs in their own community, which is not fair. There is no justice anywhere.
David Cook, Fort Pierce