Letters to the Editor for July 30, 2022

NRA lobbying
Thanks to the NRA lobbying and buying of our elected representatives, American parents are now afraid to take their children to July 4 parades.
"Terrorism: the calculated use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective." https://www.britannica.com/topic/terrorism
By this definition should not the NRA lobbying against reasonable controls on today's too-easy access to military- style weapons be considered “terrorism?”
Jon Nowlin
Carson City

It’s not your body
If it’s your body, where did you go to get it? If it came from your parents, then each one is made to order, individually. Which means you are the product of a process that was given by someone or something else. Who or what might that be? It’s not your body.
Every human was given “free choices” with guidelines to do as they please by a “first cause.” Since no one brought anything with them, everything they have was “given” from some other resource.
I have always been pro-choice but have also been concerned with “when” that choice was made. Be atheistic if you want, but the universe came from something or somewhere.
Humans were only given limited non-revocable “God-given” rights. The right to life, the right to, or not to worship, free choice, etc.
The human rights we create for ourselves have more consequences and are revocable by anyone with a bigger club. Government for instance.
No one was ever given a right to pick and choose other rights as they see fit, including the government.
“They” do not own the body given them any more than they own anybody else.
Pete Bachstadt
Carson City


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