Letters to the Editor for October 1, 2022


Loans should be paid back
Michael Goldeen made the statement in the Sept. 17 Letter to the Editor that the Republicans were against Joe Biden’s forgiveness of the student loan debt.
You are darn right, sir. But everyone should be upset. What part of LOAN do you or the left not understand? Everyone has had to sign for a loan of some sort, be it a credit card, car loan, etc., and you sign on the dotted line because you promise to pay it back.
If these folks can’t afford to pay it back, then get a second job, but the responsibility is on the one who signed on that bottom line. No one else needs to pay that debt for them, especially for all those who have paid their loans off or are still making payments. As a senior on fixed income, I would love for them to forgive my rent payment every month, but then, no one really cares about the seniors, do they?
Corry Steiner
Carson City


Lessons from the wild
Dear wild and beautiful Nevada,
Please do not sell off all of your land to big money and power! Please leave lush spaces, off grid for the wild horses and burros. They were here for you through all the pioneer days, mining days, war, and all of those westerns! They carried your heavy loads.
You might even see traits in the wild horse leader that are important for a good human leader today! Find a boulder at a distance and observe the herd. Where is the leader?
Then you might feel like a tap – a tap on your shoulder. When you turn to see who it is – you might be surprised to see a large nose and intelligent eyes behind the mane falling from his brow. He might give you a snort of approval and move on back with his herd – he knows his job and the herd respects him.
When he was young, he was raised by a fine mare. When he would really be feeling his wild oats, he might have been given a nip, kick or a butt from his mother or the wild horse community. His character and self-esteem grew!
Today when he kicks up dirt, it will not be for blaming or shaming but will be to move the herd along. He may choose a new path, if he detects a predator down the old trail – oh, oh, the winds picking up! I hear thunder! It’s gone!
Boni Keathley
Dayton

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