Letter to the Editor, Aug. 23, 2012
EDITOR: I remember quite well when President Reagan wanted to bring down the nation of Russia. Reagan needed a lot of money to achieve his goal of creating a mighty power. To reach his goal he had to cut many other government funded endeavors such as housing, welfare, schools etc. One of the hardest hit was institutions for the insane, mentally impaired and rehab centers. At that point in time, I was still coherent and able to process what the end result of this blatant decision meant. You are now living in the midst of one of the biggest bugled moved no president should ever have made.
Let me put Reagan's misguided moves to hit the most vulnerable up front so you can see and comprehend his great blunder. I am first and foremost a firm believer in the old adage: "For every action there is a reaction." What than was the reaction to Reagan's bungled decision to loose all those individuals upon societies inability to cope? Well in the past 25 to 30 years, society has not been able to cope. The inevitable reaction to Reagan's actions are tens of thousands of time bombs out and about exploding ever more often. There is nothing in place to fend against this stigma, none wants to point a finger and say that one is crazy or that one should be in a nut house.
The A.C.L.U would be right on you for any such infraction.
Quit beating your gums, guns are not your problem. You are in middle of a conflagration of missed opportunities to have fixed a problem that has been staring you in the face for decades.