Opposing views don’t define racism
It’s sad when you are called a racist because you didn’t support Barack Obama. It’s even worse when children are called racist by schoolmates because they have opposing views.
We can teach our children what to say when they are called a racist. A proper response is, “No, I’m pro-life and Mr. Obama is pro-choice.” Or, “No, I’m for a strong national security, and Mr. Obama has promised to cut defense spending.”
But it would be even better if parents taught their kids not to call someone a racist just because they have views that differ with the first black president.
Success of four-way stop is joint city effort
I want to thank those involved with the four-way stop sign issue at Main and Manana streets.
I want to thank the mayor for informing me how to get on the traffic committee’s agenda. I also appreciate the support from the business owners and community. I especially want to thank the city’s traffic committee for being open to change and making a decision so quickly.
Putting the four-way stop at Main and Manana is on a trial basis. If this does not work, then other alternatives and solutions will be considered.
If people start driving responsibly — especially when school is starting and ending — then this whole change should work.
I appreciate the traffic committee being willing to try something now. No change is easy, but at times change has to be made.
I hope moving the four-way stop to Main and Manana will be an effective solution for all concerned.
Fire department’s response commendable
We recently had problems with our smoke detectors at Emmanuel Baptist Church and I could not find any breaker anywhere. I called 911 and the fire department soon arrived to fix the problem.
This is very unusual and rescue workers are all to be commended for their prompt attention.
We have to thank God that we have such a fine system in Clovis.
Murray W. Martin
Local gas prices lag behind national prices
I agree with Max Kelso’s sentiment in Sunday’s paper about gas prices being higher in Clovis than other places.
It seems to me that when gas prices go up across the nation our gas vendors are Johnny on the spot to raise the prices. But when the nation’s gas prices decrease, our gas vendors are two months behind that program.
Why the big difference?