In America, guns are a symbol, if not a guarantor, of personal freedom. We have a party that seeks to limit personal freedom at every turn. Guns, food, where we live, what we drive, our energy availability, who we must accept, and even what we can say, and now even our health care. We have a president who has said that he laments that the Constitution limits what government can do for (to) the people.
Be it guns, affordable energy or even where we choose to live, Americans are a strong and willful people and many of us will not stand for government’s slow death-creep into our lives. The left knows and understands that guns in the hands of freedom-loving people are a threat to their power grab, and they will stop at nothing to remove that threat.
If we do become a nation without the Second Amendment, you can be guaranteed of one thing: The other rights we currently enjoy will vanish in a flash, and then it will be too late. Will you then ask why somebody didn’t do something? Well, we are trying. I suggest voting in more tea party people and us “bitter clingers.”
In his March 14 letter, Richard Trerise got one thing right: Many people avoid downtown because they object to paying for parking, or because street parking is scarce. Aside from that, he’s just flat out wrong. We live downtown. Yesterday, we walked from our home on the west side of town to the INB Performing Arts Center to see “West Side Story.” The sidewalks were packed with families, couples and kids on Riverside, Main, Sprague, and around the Spokane Transit Center. Riverfront Park was full of people.
We’ve been in Spokane for 23 years and have seen the downtown core go from the dark and dreary place Trerise describes, to a hub of activity, with tons of things to see and do. Find a solution for the parking problem, and more will come. Better yet, encourage people to use our excellent buses.