Letters to the editor

2013-04-15T00:00:00Z 2013-05-01T17:17:30Z Letters to the editorArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 15, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Don't impose personal morality on others

Re: the April 7 letter to the editor "Sexual relations a matter of morality."

I would ask the letter writer why he seeks to impose his sense of morality upon others. I would hope that he would not offer the usual paranoid delusion about saving our civilization from collapse because of a decline in morality.

John Harlan

Retired teacher, Sahuarita

Border statistics can be read two ways

Re: the April 6 article "Napolitano says security is 'trending in right direction.' "

The title says that security for the border is "moving in the right direction," yet in the very first sentence it is brought to the public's attention that there is no formal system put in place to determine the safety of the border or how effective security really is.

The statistics put forward in this article also do not lead me to feel any safer about the border now than I did in the year 2000. The article says that apprehensions at the border of illegal immigrants has dropped 80 percent since the year 2000 - but my question in response is, why does that mean fewer people are coming and not that more are getting  across the border safely?

Although I am glad that we, as a country, were able to post drastically lower crime rates at the border, I still worry that the officials put in charge of the border are turning a blind eye to many of the problems they seem to think have gone away.

Brian Ray

Tucson

UA fraternity understood rules

Re: the April 8 article "UA frat closed over chronic misconduct."

I am a student at the Pima Community College West Campus and live close to campus. I'm not from Tucson, but when I decided to move to Tucson I was expecting the crazy college life where everyone drinks.

It's college! Students are going to do what they please and there's not enough campus police or police to keep the whole town under control.

But the frat knew what they were getting themselves into. If they wanted to keep "raging," they should've taken it off campus. By the time you're in college you should be taking responsibility for yourself and know what's appropriate and what's not.

There should be a punishment for the fraternity other than their frat house being closed.

Chyenne Anderson

Maricopa

LaWall's position on Taylor unacceptable

Re: the April 7 article "LaWall faulted on Pioneer Hotel deal."

I have been embarrassed by numerous elected officials over the past dozen or so years - George W. Bush, John McCain, Jan Brewer and Tom Horne to name a few. Now I will add the name Barbara LaWall to my list.

For Louis Taylor, even after spending 42 years behind bars for a crime that he never should have been convicted of, our Pima County attorney still has the audacity to say she "never said he was innocent" even after agreeing to the deal to set Taylor free.

The realization that it appears to be more important to LaWall to defend those responsible for this great injustice just makes me feel she should resign her position - as I've always wanted the others on my list to do.

Bob Dorson,

Volunteer, Tucson

Testing is worthless approach to education

Re: the April 8 article "Principals at 4 TUSD schools on notice."

I think this new way of testing schools for academic progress is utterly useless. Imagine if we got to rate our politicians and presidents on a letter score like this?

The day we can test and score political leaders should be the day we get to test, score and base job performance for teachers and principals on this backward system.

A student's success is based on so many variables that teachers and principals have absolutely no control over.

Abedel Miqbel

Student, Tucson

Wealthy frat members should grow up

Re: the April 8 article "UA frat closed over chronic misconduct."

The snowball effects that the UA frats are heading in seem to get worse with each party. With all the warnings and fines these wealthy frat students receive, they should take the hint that it is time to grow up.

Hopefully administration or parents take a stand to fix the problem of uncontrollable students. We can only hope these parties don't escalate to the death of one of them.

Aaron Wendling

Pima Community College student, Tucson

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