Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Legislator’s wrong priorities

We were astonished to learn that Rep. Wesley Morgan’s legislative activity thus far has been six bills introduced to benefit the liquor industry, which happens to be his vested business interest. He was elected to represent District 81, not the liquor industry. It is certainly not enough to say that he is doing the same thing as doctors or lawyers who introduce bills that reflect their vocations. They at least serve a wide range of the public, not the narrow interest of drinking consumers.

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Abortion law dangerous

What keeps me up at night is the easily imagined scenario of a young girl from a rural county being raped and impregnated, afraid to say anything until she is well past 20 weeks gestation, required to bear a child she did not choose to create. And even if she was less than 20 weeks pregnant, she has no access to the money needed for a safe, legal abortion. She and the child are condemned to continue the cycle of ignorance and poverty, as the government finds more ways not to be supportive.

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Broad opposition to zipline

I was offended by Tom Eblen’s Dec. 6 column implying that the Boone Creek zipline was being opposed only by a couple of wealthy neighbors. I live on one of many small parcels of land along Old Richmond Road that have the potential to be affected by his project, which received prelimary approval by the Urban County Council.

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Tell men to give life

Many in the state House, Senate and Governor’s Office proudly say they are pro-life. As leaders, they should lead. Their legislation tells girls and women what they may and may not do with their bodies to save a fetus.

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Watch this space

As the next elections deteriorate into a mindless sludge of attack ads, there will be a letter here reminding you how your representatives voted on your health care. Then vote, based upon what they did, not on what they say.

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Disability claims valid

As one of the attorneys representing the victims of Eric Conn, I take strong exception to former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s statement, “But do they meet the qualifications for Social Security Disability? Absolutely not.”

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Skip coal propaganda

This devoted reader of the Herald Leader since 1968 is upset about the Jan. 2 commentary by Nick Carter of the Kentucky Coal Association, “Kentucky House’s new majority is real friend of coal.”

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GOP’s pro-life hypocrisy

It is interesting that Kentucky’s Republicans favor using big government intrusion to destroy one of the most important personal freedoms a person could have, in this case the right of women to control their bodies.

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My body belongs to me

In response to the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Sen. Jeff Sessions, nominee for attorney general, would not say whether he would uphold the precedent of the right to privacy. He said the question was “hypothetical.”

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Wrong to combine church, state

Gov. Matt Bevin is violating our state and federal constitutions with his “2017 is the Year of The Bible” proclamation. I’m all for reading the Christian holy book, but the Constitution prohibits government from making religious decrees.

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No plutocracy

During this presidential election, people of both parties asked, “Are these the best candidates America has to offer?” Most wanted none of the above or voted for the lesser of two evils.

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