Consider this symbol, mayor
Let's see, Mayor Jim Gray wants to reconsider the display of Confederate statues and memorabilia.
But, he also wants to waste $38 million to save the old courthouse that is the symbolic focal point of the selling of slaves in Fayette county, though the actual building near the slave market was an earlier version that was located at the same place.
You go, mayor.
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Text, talk, eat, drive
In response to the June 7 letter regarding electonic billboards: No one reads billboards, electronic or not, as they are busy eating, talking on their cell phones, texting or worse, doing all three at the same time.
Jeffrey D. Moore
What many Kentuckians may have overlooked about the war on coal is that in the next 45 years, the U.S. population is expected to grow by about 100 million people.
While this might seem like a secure future for the coal industry, more nuclear and hydroelectric power plants can be built. If so, this could reduce the need for coal. I mention this because over the last year I have found no one interested in seeing if water (H²O) and carbon dioxide (C0²) can be converted into formaldehyde (CH²O) and oxygen (0²).
If so, then C0² and other gases might allow for C0² emissions to be lowered both economically and safely (non-toxic emissions). If that is possible, then maybe coal can be mined and used in a more conscientious manner.
It would be a novel trick to ship C0² emissions in a container and use sea water. Our oceans are rising because of climate change and with lowering C0² emissions, only what is needed to maintain a healthy environment would need to be captured, stored and shipped to a processing facility.
James A. Lindgaard
Rule of law ended
The rule of law has ended in America. This absurd ruling by the Supreme Court has upended our entire constitutional system.
It does not matter what your political affiliation or your ideology may be, it does not matter whether or not you believe national health care is a good idea. The existence of our nation as a republic is rooted in maintaining the rule of law, not the whims of leaders.
No case could be more clearly obvious than the matter of the federal subsidies ruled on by the court. The wording is explicit, it leaves no room for interpretation and all lawmakers from both parties clearly stated the reasoning for denying said subsidies except through state run exchanges.
The court has completely ignored all reason and common sense and fully immersed itself into politics. And in so doing has put an end to our nation's system of governance.
Has anyone else noticed that as columnist George Will's ideology has ossified he has shed his integrity in the process?
His reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on subsidies provided through federal health insurance exchanges is a glaring case in point. Will challenges the court majority's argument that the spirit of the law is to provide maximum health coverage, whether through state or federal exchanges, by insisting that "the ACA's legislative history ... demonstrates that the subsidies were deliberately restricted to distribution through states' exchanges in order to pressure the states into establishing their own exchanges."
The inconvenient truth is there is no such history. If the Obama administration had wanted to pressure states into setting up their own exchanges, the law would not have provided for federal exchanges where states chose not to honor the common availability of health care as a right of their citizens. Will ignores the contextual reading (that Chief Justice John Roberts so effectively did for his majority opinion), and instead dismisses the court's decision as abetting "lawless discretion exercised by administrative agencies and the executive branch generally."
A logical conclusion for an ideologue, but hardly one that respects the reality at stake here.
Robert Emmett Curran