A faculty taking pictures in Iowa has left a sixth grader useless and a number of other wounded. Ho-hum, simply one other frequent incidence. Whereas the Tribune discovered room on Web page 5 of the enterprise/nation and world part, The New York Instances allotted area on Web page 15, and the Solar-Instances made room on Web page 21. Sadly and outrageously, that is the place we’re on this nation.
Following every slaughter, members of the local people ban collectively believing they will make a distinction and eliminate weapons. Clearly, they haven’t thought of the ability of company management of our legislative and judicial branches of presidency.
There is just one solution to finish this madness. We have now a Supreme Court docket that claims it’s OK for firms to pour cash into political campaigns, thus shopping for our supposed representatives. We have now a Supreme Court docket that distorts the that means of the Second Modification, resulting in this carnage. I suppose “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is reserved for wannabe Wild Invoice Hickoks relatively than harmless kids.
We’d like a Supreme Court docket that faithfully follows the intent of the Structure relatively than the desires of the Federalist Society, which influenced the choice of the present majority.
— Patti Marino, River Forest
After listening to in regards to the mindless and tragic taking pictures at a faculty in Iowa, I heard Iowa native regulation enforcement state that there was “no ongoing risk to the group.”
Are you kidding me?
Weapons and assault-style weapon can be found and could be purchased privately by anybody with out regard for the customer’s psychological acumen or stability. The output from high-powered weapons will not be stopped by automotive doorways, faculty partitions, bushes or human our bodies. Youngsters could be savagely ripped aside inside fractions of a second by an murderer who bought the instrument of dying at a gun present or by means of a personal proprietor. These gun purveyors don’t have any means of figuring out if the person buying such a deadly system suffers from cognitive impairment or has some underlying emotional misery.
So to say that there is no such thing as a additional ongoing risk to any group is disingenuous. The risk is fixed and merciless.
Please don’t child me once more.
— Barbara Metrik, Wheaton
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. mentioned: “I’ve a dream that my 4 little kids will in the future dwell in a nation the place they won’t be judged by the colour of their pores and skin however by the content material of their character.”
The content material of former Harvard College President Claudine Homosexual’s papers displays the content material of her character. To be judged by the content material of 1’s character alone is that for which King fought.
Homosexual has been judged by her character.
— Ira Schafer, Bourbonnais, Illinois
I’m wondering if those that felt that Harvard College President Claudine Homosexual’s resignation was unjustified would have felt the identical means if she mentioned that calls on campus for the genocide of Black folks would require “context” earlier than they might violate the college’s code of conduct.
— Wayne Meyer, Chicago
I’ll sidestep the essential subject of former Harvard College President Claudine Homosexual and the Harvard Corp. outlined in a current editorial (“Claudine Homosexual rightly resigned. However Harvard board owes extra of an evidence.,” Jan. 3) to say I feel the Tribune Editorial Board unfairly criticizes nonprofit governance in its particular feedback and in its implications. I feel the editorial board demonstrates a lack of know-how of how nonprofit governance truly works.
The overwhelming majority of nonprofit board members are trustworthy, hardworking and appropriately clear. Whereas some do see sitting on a nonprofit board as an honor, the reality is a functioning nonprofit board calls for a lot of its members and recurrently measures the time, effort and work every member places into that function. Whereas board seats had been as soon as typically given to high-level donors solely, that is not the case. Astute organizations search a variety of expertise and viewpoints to assist them navigate by means of the difficult world of nonprofit existence — making an attempt to make distinction in society with restricted assets.
As a nonprofit marketing consultant who works with personal schools, I recurrently go to the web sites of those establishments. The overwhelming majority share the names of their board members. Whereas they may not present the chairs of their committees, the implication that these chairs make choices such because the one referred to within the editorial (Homosexual resigning) will not be true. The comparability to for-profit boards reads as a handy solution to underscore the essential level the editorial board is making an attempt to make, that faculty boards lack transparency.
There are a lot of public assets out there to find out about and perceive the difficult world of nonprofit governance. Few of them will help the editorial board’s view that high-functioning boards lack transparency or that serving on a board is solely an honor and never an essential service to the general public belief.
— Peter Fissinger, principal, Fissinger Fundraising
I suppose former President Donald Trump must be happy with himself. Not solely has he dragged our nation right down to creating nation standing, however he has made it doable for unrepentant girls haters to imprison girls for a pure act, i.e., miscarriage.
Previously, miscarriage was thought of a pure act and never topic to prosecution. Now, it’s “abuse of a corpse,” corresponding to what Brittany Watts of Ohio is charged with. First, you scare a girls a lot that she hides a pure act that ought to have been occurring in a hospital, you then prosecute her for her actions. Properly carried out!
Subsequent, will the white lady in Texas (Kate Cox) be prosecuted for going our of state to have a process to maintain her wholesome and in a position to have kids? Will girls be imprisoned for having a interval as an alternative of a child?
Proper now, we’re on the identical stage of well being and regulation as many South American international locations. Yay? I all the time thought we may do higher.
— Marcelline Ricker, Downers Grove
Concerning the letter “Abortion as a ‘service’” (June 4): Abortion is a service to whom, the author wonders.
It’s a service to adolescent ladies too naive and maybe too unsupervised to know any higher. A service to younger ladies raped or taken benefit of by males (at instances, blood family members). A service to married girls within the worst doable conditions wherein to have a baby. Furthermore, an undesirable baby might be in a scenario far worse than if she or he had by no means been born in any respect.
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I’d go on, however so would the letter author, in all probability, and the place would we be then?
— Bindy Bitterman, Chicago
The phrase “service” has many meanings. The phrase, when utilized to abortion, “deeply troubles” letter author Jean Johnson. The phrase can also be utilized extra generally in the usage of “public service,” a time period that could be a baldfaced lie of many politicians.
— Charles Markos, Deerfield
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