Letters to the Editor – U.S. budget, gun violence, Lancaster ISD, Alzheimer’s disease

Letters to the Editor - U.S. budget, gun violence, Lancaster ISD, Alzheimer’s disease

This undated file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney’s Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Hasson, accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Hasson’s defense attorneys filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, less than two weeks after U.S. District Judge George Hazel sentenced the 50-year-old man to 160 months in prison. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney’s Office via AP, File)(AEly) Require a balanced budget Re: “Trump to offer $4.8T budget — Billions more would go toward border wall, NASA; steep cuts seen for safety net programs,” Monday news story. The only way to stop deficit spending is to pass an amendment to the Constitution requiring the budget to be balanced every year. The amendment should probably include a reasonable limit on the amount the government can borrow. This requirement should create better judgment when providing government programs. Government is a service for the people and the people should not put themselves in debt. It would be a good start for voters to require all federal and state candidates to agree to support a balanced budget amendment. I have not found one yet. Reject nuclear proliferation Among many problems with the budget proposed by the president, I am most alarmed by the allocations toward the development of new nuclear weapons and the general trend toward considering nuclear armaments a […]

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