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Upgrade – but don’t degrade – SR 31

To the editor: I recently read the article by Chuck Ballaro regarding proposed Route 31 improvements. I am a Route 31 property owner and my comments follow: Babcock Ranch, Route 31 improvements As a condition for approving the Babcock Ranch Development, allowing 20,000 homes with ...

Sen. Bill 90 restricts voter rights

To the editor: Florida Senate Bill 90 proposed by Gov. DeSantis would restrict voting rights retroactively, requiring some Floridians, who are already registered to vote in his upcoming gubernatorial race, to re-register. Not a single county registrar of voters requested this. Indeed, the ...

Keep public notices accessible to all

Are there any words more terrifying to us taxpayers than Ronald Reagan’s famously shared “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”? It always amuses us — and not in a good way — when self-proclaimed fiscally conservative, small government, pro-business politicians trot out ...

Save the Lee Civic Center, save rural Lee

To the editor: I have sent the following letter to the members of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners: Dear Commissioners, please consider not destroying the Lee Civic Center. It is the heart and soul of rural Lee County. By destroying it you will be ripping the word rural out of ...

On the path leads to perdition

To the editor: If you do not see the truth in the following then you are closing your eyes and ears to the dangers of the path our country is following. So apparently we have learned nothing from the horrific events of World War II and the effects of National Socialism. Our country is on ...

Homeless in the U.S. is a shame

To the editor: We as citizens of the United States of America should be ashamed of ourselves. We all say this group or that group needs help but who does the government and the citizens ignore the most? Those who are homeless that’s who! We all pay lip service by donating money and ...

Offended? So what?

To the editor: Some people are upset because they are offended. It is unreasonable to think that you will go through life without being offended. It is unrealistic, and yet, we constantly find that this person or that group, is offended. Must we examine carefully every word to be spoken, ...

Time to level the playing field

To the editor: We simply MUST put an end to Money-Based Politics. Anyone who chooses to run for elected office and who can demonstrate a prescribed level of support (TBD) should be granted by the applicable government entity a set amount of money to finance his/her election campaign. No ...

Who do Texans have to thank?

To the editor: Those rascal Democrats and their social engineering! Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar — they were all in on it! 2007 the Democrats passed federal legislation to upgrade our country’s power grid. Well, you guessed it — the Grand Old Party of Gas Oil and ...