Letters to the editor: Horse slaughter critics unrealistic

On May 11, you printed a letter from state Sen. Mary Jane Garcia with her thought that horse slaughter leads to over-breeding of horses. May we disagree completely with her? I am 66 years old and have been on the back of a horse for at least 62 of those years. No matter how special […]

Letters to the editor: Do not let governor decide race

I read your recent article about the poll your newspaper conducted in our state Senate race. I noted the large number of undecided voters and would like to pose a question: Would those voters like Santa Fe to choose our next senator or would they like to choose this person? Thank you and please remember […]

Letters to the editor: Spears will not compromise values

Angie Spears is an independent, honest woman with strong Christian, family values. That's why I support her personally. But I also support her candidacy professionally, as the district attorney, because she comprehends the dangers of the law that allows illegal immigrants the right to a New Mexico driver's license. She will fight to repeal it. […]

Letters to the editor: Mudslinging gets worse every election season

This year's political campaigning is absolutely sickening. Every day we are inundated with flyers about one of the candidates. Every other evening we are called about how we are going to vote. At this point in the campaign, I really think we should have a candidate who would be absolutely loyal, can't tell a lie […]

Letters to the editor: Democracy can’t exist without compromise

A new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks" is an excellent evaluation of our dysfunctional Congress. The authors are Thomas E Mann and Norman J. Ornstein. Mann is the W. Averell Harriman chair and senior fellow in governance studies at The Brookings Institution. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Both […]

Letters to the editor: Obama views must have evolved

Guess which sweet talker made this speech in 2006: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign […]

Letters to the editor: Spay, neuter program best solution

I drove into my work driveway and saw a box sitting on the step. Having seen this several times during the past year and knowing what I was going to find, I got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. In the bottom of the box was a note that read "Blessed are […]

Letters to the editor: America’s values are tarnished

Recently I received the following email: "I am still praying for I believe it will be the end of America as we know it if Obama gets re-elected." In response I wrote: America as we have known it is already a thing of the past. We now have: Open contempt for the U.S. Constitution in […]

Letters to the editor: Wildcat Relays community event

Wildcat Relays community event I am writing to compliment Brian Stacy and his entire crew of workers who ran the Wildcat Relays last Friday at the Rock and high school field. There were coaches, teachers, principals, guidance counselors, educational assistants and volunteers from the community that made the entire event a success. There are way […]

Letters to the editor: Performance highlights talents

Sunday was a great day in Clovis. The First United Methodist Church, Kingswood United Methodist and Clovis Community College put on an absolutely awesome performance of "The Rose of Calvary." Wow, do we have talent in Clovis! I want to thank all the choir members, the orchestra, directors, Ken McDonald and Jason Paulk, the accompanists, […]

Letters to the editor: Defamatory speech not protected

Defamatory speech not protected We often refer to our First Amendment to protect our speech and symbolic actions. Freedom of speech is freedom from prosecution for voicing our opinions and beliefs or for support of our position in civil cases. However it does not by default limit us to exposure, risk or liability. The First […]

Letters to the editor: Disagreeing doesn’t mean racism

Disagreeing doesn't mean racism The present situation in Clovis is indicative of a much larger problem in our country. If we truly believe our federal government would punish our city for the opinions of one man, then our nation is already further gone than I previously believed. Our great country was founded with freedom for […]

Local Republicans inspire hope

There is hope for America to overcome excessive indebtedness. While attending our weekly Gideon prayer session on Saturday at a Clovis restaurant, I witnessed the Curry County Republican Committee meeting at the same time. Their meeting was attended by more than 100 members and many were standing because of lack of space. Many were major […]

Local Republicans inspire hope

There is hope for America to overcome excessive indebtedness. While attending our weekly Gideon prayer session on Saturday at a Clovis restaurant, I witnessed the Curry County Republican Committee meeting at the same time. Their meeting was attended by more than 100 members and many were standing because of lack of space. Many were major […]

Attack on Christianity offensive

Let's say, hypothetically, a group of television industry folks gathered to brainstorm for ideas for a new prime-time soap opera. Let's say one of the creative minds in the group threw out the possible title of "Good Muslim Witches." Could you only imagine the horrified looks on the faces of the others in the room […]

Attack on Christianity offensive

Let’s say, hypothetically, a group of television industry folks gathered to brainstorm for ideas for a new prime-time soap opera. Let’s say one of the creative minds in the group threw out the possible title of “Good Muslim Witches.” Could you only imagine the horrified looks on the faces of the others in the room […]

Letters to the editor: Jail treatment cover-up abominable

Jail treatment cover-up abominable Those responsible for the evil, merciless, cruel, outrageous, uncivilized actions toward Orlando Salas in the Curry County juvenile detention center should be ashamed. Although the Nazis were the most evil and cruel people in the history of this world, they did not allow prisoners to urinate on other prisoners. I should […]

Letters to the editor: Jail treatment cover-up abominable

Jail treatment cover-up abominable Those responsible for the evil, merciless, cruel, outrageous, uncivilized actions toward Orlando Salas in the Curry County juvenile detention center should be ashamed. Although the Nazis were the most evil and cruel people in the history of this world, they did not allow prisoners to urinate on other prisoners. I should […]

Letters to the editor: Lansford’s leadership skills proven

Lansford’s leadership skills proven I respect the job Gayla Brumfield has done as mayor. Every leader operates with different strengths and objectives. I have stayed out of the fray, until the biased piece about the race was published last Sunday. There is so much not said that needs to be said about the benefits David […]

Letters to the editor: Lansford’s leadership skills proven

Lansford's leadership skills proven I respect the job Gayla Brumfield has done as mayor. Every leader operates with different strengths and objectives. I have stayed out of the fray, until the biased piece about the race was published last Sunday. There is so much not said that needs to be said about the benefits David […]