SAVE A LIFE
Dangerous intersection needs lower speed limit
Tragically, on Dec. 18, 2012, Eagle High School student Shauna Hill died from injuries she sustained in a traffic accident that occurred at the intersection of Floating Feather Road and Highway 16.
Captain Edward Hill and Heidi Hill, Shauna's parents, are spearheading an effort to immediately have the speed limit reduced from 65 mph to 45 mph through the Eagle/Star corridor from Highway 44 to Beacon Light Road. In addition, action is needed to place a signal light at the intersection of Floating Feather and Highway 16.
For those few who have resisted the cause, please understand that the proposed reduced speed limit will only add a little over a minute and a half to the commute to and from Emmett, when traveling on Highway 16 through the Eagle/Star corridor. Are you willing to support a cause that might help avoid another tragedy and save a life?
I hope that everyone reading this commentary will take the effort and make a difference. Please Google, "Make Highway 16 Safe" and sign the online petition. The Hill's donated Shauna's organs so that others may live. Please make a difference too!
CURTIS THADEN, Boise
Policies hurt forces
Once again, the administration has established a policy that denigrates our Armed Forces. In November 2009, Major Nidal Hasan committed an act of terrorism by killing 13 and wounding 32 people at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan, known to be communicating with al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaki, staged his attack on Army personnel screaming "Allah Akbar," the mantra of Islamic extremists.
The attack was labeled as workplace violence instead of an act of terrorism. By doing this, those killed and wounded by Hasan are denied the Purple Heart Medal awarded to service personnel who shed blood for their country. Instead of a trial here, Hasan should have been labeled a terrorist and sent to Guantanamo Bay as an enemy combatant. This administration continues to take every opportunity to disparage the heroes who serve this country. It is nothing less than shameful.
KEN ELLIOTT, Emmett
Spray solves problem
I have an RV park in Homedale along the Snake River, and we use to have a problem with geese, a lot of geese. The last four years we don't worry about stepping on Goose poop, but we can still enjoy watching them out on the river. We spray a lotion on the grass that the geese do not like, and it also keeps the mosquitoes away (cost is about $85 for 5 acres four times a year!) and is pet and human friendly. You can spray it while they are walking their dogs!
DAVE ELLIS, Homedale
Left ways don't work
Homosexuals want to marry, Obama wants to be Jesus, the government and liberals want the right to steal a person's money in the guise of equality for the masses, liberals don't want me to own weapons, the Democrats want to erode my freedom of religion rights and I am supposed to keep my mouth shut.
If you study history, it will show that liberals will have their way. Rome fell, Greece fell, France, Spain, and most of Europe have and are experimenting with radical socialism detrimental to their well being. And now the USA is trying their hand at it also. If two women or two men can conceive a human being because of their right to marry, WOW, I may start believing in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Nancy Pelosi being a practicing Catholic.
The country is going broke, to hell in a liberal hand basket, and our politicians can't even abide with the laws they saddle us with. Businesses are handcuffed by government policies.
We are on a slippery slope now morally, politically, and ideologically. As a country and great nation we need to halt our path to mediocrity.
GILBERT BOLEN, Boise
Take Democrats out, put God in charge
Your masquerader president continues his assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the U.S. economy and your freedom with his henchmen Biden, Pelosi, Reid et al.
After viewing the Bible series this Easter season, the only hope we have is in Heaven above. So keep the faith kids, for the ultimate price will be paid by these heathen politicians and Marxist Muslim-loving liberals who vote these demoniacal Democrats into office. If you vote for Demo-rats, then smile, you're on candid camera.
Muzzy, Obama-loving liberal lemmings are not content with just taking your family's weapons, they want to pass more laws that crooks don't obey.
Can the liberals just please grow up? Leave our babies lives, our money and our weapons alone. God's in charge here. Stop the global-warming crap, and let God run the show ... after all it's His show, he started it, and he will end it.
And if you doubt God, well then you best move outta Dodge cause America isn't about killing children, removing American families' personal defenses and raiding our wallets to feed your habits.
Go watch the movie where God is played by George Burns. Then pray - and pray some more!
DANO SAVINO, Nampa