12-23 Letter to the Editor

Perfect gift came a long time ago As we prepare to celebrate various holidays this week, some of us may still be looking for the perfect gift. It gives me some pause to consider that the truly perfect gift came long ago, in the form of an unparalleled sacrifice. “For God so loved the world [...]

Letter to the editor: Animal cruelty case handled well

Animal Protection of New Mexico appreciates the legal process undertaken to see that Haba, the dog that lives at Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca’s home, was represented in court following an allegation of animal cruelty that occurred on April 19. The mayor was found innocent of the charge. APNM wishes to express admiration for, and gratitude [...]

Free market must have rules to follow

The only part of Saturday’s editorial — “Fed seeking permanence in private sector” — I disagree with is this statement: “The way the Bush administration used 9/11 to vastly expand government power and secrecy reminds us how the Obama administration is using the current economic crisis to vastly expand the government’s involvement in private business.” [...]

City could benefit from curfews

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town? I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess. This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from [...]

Single payer system would be cheaper

By Leon Logan The June 13 editorial headlined “Health plan may be harder to fund than thought,” portrayed a single-payer system as too expensive and the Democrats wanting to fund it on the backs of the rich. I don’t agree. A 2000 World Health Organization report ranked the United States No. 1 in per capita [...]

Government of the money, by the money, for the money

Government of the money, by the money, for the money The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the anti-tax spiel is “make a list of things that taxes pay for.” Taxes make the American lifestyle possible. Taxes are a part of the responsibility of living in a civilized society.

Laws needed to prevent youth from alcohol injury

By Brian Haines I would like to commend Donald Schutte for the proposal that seeks to prevent the consumption of alcohol by minors. It is my hope and understanding that our city commissioners will be willing to support this proposal. As a community we desperately need to be more aware of the impact of alcohol, [...]

“Hair of the dog” solution to financial crisis would be disaster

By Leon Logan The editorial “Government doesn’t belong in banks” blames the financial crisis on the supposed government pressure to make home loans to unqualified buyers. That is referring to The Community Reinvestment Act passed in 1977. It took 31 years for it to affect the economy? The act applied to depository banks only – [...]

Will your vote reflect your mindset

By Nick Le Compte, Tucumcari Soon we will have the privilege to cast our vote for those wishing to lead us in our government. I encourage all to take advantage of this privilege, because as cliche’ as it may sound, your vote does make a difference. More importantly, if you do not vote, then you

Citizenship take effort

By Leon Logan Citizenship takes effort I agree with religion columnist Debra Whittington in the Oct. 1 issue concerning God being over everything. As a citizen it is our responsibility to be informed, and to be informed requires some effort