Letters: Governor, do your job
September 17, 2012 7:40PM
Updated: October 19, 2012 6:03AM
Gov. Quinn, you and all state employees, including senators and representatives are employees. We, the taxpayers, are the employer. You need to immediately call back the legislators and keep them in session until they properly resolve our credit problems.
We pay all of you to serve the needs of all Illinois citizens. That means getting its financial house in order, not out campaigning for yourselves and/or others.
Out fiscal mess (cash flow and pension reform) is very real and very serious. Solutions need to be found immediately, not months and /or years from now.
Please do the right thing, and do it now! Call back the legislature now and keep them in session until the solutions are found and passed.
Childbirth is also risky
I can almost understand why a Republican politician would want to force women to give birth to the spawn of a rapist. However, I cannot fathom women who attempt to destroy the lives of other women. I am referring to the letter of Aug. 26, “End access to birth control,” by Mary Therese Egizio, RN.
If Egizio believes females were put on earth to serve as human brood mares, she is certainly free to abstain from using birth control. However, to want to deprive other women of family planning is a thinly-veiled attempt to force her religious dogma on other women.
Egizio goes on and on about pregnancy being a blessed state — how bearing children teaches women to love selflessly and “bind(s) us to our husband and our children.”
Is that right? Then explain the millions of cases of child neglect, abuse and murder. If progeny-producing is so darned binding, explain why 50 percent of marriages end in divorce.
Egizio also cites the health benefits of pregnancy, waxing poetically about benevolent female hormones that prevent heart disease and how “fertile women are healthy women,” neglecting to mention that women can be fertile without being perpetually pregnant.
As a registered nurse, she knows that, right up until the last century, pregnancy was the no. 1 killer of women. She learned that pregnancy can cause eclampsia, gestational hypertension and diabetes, hemorrhage, prolapsed organs and dozens of other health problems.
Between the lines of her seeming concern about women is the real reason she is against birth control. “… the AHA declared that we must all pay for it.” Well, Ms. Egizio, your taxes can either be used to fund birth control or they can fund housing, food and education for the millions of unwanted children born in poverty. Take your pick.
Who’s more qualified?
Why the questioning of Mitt Romney’s religion? In studying the Bible, you professed Christians (those in name only), will learn Jewish tribes were a polygamous society until the 11th Century. Changes were made in rules, or in reinterpreting them, to more modern habits.
Even Mormons changed. They are a caring people, raised with high moral standards — unlike many families today.
The United States was not founded as a Christian nation, per the Constitution. Vote for the candidate most qualified to run this country, with the welfare of our citizens in mind. Charity begins at home. Think America first.