November 8, 2012 9:24PM
Updated: December 10, 2012 6:10AM
Center will bring jobs
Should Joliet pursue a federal immigration center to house illegals for deportation?
Yes, if Joliet doesn’t get it, someone else will. Think jobs — it’s going to be built someplace. Joliet has a chance to get it.
I can’t see building it with tax money, when Joliet has a prison on the East Side, sitting empty. And the Joliet Youth Center that our Kool-Aid-drinking governor, the “Mighty Quinn,” is going to close. This would be a good place for the detention center. It’s somewhat like a prison.
Why let some other city or town get the jobs? It’s going to be a detention center — a holding place — not a prison. Or would the complainers like them in tents. Go for it Joliet; it’s jobs.
Felix A. Orasco
With age comes wisdom
Shameful sniping following columns by Justine Panieri (Common Sense, Oct. 21) is neither constructive nor necessary.
I’m impressed with Justine’s ability and enthusiasm. Flowing, coherent prose is a dying art among our youth. Justine should be encouraged.
She may pursue journalism, who knows? Justine will take Economics 101. Journalism classes will hone her fact/source checking skills, eliminating the need for senseless anecdotes linking an adversary, through baseless generalizations, to a “demon.” She will gain wisdom which comes through emancipation and “knee-scraping”.
Remember when all we needed was love, and “share the land” and “share the wealth” were groovy mantras?
Ideas of old dead guys couldn’t possibly apply to our complex modern world? “The establishment” was behind all injustices — institutions were repressive, man?
The truths of life waited patiently… We met SIT, FIT, FICA and FUTA. We discovered that wants are endless, needs are few and resources scarce; indulgence doesn’t equal love; tolerance and advocacy are disjoint sets.
Personal charity builds relationships, heals hearts and creates community. “National Review” had replaced “Rolling Stone” on the coffee table.
Self-discipline is freedom. Guidelines for the former and the gift of the latter, originate with our Creator, not man.
Healthy skepticism reveals consequences of policy beyond the emotional “feel good” stage.
It is just as racist to vote for a candidate based on appearance as it is to vote against them for that reason.
Alfred E. Newman has “charisma, eloquence (with an economy of words), and a toothy smile, too.
We didn’t sell out; we grew in wisdom — that “circle of life” thing.
Justine will arrive. She’s too bright and intelligent not to.
Randall F. Barron, Jr.
Biased? Or stupid?
The election ran its course, the people have spoken and to me the people are biased. Two glaring examples are the presidential race and the Illinois 2nd Congressional District race.
President Obama has no plan, whatsoever, to cut the nation’s increasing out-of- control debt or spending. He’s forcing the Affordable Care Act down our throats, and plans to raise taxes; yet the people say “yes.”
Jesse Jackson Jr. has no plan for anything because he had no campaign; yet the people say “yes.”
Let’s hope the people are biased and not just plain stupid.