Letters: Power to the parents
February 25, 2013 9:58PM
Updated: March 27, 2013 6:01AM
To start, we have enough gun laws, and I am not a gun owner. I believe all we have to do is enforce the laws.
Now, I believe the truth is the government should be talking about family values. For one they should not be in our personal family life. They have made it so the parents in the country are told how we can raise and punish our children. We need to give the power back to the parents, so we can control our kids without fear of a police officer knocking at our door.
Also, control in our schools have to be given back to the teachers. We need a total parent family structure system, not a country full of a high percentage of deadbeat dads.
Now, if the government can focus on this, and creating jobs to give people hope for the future, just maybe we can do something to change the violence in our country. God bless us all. Remember, all influence starts at home.
Keep car buyers here
The last time we went to the Chicago Auto Show, it cost more to park, than it did for tickets for the show — not to mention the drive to Chicago.
I can remember back when Joliet car dealers would have a new car showing. It would be on a Saturday evening, say 4 to 10 p.m. All dealers would have candy, pop, hot dogs and popcorn and coffee. Everyone looked forward to the show to look at all the new cars. We would start at Buick in Joliet’s downtown. Then we’d head to the West Side.
My father-in-law was always read for this day. He would always buy a Chevy from Bill Jacobs Chevrolet, but he had to look at all the makes.
Now, you have to drive to McCormick Place in Chicago to see the new cars when they first come out. It will cost you to get in, to park and for gas to get there.
Joliet dealers, if it’s the cost of offering free food and drink, cut it out. We will still come out to see the new cars. Someone looking to buy a new car wants to look here, not Chicago. Keep buyers here.