Letters to the Editor for Nov 13, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
THE FRENCH SOLUTION
I just finished reading “The Great Underage Drinking Debate” [November 6-12] and I do have to say that I enjoyed it. As much as I hate to say it but from the title and knowing that this paper is based in Monterey, I almost knew it was going to say something about our school. I go to CSUMB and a lot of the time I am disgusted with the behavior associated with drinking and partying. I mean, I’m 18. I’m no newcomer to drinking or even hangovers. But I carry myself in a sensible manner. I even have a DD buddy at all times.
I just wish students would give it a second thought. It really is an embarrassment to the human race. You don’t see teenagers in France getting all plastered just because. I think the fact that they can drink at 18 is irrelevant also. Teenagers are teenagers.
But that’s just me I guess.
I hope a lot of people open up the Weekly and read your article and maybe give it a second thought! –Natalie Rojas | Monterey
DID PROP. 8 TEACH HATE?
It is fair to say most Americans believe it is abnormal and unnatural to deprive people of their civil rights. Therefore, because of the role of the Catholic and Morman churches in helping pass Proposition 8, it seems only fair that members of those faiths be deprived of their right to vote. –Arlen Grossman | Del Rey Oaks
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
What a glorious, devastating evening it turned out to be. Amazing strides have been made in our country – barriers blown away – and what pride and amazement I felt seeing a multiracial person winning the presidency.
And then watching the results for Prop. 8, the devastating shock began to seep in. We are all affected when we treat those who are born different as somehow less worthy of the most basic human rights. Be forewarned: Although there is a great sadness in our hearts, we will never give up. If we can just remember what Barack has inspired. Yes we can! Yes we will. We have to. –Michele Kilmer (married Aug. 30) | Pacific Grove