Voices
May 13, 2010 Issue

LETTERS


Try these new immigration laws, Clements suggests

Dear Editor:

Apparently many, many Mexicans and Americans are upset over the new Arizona laws regarding illegal aliens. There have been demonstrations and riot-inspiring rhetoric from all sorts. Even our frick and frack government is contemplating suing Arizona over the laws. I personally am elated that real Americans are awakening and beginning to demonstrate that we are tired and irate over the things that are happening in America. Not just in Washington, D.C., but throughout the country initiated by illegals who appear to strongly believe that they have all the rights in the world to taxpayer money.

Below I am listing some immigration laws recently passed.

 

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New immigration laws:

1) There will be no special bilingual programs in schools.
2) All ballots will be in this nationís language.
3) All government business will be conducted in our language.
4) Non-residents will not have the right to vote no matter how long they have been here.
5) Non-citizens will never be able to hold political office.
6) Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no healthcare, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.
7) Foreigners can invest in this country but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily wage.
8) If foreigners come here and buy land, options will be restricted. Certain parcels, including waterfront property, are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.
9) Foreigners may have no protests, no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no badmouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.
10) If you do come to this country illegally you will be hunted and, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.

Too strict you say? These are the current immigration laws of Mexico. They sound great to me (Except No.10). Now if we could just get these same laws to become Americaís immigration laws.

Robert Clements
Louisville






Buckling down on rural roads

Dear Editor:

Drivers everywhere face many roadway dangers each time they climb into their cars. And no matter how sophisticated the latest models may be, there are many highway hazards over which we simply have no control. However, there is one precaution each and every one of us can take to help protect ourselves and our passengers from the unexpectedÖ Itís a simple as buckling-up.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this may be even more important for Georgians who live in rural areas because driving or riding on rural roadways presents a much greater risk of being injured or killed in traffic crashes than commuting in urban or suburban areas.

Why? Part of the danger to rural drivers comes from delayed recovery and emergency response along isolated roadways. But much of the danger is also due to excessive speed, increased alcohol use, vehicle rollovers and higher occupant ejection rates resulting from unacceptably low safety belt use in rural areas.

In fact, seatbelt use in the nationís rural areas consistently trails the national average. In 2008, only 79 percent of rural drivers and their passengers nationally were observed wearing their seat belts compared to 84 percent of urban motorists. And of the 1,088 passenger vehicle occupant fatalities that occurred in Georgia in 2008, a lopsided statistic emerged: Half of Georgiaís crash deaths occurred in rural areas.

Thatís why beginning on May 17, the Governorís Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will send the Click It or Ticket message loud and clear as it joins forces with state and local traffic enforcement officers across Georgia to conduct a special, high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign. This enforcement blitz will buckle-down on all motorists not buckling-up Ė But especially those in rural areas. Because Georgia is Buckle-Up Country!

This special enforcement emphasis on rural roadways will supplement Georgiaís annual participation in the national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization planned for May 24 through June 6.

Little use of seatbelts in pickup trucks, especially, is a big problem. In fatalities of passenger vehicle occupants within the rural areas of Georgia, nearly half involved light trucks. Among those, 75-percent were unrestrained.

Seatbelts clearly save lives, but unfortunately too many drivers in Georgia and particularly those in our rural counties, still need a tough reminder. So this May, weíre committed to doing everything we can to convince drivers that regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

When worn correctly, seatbelts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat light truck occupants by 60-percent and as much as 80-percent in the event of a rollover crash. Simply buckling your seatbelt can reduce medical and legal expenses, lost wages, lost productivity, high insurance rates and other burdensome costs that all citizens are forced to share because of rollovers and vehicle crashes.

Just remember. No more warnings. No more excuses. No matter who you are or where you drive, especially in Georgiaís rural areas, if you donít want to click it, expect a ticket. Georgia is Buckle- Up Country!

For more information, please visit www.gahighwaysafety.org or www.region4ruralbeltproject.org.

Bob Dallas,
Director Georgia Governorís
Office of Highway Safety


 


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