Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor 5/25

Asleep at the wheel

It is understandable that many people are upset about what is happening in our country today. It is certainly time to review where we are as a nation and where we want to be.

Unfortunately, many voters have been asleep at the wheel for a long time, and it’s hard to suddenly try to figure out where we are. It is unfortunate that in this kind of circumstance, humans often reach out to radical movements or leadership they really don’t understand — they simply want change. We need to be careful and ensure that we have positive change.

We hear people yelling to “return the government to the people!”

Who are “the people?” Are they saying they are “the people” and want to take over the military defense of the country? Are they saying they want to be responsible for controlling terrorism, air traffic control, food and drug safety, and national emergencies? Protecting us from financial con artists or for the welfare of the indigent and poor?

We must be careful of people and politicians who want to destroy rather than build. Humans can be rational and smart. Let’s make sure we fully understand what a politician really intends to do before we elect them.

Charles R. Carlson

Los Osos

Take back Morro Bay

In the coming election, Morro Bay voters have the opportunity to wrest control of the city from special interest groups and return control to the residents. For years, a few small special interest groups have managed to place their people in elected and staff positions. The results for Morro Bay residents have been disastrous.

The needs and desires of the majority have been ignored, and huge sums have been spent inappropriately to benefit a small minority. An excellent example is the current plan for the wastewater treatment plant.

Despite overwhelming evidence that the newer technology is best for the city and its residents, the opposition continues to fight. The only city council members fighting for the residents’ best interests are Betty Winholtz and Noah Smukler.

Only three candidates for Morro Bay office will truly work for the residents of Morro Bay and not for those special interest groups. If you want a return to government of the people, by the people and for the people, the only choices are Betty Winholtz, Jack Smith and D’Onna Kennedy.

Linda Stedjee

Morro Bay

Only in Paso­

Isn’t it interesting, or is it just ironic? During the past several months, the world has experienc-ed earthquakes causing multiple deaths and destruction. And yet, to date, no one has sued over any of these catastrophic (act of God) events. I guess things like that only happen in Paso Robles.

Sharen Rund Bloechl