Criticism of anti-abortion view misses grim parallel
A guest editorial writer (IPFW critics impose own worldview by Steven Alan Carr, March 29) was able to indicate a familiarity with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and not see any connection between the 7 million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis and the over 50 million Americans slaughtered by abortionists since the Roe v. Wade verdict in 1973. Hello?
Mr. Carr declared dogmatically that anti-abortionists are steadfastly trying to impose a narrow and rigid worldview on their fellow Americans. According to him, the love thy neighbor crowd is a menacing danger to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and academic freedom.
Somehow, this former research fellow at the museum has failed to notice that those who engaged in genocide – like the nihilistic German Nazis and their American abortionist counterparts – have systematically forced their heinous, evil and bloodthirsty worldview upon millions of innocent victims. Hello!
This former museum associate has missed something as basic as the museum’s fundamental purpose of providing a powerful lesson on the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in protecting democratic values.
JOHN CHOWNING Fort Wayne
Son finds right experience at Imagine on Broadway
Too often we observe the bottom line in education and do not examine deeper educational and behavioral progress. When my son, Tariano, entered Imagine Broadway, he would have been referred to as a troubled student. Labels like these mean nothing to the staff at his school. The teachers have gone out of their way to get to know him and what improves his learning experience. Thanks to them, he has made leaps and bounds in a few short years.
Success comes in many different forms for children. For my son, it came in the form of continued improvement. He has built relationships with lifelong friends and educators. Our family was excited for his future at Imagine Broadway and beyond. Unfortunately, with the school’s charter being revoked, that dream may be fading.
I know his improvement would not have been possible without his teachers and administrators. We had such confidence in the experience he has received that we recently enrolled his younger sibling, Anaya, now a first grader at the school. We must keep the school open for my children and our community.
VANITY CARTER Fort Wayne
Limit gas price fluctuation: Set rules for oil companies
This whole deal with gas prices is getting my blood to boil. It’s getting bad when you go to town and need gas; you see a price; you do your running around and plan on gassing up on your way out; and it rises 10 to 20 cents. Then the next day, it drops 3 or 4 cents and then drops a little more a couple days later. Then you go back and the price is back up again, higher than the last time.
I don’t like the idea of having government getting involved in any more things than necessary, but the fuel providers are taking us for a ride and getting rich off of us.
My suggestion is this: Before they can raise their price, they have to put an ad in the local paper of any raise three days before. Also, that raise can’t be over a certain percent (say over 10 percent) and has to stay at that price for at least 10 days.
GENE BIBERSTEIN Bluffton