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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n34 (08/19/2009) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Gun Buybacks

I am writing with regards to your gun buyback program. First, I wonder, who is paying for this? Do you really think this will help? Don’t you think we need to ease the violence by bringing jobs back into the inner city?

Universal Healthcare Now

Sabotaging universal healthcare reform is enabling the tyranny of a broken system. Conservatives and their Libertarian pets have menaced the public square in a manner that would have made Goebbels blush. What’s scarier than their imagined totalitarianism is that 46 to 50 million Americans are uninsured and for many of us lack of insurance is (or will soon be) truly a life-and-death matter. For example on Sunday’s PBS show NOW, Debbie Froberg of Las Vegas said, “I should have been in chemotherapy two weeks after my operation. It has been four months and I am just taking my chances…I’m doing exactly what our town is noted for: I’m gambling with my life.”

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