Letters to the Editor for April 6, 2019

SB165 regarding suicide goes against greater plan

Regarding NV Senate Bill 165:

My first question is: Who in his or her right mind would even consider passing a bill to allow anyone’s attempt of suicide?

Suicide, like murder, is a grevious sin against the Fifth Commandment of God (who creates all life), which states, “Thou shalt not kill,” which includes one killing oneself!

Don’t these people realize that in taking one’s life, one is guaranteed an eternity in hell?

Ever heard of hell? It is a place of unending pain of burning in unending fire! For eternity, we’re talking!

Who in his or her right mind would want to accomplish one’s own eternal pain?

My second question is: How did anyone who would promote such a tragedy get elected to a local or national position so they could harm anyone of their constituents?

I think the government, national and local, should insist anyone running for office to be checked mentally for a working brain before they can run for public office!

Mary Santomauro


Hospital, 911 staff deserves recognition for care, quick response

My husband and I woke up because our son was making strange breathing noises. Panic and adrenaline raced through me as I watched my 16-month-old struggle to breathe. I called 9-1-1. The lady who took my call was so compassionate as I babbled through his symptoms while trying not to cry. Her gentleness was the reassuring touch I needed as she told me the paramedics were on their way, and she stayed on the phone with me until they got there. The team of paramedics that arrived at 1 a.m. were kind and calming as my tears spilled over my face and my husband did all the talking. I rode in the ambulance with my son and the paramedic talked the whole way reassuring me that we were both doing great. At Carson Tahoe Emergency, we were greeted by nurses, a doctor and respite staff. Every single person I encountered treated us with care and tenderheartedness. Did I mention this was at 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.?! Every single person was a treasure the entire time they treated my son. Thank you to all of you dedicated midnight heroes. You make the difference.

Wednesday Andrews

Carson City

Bill’s sponsors presumptive about enforcement

Local law enforcement would detain criminals found to be counterfeiting U.S. currency, a violation of federal law. Yet, AB281, presented to the Nevada Legislative Judiciary Committee on March 29, would forbid Nevada cops from detaining illegal alien lawbreakers under most circumstances. Nevada legislators think they can pick which federal laws get enforced.

Despite Judiciary Chairman Yeager delaying the AB281 hearing for two hours and having their speaking time cut, members of the anti-281 overflow crowd at Friday’s hearing spent 52 minutes making irrefutable legal, moral, public safety and practical arguments against turning Nevada into a sanctuary state.

The bill’s sponsors, all Las Vegas Democrats, seem to want to impose their dangerous mandates on us rural counties. AB281 demands that our sheriffs violate federal law. We say no.

Lynn Muzzy


Rights should be left alone

Letter to the citizens:

Hypocrisy = The practice of expressing feelings, beliefs or virtues one does not hold or possess.

Spell hypocrisy = government.

Many in government feel the death penalty is too inhumane, so they want to do away with it.

Many in government feel full birth abortion should be legal.


Many in government feel a border wall is illegal or not needed to help stop illegal immigration.

Many in government want to turn their cities or states into a sanctuary place for people who have broken our immigration laws.

Our elected officials take an oath to protect and defend our country and constitution as well as represent (We the People) the government.

There is a proper and legal way to move to our country. Many in government feel this process is outdated. Both the Democratic and Republican parties have had a time when they controlled the Congress, the Senate and the president’s office and still couldn’t or did not change the process.

Leave our rights alone.

Bill and Marie Sweetwood

Carson City


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