ALLEN CASSIDY

Build cultural awareness

Our lack of knowledge can lead to tragedy. For example: let’s look at the Sikh. Sikhs are from the state of Punjab, which is in the country of India. This is in South Asia, not t ...

Stop blowing things out of proportion

Between the Black and White event and the charter issue, this all seems like a circus mentality. It sounds like a ball of confusion! It?s no wonder we are so confused. We create ou ...

Help students, not bureaucrats

To Mary Ann Frank (“Property tax goes chiefly to education,” Reader Input, March 15): Thank you for your input. Simply this: we need to invest more of ourselves in the students ...

Understand what charter vote means

Here are some things to consider in June when voting on Auburn’s Charter status: 1) Charter cities have absolute authority over municipal affairs; 2) They can override state law ...

Technology stifles student creativity

Schools need to limit the use of computers. These distractions are stifling student creativity. They need to write and read books, not engage in artificial learning. Teachers need ...

What about overpopulation?

If the church is so concerned about abortion, why doesn’t it consider the alternatives (“Displays of crosses protesting abortion,” Journal, Jan. 22)? Why not advocate birth c ...

Help others for benefit of all

Let me clarify my position (“Use funds to focus on people,” Reader Input, Jan. 5). I believe in helping others for the benefit of society. I’ve helped family, friends and st ...

Use funds to focus on people

We need to get over our redevelopment plans. There are more pressing needs. We have enough cement fixtures. Let’s focus on the people. Why don’t we turn one of these vacant bui ...

Utilize USA’s resources here

We spend billions a month on war, but can’t help our historic post office. How foolish we are! Our priorities are misguided. We need to stop wasting our tax money on other countr ...

Profiteers: Don’t game the ADA

Why is the law protecting those engaged in these ADA lawsuits (Journal, Nov. 11)? The courts know; they are filed for profit and harassment reasons. There is a pattern here of fili ...

US disloyal to its own

The economic truth has finally surfaced on Wall Street. People are protesting against corporate greed. But, that’s just part of the problem facing America. We have millions livin ...

Make time for others

If everybody in the community donated something, there would be no Salvation Army shortage (Journal, Sept. 13). Those who could donate a dollar or spare change would make a big dif ...

Put America’s welfare first

It’s no wonder we have no jobs or economic vitality. We didn’t invest in our own economic structure. We failed to protect the interests of the American people. We’ve bankrupt ...

Keep Auburn flower pot lady

Auburn needs to keep the flower pot lady (Journal, Aug. 12-13) for one very good reason — employment! Millions are being spent on “Streetscape” and they want to save money of ...

Collectively we will prevail

It’s pitiful when you have bullies in the government trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. They spent over a trillion dollars on war. Now they want to squeeze th ...