Clifford Lanxner

Reader Input: Founders stated the obvious

Mr. (Clifford) Lanxner’s history lesson makes one believe that the Virginian feelings about firearm ownership changed between 25 June 1788 and December of 1791 (“Guns w ...

Reader input: Guns were not the purpose

I have enjoyed the debate over gun ownership in the Journal. I would like to contribute an historical perspective. Our Founding Fathers really, really hated the idea of standing ...

Reader Input: How will Auburn take to Walmart?

There are lessons in history. Through most of the 1760s the British East India Company had maintained a monopoly on the importation of tea to America. As a result, tea prices wer ...

Veterans could rebuild nation

Watching the speeches on Memorial Day, I think they were missing a very important point. Oh, we?re good at cheering and waving flags and talking about how we ?Support the Troops.? ...

Government can help

Kudos to Delta Wilson-Ricky for her letter (Reader Input, Aug. 23) recalling how FDR’s New Deal programs allowed her family to survive the Great Depression of the ’30s. It is i ...

Country can’t cut out of woes

After the administrations of Harding and Coolidge, noteworthy for low taxes and minimal regulation, Hoover came into office in 1928 and cut spending and instituted “austerity mea ...

Why won’t the rich pay their share?

We are losing services all over the country. Parks, libraries and summer pools are closing. We’ve seen cuts to firefighters and to police, cuts to the prison system, to teachers, ...

GOP has spent all its credibility

Conservatives, when George Bush usurped power in 2000, you gained control of the House, Senate, Supreme Court, and of course, the Executive. You twice passed huge tax cuts for th ...

View war with different eyes

I have heard, lately, about how we are deciding how many more troops to send to Afghanistan, a number appropriate to get the job done. This is truly a situation that looks differ ...

Can we survive being saved?

In the 1960s you saved us from fluoride in our water. In the 1970s you said you were saving old people from property taxes, but gave us Proposition 13 instead. Welcome to the wo ...