Historically we are a violent people and mankind's history throughout the world demonstrates that we are violent. Laws passed protect us all from violence. But laws alone can't eliminate violence.
In Charlie Vignola's column ("Sensible about gun control," May 20) Vignola is basically making the intellectually flaccid argument that guns cause their own misuse.
Why do we not get fine films out here in SCV?
I have been reading the arguments in the letters to the editor section for this past week relating to Donald Sterling and his racist comments.
In The Signal there was a letter from Lois Eisenberg, responding to a column by Steve Lunetta in which he discussed Donald Sterling's racist rant and its consequences to Sterling.
A couple of years ago, when local officials said to cut down on the use of water, the wife and I bought a new dishwasher and a new washing machine that use less water.
I would be less troubled with the vilification of Donald Sterling if the popular press, including printed and electronic media, were as aggressive in the treatment of prominent blacks, including sports figures, when they make blatantly racist statements about whites.
Pastor Hegg's Sunday column "We don't have to think alike," is, as usual, rooted in fair-mindedness as he supports actions being legislated against, but not simply words.
Pastor Hegg's column published in The Signal May 11, "We don't have to think alike," beautifully states my own concerns about the current situations when what people say is being used to destroy them financially and socially.
In response to John Annoreno's letter to the editor "Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours," published May 6, I participated in the Wings for Life World Run and I found it to be an incredibly inspirational experience.
In response to the letter to the editor "Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours," published May 6, I urge John Annoreno to stop for a moment and think about the purpose of the Wings for Life World Run.
Regarding the Ron Paul column published May 7 entitled "We're no longer number one": Sorry, congressman, you swallowed a distortion put out by the World Bank.
Regarding the May 5 column "The Sterling Dilemma" by Steve Lunetta, racism and bigotry in this country have been prevalent since the America's inception.
I know there are quite a few people in the SCV who can remember back to the '40s, '50s and '60s during the big strikes that some of the big companies had - and how violent they were.
Editor's note: The following was copied to The Signal but sent to members of the Santa Clarita City Council.
In my humble opinion, the most straightforward, simplest answer to the William S. Hart Union High School District going to board member representation by areas/districts would be to add two board positions.
It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.
Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.
John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader of the Senate. He's been attacking the President for the last six years unsuccessfully!
I agree with Gary Horton (Opinion, July 9). It seems though that our country is less civil. If I speak of our President, I will state "our President" or "Mr. Barack Obama."
Since this is the time when a great many Santa Clarita families will be hitting the road on vacation, I thought I should share my recent experience with readers.
The Signal reported on July 10 ("Bill would mandate sick pay for part-time employees") that the City Council voted to oppose Assembly Bill 1522 as the "...estimated financial impact to the city as a result of the bill could be as high as $180,000 per year."
I am sure the rebates on low-flow bathroom products has reduced water consumption considerably.
I believe that we need to withdraw troops in Iraq now. It is a mistake for any troops to be there, and they are there in great peril.
On July 3, The Signal published a column by Tina Dupuy titled "Freedom for Hobby Lobby's religious rights."
First of all, I am absolutely against all of the billboards in the Santa Clarita Valley - including the ones along the Metro right-of-way. I am also against the digital sign boards along the freeways.
Brian Baker's column published in The Signal June 30 ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust") is spot on!
A recent letter writer complimented Santa Clarita's trail system and inquired as to whether the city will be adding more trails, specifically near the Newhall Ranch Road underpass.
Speeding, cellphone calling, texting, tail-gating arrogance, complete disregard for the other motorist and other numerous unsafe practices while driving that cause accidents - these have been my contention in many letters to the editor that I have submitted to The Signal.
The city of Santa Clarita's response to my letter (June 23, "When will the city water medians responsibly?") regarding watering, the saving of water and new landscaping was full of details.