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We are the United States of America and we exist only because we were united in defeating an oppressive British rule which politically favored their own East India Trading Company.
We had a common threat and banded together to win our freedom. Many patriots paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.
The Corona Virus is a common threat no less deadly than that war for our freedom. Healthcare, grocery store clerks and other essential workers are our current day patriots making the sacrifice on the front lines, sometimes paying the ultimate price.
I am writing this letter in support of Rep. Rebecca Dow for the 38th District of New Mexico House of Representatives. My two small children were victims and witnesses in a criminal trial. I approached several legislators about changing the way children testify in New Mexico. This is a dark and archaic practice that must be changed. Rep. Dow responded to my plea. Child sex abuse is not a partisan issue. Rep. Dow stands up for the most vulnerable New Mexicans.
Thank you Rep. Dow.
Dear wise councilpersons:
It seems you forgot to include instructions on how to sue the city and every councilperson who approved this mandate, in the event that within the next three years it becomes medically known that the mandate was poor medical practice, especially for the breathing-impaired; double penalties for coercing this group.
Dear wise councilpersons:
It seems you forgot to include instructions on how to sue the city and every councilperson who approves this mandate, in the event that within the next three years it becomes medically known that the mandate was poor medical practice, especially for the breathing-impaired; double penalties for coercing this group.
I have had breathing difficulties dating back to the accident that took my husband's life, and very nearly mine, as well. Under difficult conditions, my trachea closes and no air comes in or out from my lungs. And the "trigger" is sudden and unpredictable, with not a single second's warning.
To Cynthia Bettison and the Silver City Town Council:
I want to thank each of you on the Silver City Town Council along with the mayor for your dedication and often sacrificial service to the town of Silver City. Your efforts on our behalf are much appreciated.
I appreciate your concern and caring for the health of the residents of Silver City and Grant County.
However, in regard to the proposal to require all citizens to face masks in Silver City, or suffer penalties I am greatly concerned for several reasons.
To Cynthia Bettison and the Silver City Town Council
I would like to thank each of you along with the mayor for your dedicated & sacrificial service to the town of Silver Ciity. You are appreciated by many.
I also appreciate your concern and caring for the health of the residents of he city and our county.
In regard to the proposal requiring face masks in Silver City, or suffer a penalty, I am concerned for several reasons. Some statistics
August 22, 2020
Dear Mayor Ladner,
It is with dismay and disappointment that I am writing this letter to you expressing how embarrassing it can be to have your representation in our town of Silver City.
It is well known that you lean heavily with the "progressive agenda," favoring more and more government interference and control into the lives of Grant County, Silver City and New Mexicans in general. You have touted boldly your pridefully driven desire to let people know that you "are the mayor of Silver City" and that title is of most importance and weight, as you have frequented our downtown on busy days, passing out your business card, while stopping strangers on the street.
Dear Silver City Town Councilors:
I'm concerned about the Silver City Town Council's proposed ordinance requiring masks when in public in Town. This concern is based on our Grant County population (28,061), the numbers of people actually infected (72) and the deaths (2). All we hear about is numbers. We don't hear about percentages. The percentage of those currently infected is 1/4 of 1%. The percentage of deaths is even less. Grant County has a land mass of approximately 3,960 square miles. The states of Rhode Island, Delaware and DC will fit in Grant County with three separate ways of treating COVID-19. Yet we are being treated as if we live in northwest New Mexico. Ten northeastern states will fit into New Mexico, the fifth largest state in the union. Almost 3,000 square miles are left to put Rhode Island and Delaware in a second time. The 10 states' populations total 35,646,060 compared to 2,095,428 in New Mexico. There is no common sense in these mandates.