Your View | July 9 – 15, 2008

In the Preamble to the constitution it is written: "We the people of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union etc. etc." I didn't know law breaking people from another country actually have rights in America. Then I ask myself, do people who are thinking of coming here, or come here and then leave still have American rights? I guess if they are God given then they are for everyone. Keeps me pondering what are rights? Really they were to restrict the government, not keep us in chains. Love your paper.

Is it just me? ... As you watch the flooding in the Midwest, have you noticed that there are no farmers running around with stolen plasma TVs or holding stolen liquor over their heads. There's no looting or yelling 'Where's Bush?', 'Where's FEMA?’, Where's my check?', or 'Why isn't the government out here saving me and my farm?' Likewise, I've also noticed there are no reports of any other country coming to help or sending aid. And where are Reverends Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton? Shocking contrast isn't it???!!!!

Because the Cave Creek Museum is involved in a political mess, I checked the organization's web site to learn who are some of the key figures connected to the business. I didn't have to look far to understand how the tiny non-profit museum, significantly funded by the loopy Carefree town council, got into its present situation. Among 11 directors are Hugh Stevens, Andrea Markowitz, and (also Vice President) Ellen Van Riper. Carefree resident Evelyn Johnson is listed as executive director.

Only in [Fr.] Jenks’ world is a town that does not want illegal aliens and law-breakers to be "racially divided.” What a putz.

In a recent letter Kirsten Lewis, vice president and designated broker for Butte Companies, representing "Easy Street, a distinguished Carefree lifestyle," stated that, (Butte Companies) "has every intention of moving forward with the project, when the time is right." My personal guess is the time will be right about 2020.

It appears the Sonoran Arts League is set to depart its Carefree office on Tom Darlington Rd. near East Ho Rd. for a building in Cave Creek's new Stagecoach Village. Will the last one out please remember to turn off the fancy Carefree town center gaslights?

We’re back to the same place we always end up with the local weather forecasters. They don’t really have a clue so they just tell us it will be sunny and hot. Monsoon season must present challenges well beyond their capability to actually forecast accurately. Just look out your window about 4 p.m. If there is a potential for storm activity, you’ll know it.

I suppose the illegals will be hanging around town until the Cave Creek Town Council passes an ordinance that will stand up in court. Get with the program and get it done. Some advice for the town attorney as to the approach to take and the language to use would seem to be in order.

Bob Gemmill stepped down from his HOA presidency. How about removing himself from the Carefree Town Council?

I just found out Mesa's Police Chief, Gascon, is Hispanic, not to mention a reject from Los Angeles, a town that is overrun by illegal immigration, crime, gangs, and a jail system that has to let people out early because they are overcrowded! WOW! Does this surprise you? Since he is not willing to enforce immigration violations, does this make HIM a racist? He's protecting his own people! Talk about favoritism. Too bad somebody can't take HIM or the City of Mesa to court. If the shoe was on the other foot, the Mexicans sure would be crying foul and trying to sue the white legal Americans.

Thank you for publishing the license plates of people who picked up illegals in the paper. I think it’s a good idea. If you’re having complaints about it, I think you’ll find the complaints are probably coming from those picking people up. They are afraid their license plates are going to be published.

I just want to file a complaint about a photo on the front page of Sonoran News this week. It’s very offensive to even publish a picture like that. That should never have been published.

I just got this week’s edition of Sonoran News. I find it really highly offensive for a picture to be published like this on the front page of a small town newspaper is unacceptable. It’s just totally unacceptable and no reason for it.

I just saw the front cover of Sonoran News, July 2-8, 2008 issue, and on the bottom of the first page you have a picture of a man grabbing his crotch and another picture sitting I guess on the side of a road with these little quotes beside them. I just want to understand what the big idea is. I mean, are you trying to build a case against day workers in general? Because not all day laborers are illegal, okay? I think this is totally bigoted and ignorant and totally goes against journalism, period. I mean, what are you trying to do? This is garbage. This is what this is. Okay? I’m requesting you take it out or retract it from your issue because this is totally unacceptable.