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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sunday Jurw A Flat tax could solve many problems Dear Editor In your editorial for June 1 1995 entitled A Daunting you may have assigned Gov Bush a Mission Irripossible in your question So how does the state decrease the property tax burden on taxpayers and still main tain the revenue stream required to fund public education and state ser vices 1 agree with you that George Bush did very well in his first legislative session in public office But we all should know that a state governor is very limited in his constitutional authority to limit human growth with in the borders of a state We have a federal government directing us to accept our share of the 2 million legal and illegal immigrants into our state each year We all remember the flood of Cubans that came to our state under President Carter This was followed and preceded by the Vietnamese after the Vietnam fiasco Now we await a flood of more Cubans under President Clinton In other words Gov Bush can only hope that our state population remains the same or decreases during his term of office My home state of Michigan during the depression of the 1930s switched from property tax to sales tax because property values almost disappeared It not completely because we had union strikes and FDRs useless experiments to cure the depression Even after Pearl Harbor Day sales gave way to war produc tion They had to come back to prop erty taxes The depression blessed us with pop ulation stability People stopped get ting married and having large families if married The census for the 1930s through 1940 increased by only 10 million souls Illegal Canadians went home Immigration nearly stopped We had no jobs for aliens In conclusion if our nation goes to a Jflat tax I believe that a flat income tajc could solve our growth problem I wpuld not tamper with 6ur state sales tax Our former Gov Richards took a big plunge into gambling with great expectations I have advised Gov Bush to avoid unionism avoid COLAs Cost of Liv ing avoid any increase in gambling and push student vouchers in the next legislative session Only teacher unions oppose vouchers i Sincerely Elwyn S Baldwin Retired Teacher Putting children first should be No 1 priority Dear Editor I feel compelled to respond to your article which appeared on the front page of the May 30 edition of the HZ concerning the termination of the exec utive director of the Womens Shelter The circumstances around her ter mination bring up many issues which are affecting our citizens today and provide valid points for both sides of these issues made the statement This is a womans issue and its not going to die It is unacceptable for a woman to be separated from her child to earn For many women this is true It is a tragedy that women who truly desire to stay home with their newborn and young children and take part in this very important time togeth er are often forced out into the work place before they feel ready to return due to financial needs within their families However it is equally unacceptable totry to perform ones job outside the home while concurrently trying to meet the constant needs and demands of an infant on company time This in my opinion is not just a womans issue It is a family issue and it is a community issue and on a greater scale is it not also a societal issue Last week I attended a lecture given by nationally known author Marianne Williamson She made a good point relating to this issue She said that women are not truly liberated simply by leaving the home and making it in the working world alongside men Women will truly liberated when families are allowed a real choice And if that choice involves the mother or father staying home for the first few years of their childrens lives or stay ing home permanently and being a homemaker then that choice ought to be valued and supported by members of the family neighborhood commu nity and society I believe that if Mazy chose to return to her former position after the leave allowed her she owed it to her employers to do the best job possible and to perform that job within the guidelines set up by her company I dont feel that her termination was any kind of punishment for speaking out Her employers probably had nothing against Mazy personally and were most likely just trying to run their busi ness I do believe she felt strongly about these issues and had to make a choice between principle and finan cial security Unfortunately those who stand up for their principles often do suffer Marianne Williamson asked her audience that night to think about what the world would be like if the bottom line in many of our decisions was not money power or successes of that nature but rather is it good for the children As a society the family structure is suffering It is time for mothers and fathers to take a stand for their children and to come togeth er with community and society leaders to come up with some real solutions that dont involve breaking the rules or compromising to come to a workable arrangement It is time to think about what is good for the chil dren the mothers the fathers the fam ily as a whole and to offer better options for people like Chante Mazy When employers are confronted with issues such as this there is often a lot of confusion and emergency meetings and quick decisions being made because we dont know where we stand on these issues until they come up in our own lives Wouldnt it be better to be prepared beforehand and to know where we stand And if where we stand is not the place we should be wouldnt it be better to change our position Michelle Barr New Braunfels Words only a dog could enjoy Dear Editor Earth is a spaceship Its selfcon tained and capable of continually replenishing all food and material nec essary to sustain all life forever If managed right it could be a permanent Garden of Eden Earth is a mere speck in the overall universal scheme of planets stars meteorites etc Earthly inhabitants are even lesser peo ple and more so the ants Earth is so tiny it can not be seen without a tele scope from any of our own solar sys tem planets Our solar system is a speck among the billions of galaxies Our solar system is a giant atom a pocket of atomic energy where the electrons planets constantly revolve around a positive electrically charged nucleus the An atom is a small particle of atomic energy and a com ponent of all matter Viewing a person through an electronic microscope you would not sec a person you would see a cluster of atoms zipping about Viewing your hand you would see atoms not your hand Humans all earthly creatures are basically dogs of dirt or dust united by atomic energy atoms clustered together forming bodies Spirits sup plied by God operate these bodies through the brains souls that are pow ered by electrical energy Brains can operate without a spirit like a car idling without a driver but without a spirit a body does not know what to do Due to the Big Bang and earths continually speeding outward into deeper space environmental and atmosphere changes will occur The latest flood and major earthquakes are examples Imaginably thinking Planet Earth could be a space probe sent out by its mother planet or spaceship exploring the universe similar to Earths plans for the year 2000 Do yall understand all this Skidrow my Comcmcer boy Now you understood all this right boy Roof Louder boy Roof Louder Roof Hey 1 heard that Baaaaad doggie Get in your dawg house Sometimes I wonder about that dawg Jerry E Daugherty Spring Branch Aunt Idas having a bad hair day Dear Herald I know you aint no dear but you do hear and know about whats goin I thought you tould recommend a good sighkolo gist fer my Aunt Ida She stays mad at the world always looking down her nose with the worst case of selfitus you ever seen If she sees two people talking together she thinks theyre talking about her and if she ever heard of something somebody said about her shed say If Ida been there 1 woulda knocked her teeth down her throat I said Aunt Ida you better watch it or the FBI will put you on their list as Jane Doe No In that case the only friend youd have left would be that toothstraightening doc tor Nelson Did you know he gave the first names of all his kids starting with a K I told him I just knowed one other feller that done that He was the head of the KKKs in Hog gwaller East Texas Dr Kahler cured Aunt Idas over bite but he said he couldnt do nothin about her backbitin bless his heart Well I hafta go see about my trou bled Aunt If families dont stick up for one another aint much to em Id say I called home They said Aunt Ida wuzent there She had went out to find herself Sounds like she may be having an overplay of the game of hidcand seck pore thang As ever yore friend Corny Greenhorn AKA Daisy Phair Wentworth gets lashing for alleged ties to developers Dear Editor Who is Sen Jeff Wentworth repre senting The senator sponsofcd HB 3193 which removes the Circle C Ranch development from Austins jurisdiction and gives them their own government Was he representing the people of his district No The development is not in Wcntworths district The sena tor ignored longstanding tradition that respects other districts rights to gov ern their own affairs Was he representing the people of Austin No They spoke clearly when they voted publicly and overwhelm ingly to protect the purity of their aquifer and the watershed which feeds h i Was he helping reduce big govern ment No The bill creates more gov ernment a governorappointed board specifically for the Circle C Was he protecting private property rights that means you can pollute your neighbors water you continue to expect the quality of life often taken for granted in Texas Was he representing the Austin developer Yes Sen Wentworth accepted from the lobbyist Dreams Come True with our Honeymoon Registry 133 Landa Street Call 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