Kirk

Our right to vote

Our newly minted Congressman Katie Hill, just voted with the House majority, to give away the heritage of our progeny to illegal aliens ... our right to vote!

Jeff Storm

Palmdale

No proof

The AVP Opinion page highlight on 17 Jan. 2019 was “That time when climate change was almost stopped.”

Everyone knows climate will forever be changing, whether mankind takes some action or not.

The article was designed, no doubt, to sell the Democrat’s Green New Deal espoused by Democrat Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (NY), the next fraud on the people.

A lot of data are available regarding temperature change through time. Greenland ice core data show that during our current geological era, temperature differences have occurred trending warmer since the start of the Holocene 12,000 years ago. If starting a plot at 10,000 years ago, the data are slightly cooling.

In the last 2,000 years, several warming periods have occurred along with a little ice age before the modern warming of the late 20th century. The rate today using satellite data is 1.5 degrees Celsius per century, which is within the Holocene averages.

See the data construct at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/file:Holocene Temperature Variations.png

The argument that carbon dioxide is detrimental to the environment is absolutely incredible. See a background paper on how the CO2 level affect climate at http://www.co2science.org/about/position/globalwarming.php

Bottom line is that “Atmospheric CO2 enrichment brings growth and prosperity to man and nature alike.”

The Global Warming Petition Project, signed by 31,487 American scientists (9,029 with PhDs), states:

“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating on the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”

Ocasio-Cortez says that we have only 12 years left before catastrophe. Sounds like Al Gore a dozen years ago; look at how rich he has made himself over the issue.

Sam Kilanowski

Palmdale

Contact your reps

Citizens across America need to be aware that the 116th Congress is giving birth to H.R. 1, the so-called “For the People Act.”

Deceptively named, this swamp creature will damage election integrity in unimaginable ways. Designed to aid the Democrat Party, here are some of the more unsavory provisions:

Automatic registering of ineligible voters — States will be required to automatically add to voter registration rolls every person, regardless of voter eligibility, who partakes in certain government programs, such as receiving welfare or obtaining a driver’s license. Other provisions of H.R. 1 then restrict the ability of states to verify eligible voters and the removal of ineligible voters from voter registration rolls.

Unchecked voter identification — States will be required to register voters on the day of elections and, instead of requiring voters to bring ID to the polls (where currently required), H.R. 1 allows for people to simply “sign a statement” confirming identification. With no buffer-period to verify personal information, this provision could easily lead to voter fraud.

Other provisions that should cause concern include the requirement of states to restore the ability of felons to vote and the limiting of political speech, a First Amendment right.

Understandably, this 600+ page document is unconstitutional in a variety of ways. It would be immediately met with legal challenge should it ever become law. However, one of the most sinister aspects of this progeny of the swamp is that elements of it could be inserted like a virus into other pieces of legislation, incrementally achieving all of its goals.

Congresswoman Katie Hill should recognize her responsibility to vote ‘no’ on this legislation.

As well, I urge all of you to contact representatives in Congress and tell them to stand for election integrity and vote against H.R. 1.

William L. Moore

Palmdale

So much for the alert

A couple days ago, while in my backyard facing 20th St. West between E and F Street, I saw a man and woman coming up 20th. Pulling bags on wheels, the woman ahead of the man, both were disheveled and appeared to be coming from the desert at the end of F, where the homeless camp out.   

The man was yelling at the woman to watch him practice how this weapon worked. She seemed to ignore him. As he tried again and saw me in my back yard, he pretended to let it go, twirling it in the air. It could be called a slingstone or bolo, which was a lethal warfare weapon in ancient times. My presence seemed to call for a louder yell, so he did. He continued this behavior as they went up 20th toward E St., past where I live.

Not an alarmist, and memories of being poor and living in family rooming houses in Ventura, I knew that not all poor or homeless humans, including kids, are criminals or lazy. I also knew to alert the community, the voluntary security and the local sheriff’s of this man’s violent weapon was needed.

If it had been a gun or knife being flashed about, I would be doing the same thing — alerting our community volunteers and local sheriff.

So I did. Each responded in similar fashion, “So what’s he doing that’s threatening you?” or, “So what do you want me to do?”

“Nothing,” I said each time and hung up.

I was shocked at their response, since it was an alert call not one that called for help. Not alarmist, nor demeaning but an alert.

Ann Gassaway

Lancaster

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