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From: Gerry Hoeper
Subject: I'm puzzled?
Sent: Sat, Nov 19, 2011 3:11:34 PM
I have read some of your posts recently going back to 2006 and I’m not sure what you agenda is. You want to get rid of affirmative action, so no one has an advantage. I personally view this as a positive. You want school funding to be equitable, so the property owners are not the only people supporting the schools. Again I agree on this issue.
Where the conflict arises and the confusion is that you wrote an article about the lawsuit of Laure Quinlivan. You say she was discriminated by her employer and that if they will do it to one of their own then they will do it to a minority. This statement is hostile as a minimum. A court brief is only one claimed side of a story. You did nothing but use conjecture and speculation as if it is fact.
Ohio is an “At Will” state. I can terminate or be terminated at any time any employee for cause or not. Who cares about the motivation. If this woman is the great reporter she claims then jobs must have been abundant, else she may not be what she claims.
Why should this woman receive any special treatment, conflicts with an end to affirmative action? Why are you worried about sales taxes to pay for education? This is fair, if an item is purchased in the state then you support education. Poor people and rich people have children in the school system. You mean the rich should only pay for education? So the poor get an advantage? This conflicts with your view to end affirmative action also.
What I would like to see is a consistent record/position.
Personally I am against the government taking anything and giving to a group of any sorts, And that includes welfare, section 8, Medicaid, free school lunches, etc. I started with nothing and have moved ahead, by hard work and not handouts. This should be the agenda. I also give back to the community, by voluntary donations, items and time. This is the proper approach.
Write to your hearts content. Dialogue is always a good thing. As my subject line states, I’m puzzled by what appears to be a inconsistenct statements/contradiction.
Have a good year and happy holidays.