Invest in children
Our children’s understanding and knowledge has to start from above with our educators, teachers, and reasonable adults. We have to invest in their well-being and fight for their rights for equality and never give up. We must put them first because they are mirrors of ourselves. Black lives matter and always will. We face many obstacles, and racism and hate make it much worse. Like gasoline on a fire, for our children to grow up and live productive lives, it has to start at youth.
In West Haven, the vote was saved by ballot. There is now a raging fight to save our vote nationally. Pro-voting legislation is now a tough battle joined by many. Voting rights are key to civil rights; you can’t have one without the other. Blood was spilled to win rights and it is still happening to this day—The Bill of Rights is an example of this. The obstacles we face today are steep, and it is harder to climb back up if our rights are taken away. If we all fight together, we will win. It’s a long, hard battle. But we can’t quit.
Amused by column
I was thoroughly amused by Gary J. Carlson’s op-ed in the March 2nd issue of West Haven Voice. I understand he is a retired professor of English; however, it does not saw where he taught. I can only imagine that his creative writing class was absolutely amazing because he certainly knows how to spin a yarn.
Professor Carlson offers no concrete examples of any of the hate or intolerance those of his political persuasion face “every single day.” He simply assembles a straw man that looks nothing like reality. I can only assume that the reason he offers no concrete examples of the persecution that he and his conservative friends suffer is because they simply don’t exist.
Professor Carlson’s caricature of those on the Left paints a much more sinister, dangerous, and compelling story than any discerning reader could ever believe. The reason for that is that he offers no facts; his statements are simply not true.
Of course, if what Professor Carlson claims of hate and intolerance were true, I hope I would stick up for his rights of thought, belief, and politics. Then again, if he actually were “cancelled,” I wouldn’t be able to read his words in West Haven’s only independent new source.
Outraged by audit: GOP
After reviewing the CohnReznick Forensic Audit dated 4/1/2022, we are outraged and angered with the findings. Those funds were meant to go to our own fellow Westies who were suffering and needed it most during a very difficult time. This is a clear result of lack of leadership, oversight, and accountability. Our City government has violated our trust again! All individuals named in this report must take a leave of absence pending the results of the investigation.
West Haven Republican Town Committee