June 13's Letters to the Editor
Dear Sir or Madam:
A friend of mine in Florida apprised me of an unbelievable situation they are having down there and, after looking into it, I discovered it is true.
It seems that Florida has initiated a purge of Voter Registration Roles that would take Illegal and Dead voters off of the voter rolls and, therefore, they would not be allowed to vote.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Eric Holder is objecting, claiming that this move would unfairly target Minorities. Duhhhh?
I guess if you are here illegally and, in essence are not actually here, you might be a minority. Also, if you are dead, you may not actually be a minority but, being dead, you would be incapable of pulling the lever in the voting booth.
I really don’t see why the Democrats are pushing to allow so many ineligible folks to vote. First they are outraged because many folks with common sense want positive voter ID and now they think illegals, or better known as undocumented Democrats and dead people, should be able to vote. Maybe they are afraid that if they have to depend on actual Live people and Real Citizens, their own rolls will be diminished substantially.
Darl Mills. Mt. Gilead
Dear Editor — I would like to thank the Village of Mt. Gilead, and Village Administrator Dan Rogers in particular for the new blind/deaf pedestrian caution signs on W. Marion and W. High streets. My sister has been experiencing progressive blindness for the past few years and finds it increasingly difficult to cross the streets when walking to Krogers, Drugmart, or Rite Aid. We feel the signs will alert drivers to be more watchful for her and others with disabilities in the area. Many drivers may not be aware of the “White Cane Law” so I have included the reference to it from the Ohio Revised Code:
ORC 4511.47 Right-of-way of blind person.
(A) As used in this section “blind person” or “blind pedestrian” means a person having not more than 20/200 visual acuity in the better eye with correcting lenses or visual acuity greater than 20/200 but with a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees.
The driver of every vehicle shall yield the right of way to every blind pedestrian guided by a guide dog, or carrying a cane which is predominantly white or metallic in color, with or without a red tip.
(B) No person, other than a blind person, while on any public highway, street, alley, or other public thoroughfare shall carry a white or metallic cane with or without a red tip.
© Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
Effective Date: 01–01-2004″
Thanks to all for watching out for her.
Kay Hass, Marengo